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Kim Tae-ri shared the story behind her graduation photo, “I was embarrassed because I was so poor I couldn’t get a haircut”

Actress Kim Tae-ri revealed the behind-the-scenes story of her graduation photo.

MBC FM4U’s “Kim Shin-young’s Noon Song of Hope”, which aired on July 20, welcomed Kim Tae-ri, Kim Woo-bin, and Choi Dong-hoon as guests.

On the same day, Kim Shin-young welcomed director Choi Dong-hoon’s visit and asked whether he felt pressure from himself or others. In response, director Choi Dong-hoon praised and supported Kim Shin-young’s performance in “Decision to Leave” (directed by Park Chan-wook), while sharing the fact that “everything in the world is a mix of everything. I think I love and respect comedians as people who do great things. There was pressure, but it happened out of my own will.”

Choi Dong-hoon then said, “I didn’t remove my makeup after the news schedule before coming here,” adding, “I think it’s a fantastic schedule. I’m happy on a day like this,” he said, drawing laughter.

After that, Kim Shin-young started talking about movies, saying, “The preview is getting heated with the score of 10”. “It’s the best Korean movie of the year,” Kim Shin-young said. “I’m so happy and grateful they give you 10 points, but I also thought, ‘Our movie is there, too, I’m sad.”

When asked how he felt about the first day of release, director Choi Dong-hoon answered, “It was difficult to make, but I hope it will be a gift-like movie for the audience. I hope you think it’s a good gift and open the wrapping paper with a comfortable mind.”

Then, one listener asked, “Why is the Korean title ‘Alien+Human’ rather than ‘Alien’?” Director Choi Dong-hoon explained, “It’s a battle between unknown beings and humans, but aliens sometimes enter the human body. I added a ‘+’ since it’s a story that combines aliens and humans, but many people asked if I added it to make the title look cool. Everything is right.”

Kim Tae-ri revealed that she stole director Choi Dong-hoon’s 80s electronic watch, which was used as a prop for the role Lee Ahn, while filming the movie. Kim Tae-ri said, “He doesn’t even know I stole it. I love stealing so much.”

Director Choi Dong-hoon responded, “It’s okay. The watch’s wrist size was reduced, so it fits Kim Tae-ri’s wrist.” Kim Shin-young continued to ask, “Is there anything that you stole from Kim Woo-bin?” Kim Tae-ri made everyone laugh by replying, “I haven’t stolen anything from him yet.”

Meanwhile, Kim Shin-young expressed her personal gratitude towards director Choi Dong-hoon. Kim Shin-young confessed, “There was a time when I took a break from activities because of my severe panic disorder. When doctors said I wouldn’t be able to take a flight for the rest of my life, I practiced taking it little by little. My dream was to go to America. When I went to America, I was so nervous. I watched ‘Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard’ (directed by Choi Dong-hoon) more than 10 times because I thought it’d be okay if I focused on one thing. This is the most interesting movie for me.”

Kim Tae-ri asked, “How many times are you going to watch ‘Alienoid‘?” Then Kim Shin-young replied, “I’ll watch my movie (“Decision To Leave”) first,” but promised to check out “Alienoid”. Director Choi Dong-hoon and Kim Tae-ri also promised to watch “Decision To Leave”, giving a warm feeling.

On this day, Kim Woo-bin mentioned director Choi Dong-hoon when asked who the real “alien” pretending to be a human among the cast and crew of “Alienoid” is. Kim Woo-bin explained, “There are plenty of things the director knows. It seems to be a lot more than what a person can remember. In our conversations, he always says, ‘You know what?'” Director Choi Dong-hoon then drew attention by revealing that he had a memory since he was only 3 years old. 

Kim Tae-ri revealed a secret story about her elementary school graduation photo that went viral for giving off strange and mysterious vibes. Kim Tae-ri said, “It must have been taken when I was in 5th or 6th grade. My homeroom teacher told me, ‘Your hair is too long, Tae-ri, how about getting a haircut (for the photo)?’ But I was poor, so I said, ‘No, I’ll just take it.’ That’s why I looked like that.” 

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She continued, “That was me experiencing that the world doesn’t flow as it pleases. It was embarrassing. One of my classmates posted it and people loved it so much. I looked so deprived. But as an actor, I’m happy that people liked that photo so much they saw me as a movie/drama character.”

Source: daum

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