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Lee Soon-jae talked about Kim Sae-ron’s “drunk driving,” “You have a great social impact, you need to have self-control”

Actor Lee Soon-jae mentioned Kim Sae-ron’s recent controversial drunk driving incident, talking about the minds and attitudes that actors, as well as celebrities, need to have.

Lee Soon-jae shared various stories in an interview with the movie “Hello” (directed by Cha Bong-ju) at the VIP Lounge of CGV Yongsan I’Park Mall in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, on the afternoon of May 18th.

Lee Soon-jae, who is 89 years old this year, is the oldest actor that is still active in the industry with more than 65 years of acting experience in dramas, movies and plays.

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Lee Soon-jae, who played the role of Insu in “Hello”, an old man who is nearing his death but wants to study Korean to convey his feelings, said, “I want to ask the young lads for something” as he mentioned what he wanted to show through the movie, including the importance of life.

“I have said that celebrities are not public figures, but I also want to say that even though they are not public figures, they have the character of public figures. I’m not a public figure either, but I have the impact of a public figure. Because our every move has a social impact, especially on young friends, we have to follow the laws and regulations well first,” he said.

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Later, Lee Soon-jae said he saw the news of actress Kim Sae-ron, who was caught drunk driving the previous day. Kim Sae-ron crashed into a transformer unit while driving in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul around 8 a.m. on May 18th. The police, who were dispatched after receiving a report, tried to measure her blood alcohol concentration, but Kim Sae-ron refused and expressed her intention to do a blood collection test. The accident has caused many inconveniences to citizens, including paralysis of nearby traffic signals and power cutoff.

Lee Soon-jae said, “Wasn’t there an accident news yesterday?” and added, “That should never happen. If you are dealing with the public, you should always be able to control yourself and be careful. I always have to think about the impact that I can have on society. We have to keep our self-control,” he said. He also reiterated, “Don’t put yourself on top of others just because you earn a lot of money and are popular, you should always be humble and grateful.”

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“Hello” will be released on May 25th as a human drama about the story of a girl named Su-mi (played by Kim Hwan-hee), who is waiting for death, spending her days with different stories.

Source: Daum

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