Actor Lee Byung Hun mentioned the movies that he regretted refusing their casting offers.
On April 19th (local time), actor Lee Byung Hun attended the “The Future of Hallyu: Korean Film on the Global Stage” conference held at Stanford University in California, the U.S.
That day, Lee Byung Hun shared, “Before JSA, I paid more attention to the characters. However, after then, I began to consider the script as more important”.
When asked, “Have you ever regretted refusing a casting offer?”, the actor listed out “Parasite”, “Old Boy”, and “Decision to Leave”. He explained, “It was because I already had the schedules for other projects.”
Regarding his criteria for selecting a work, Lee Byung Hun said, “Feelings are very important”, adding “I tend to like it if the emotions and feelings I get right after reading the script are interesting”.
Getting praised for answering most questions from the audience in English, Lee Byung Hun shared, “I studied English mostly at the academy I attended in my second year of high school. I have never received any English lessons in Hollywood”, adding “To prepare for today’s event, I spent two months straight studying English for the first time in my life”, drawing laughter.
Revealing that he doesn’t differentiate between movies and dramas, Lee Byung Hun added, “The development of the OTT market has created great opportunities for Korean actors.”
Meanwhile, Lee Byung Hun’s next film “Concrete Utopia” is set to premiere soon.