Kim Go-eun, known to be capable at singing, shared the behind-the-scenes stories of the challenge in doing a musical movie.
At the “Night of Heroes” in Busan, where the 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) was held on the 7th, Kim Go-eun drew attention by saying, “How was the musical movie when I sang so well?”
In this movie, Kim Go-eun played Seol-hee, an independent movement fighter who risked her life in the middle of the enemy camp and stole Japanese information.
Kim Go-eun said, “I lived my life thinking that I could sing a little bit, but I couldn’t do it”. Expressing her curiosity, she said, “But the skills I sang at karaoke during that time were not really my skills. The musical singing was completely different. I was like, ‘What should I do?'” She admitted to the difficulties of the preparation process.
The actress continued, “It wasn’t easy even on set. I was singing with my voice, but none of it worked as I wanted. It was something beyond my ability. I decided to choose between singing and acting, and ultimately chose acting.”
Go-eun added, “Even if I seemed a little bad at singing, I had the mindset that ‘acting shouldn’t be clumsy’. Especially, I had to sing all the songs with intense emotions. I tried my best to capture it live on the spot, but I could only see the bottom. Sometimes it was really shameful”. She laughed and said, “Afterwards, I recorded 7 or 8 more times. Still, I was proud that I did it to a satisfactory degree in the end”. The sharing raised expectations for the finished work.
“Hero” is a film about the last unforgettable year left for independence activist Ahn Jung-geun, who becomes a martyr after receiving the death sentence by the Japanese court for killing Ito Hirobumi in Harbin in October 1909.
Chungmuro’s new movie, “Hero”, is a movie version of the original musical “Hero”, which premiered in 2009, and began production under the title of “The First Original Korean Musical Film” and pushed for its release in the summer of 2020, but will meet the audience in December after postponing due to the pandemic.