Actress Jung Yi Seo made her name known as the pizzeria manager in director Bong Jun Ho’s “Parasite.”
Actress Jung Yi Seo was born in 1993 and made her debut through the movie “Revolution” in 2015. She then became the owner of a pizzeria in Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” and raised her profile. In fact, when she first got a call from the casting director, she thought it was a prank call.
She originally auditioned for a different role in “Parasite”. However, the production team decided to lower the age of the pizzeria owner, which was in between 40s and 50s, and gave the role to Jung Yi Seo. She sincerely accepted her role after hearing that the movie changed the role for her, and the movie soon gained worldwide fame.
In an interview, when asked why director Bong Joon Ho did that, he said, “There is a detective who doesn’t look like a detective and a doctor who doesn’t look like a doctor in the back of the movie, so I think they intentionally cast her as a pizzeria manager who doesn’t look like a pizzeria manager. Also, the audience might feel uncomfortable watching a young boss abusing her power, but also not abusing her power, over the main character’s family.”
Jung Yi Seo’s acting transformation doesn’t stop here. This time, she played Hyun Joo, the first infected student in the Netflix series “All Of Us Are Dead.” She confessed that she worked really hard to practice for the action scenes because she appeared as an infected zombie who needed to twist her body.
Where else did you see her? She played the role of the heroine’s best friend and broadcasting writer in the drama “Tale of the Nine-Tailed,” and the staff of the audit office in the movie “Samjin Company English Class.” In the drama “Mine,” she turned into the maid Yoo Yeon and showed various charms.
She also appeared in director Park Chan Wook’s movie “Decision to Leave,” which recently won awards at various prestigious award ceremonies. She appeared as one of Park Hae Il’s junior detectives and showed perfect chemistry with Ko Kyung Pyo. As a result, Jung Yi Seo is now known as a new actress who received offers from two world-class directors.
You thought it was over, right?
Jung Yi Seo has imprinted on the public with her unusual roles in each work she participates in. This time, she’s under the spotlight again with another transformation for “King of the Desert.”