Monster actress Choi Sung Eun has reportedly confirmed to join Song Joong Ki in new movie based on the famous novel I Met Ro Ki Wan. So what are their roles, what’s the movie about, and why did everyone call Choi Sung Eun a monster actress? Check out the following complete discussion of Song Joong Ki and Choi Sung Eun new movie.
Choi Sung Eun Confirmed to Join Song Joong Ki in New Movie, I MET RO KI WAN
Actress Choi Sung Eun is rising to the center of the spotlight once again! Following her magnificent performance with Ji Chang Wook and Hwang In Yeop in The Sound of Magic, Choi Sung Eun will once again accompany another Korean drama legend, Song Joong Ki, in his new novel-adapted movie, I Met Ro Ki Wan.
On January 20 KST, JTBC News exclusively reported that actress Choi Sung Eun confirmed joining Song Joong Ki in I Met Ro Ki Wan new movie. This movie is an adaptation of a book with the same title by writer Cho Hae Jin.
What’s I MET RO KI WAN New Movie About?
If the story fully follows the original book, Song Joong Ki and Choi Sung Eun new movie I Met Ro Ki Wan will depict a story of a North Korean defector who seeks refuge in Belgium from the point of view of a South Korean TV show writer.
Song Joong Ki will take on the role of Ro Ki Wan, the North Korean refugee. Despite his inability to speak the language or understand the culture, Ro Ki Wan continues his struggle to adapt in the new country in the hope to survive and continue living his life.
During the process, Ro Ki Wan meets the female lead in the movie, a woman named Marie. Promising rookie actress Choi Sung Eun will be the one playing this role.
Marie is a Korean-American woman who immigrated to Belgium in her childhood. She is a former member of the national shooter team living with the pain and trauma of her mother’s death.
While Ro Ki Wan’s character represents hope and survival, Marie is a character with a more complicated inner struggle and no hope of surviving. According to Marie, it doesn’t really matter if she dies today or tomorrow.
Choi Sung Eun Captivating Visuals and Brilliant Acting Skills
Since Marie is such a complicated character representing hopelessness and despair, the production team decided for an early audition. They wanted to find a completely new face that could shoulder the burden of the character’s complexity.
Then came actress Choi Sung Eun who stole all the attention by passing the audition with high competition rate.
Choi Sung Eun is a rookie actress who has captivated viewers with her stunning visuals and brilliant acting skills. After debuting in Start-Up movie in 2019, Choi Sung Eun has showcased commendable acting and complex emotions in various projects, including Beyond Evil drama with Yeo Jin Goo and Ten Months movie.
Her performance was so extraordinary everyone called her a monster rookie in the Korean filming industry. After all, in such a short time, the actress has showcased high versatility in acting from a quirky red-hair in Start-Up movie, a bullied student in The Sound of Magic, and a strong female character in Beyond Evil.
For all these characters, she has earned countless praise for demonstrating a complete immersion of the character and high level of emotional details. That is why she was previously nominated for Best New Actress in 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards and even won the title at the Buil Film and Chunsa Film Art Awards.
On top of everything, her captivating visual has become the talk of the town for being a full-force cinematic beauty. Along with her exceptional acting skills, the rookie monster also exudes innocent vibes that are perfect for the camera.
After all, Choi Sung Eun’s visual has been famous since college. Everyone called her the campus goddess.
Song Joong Ki Returning Movie from 5 Years Ago
In addition to the monster rookie, what is most interesting about I Met Ro Ki Wan new movie is that Song Joong Ki actually received the offer in 2017.
However, Song Joong Ki’s agency at the time denied his appearance in the movie due to the various projects he had received.
5 years later in 2022, Song Joong Ki came back with the good news that he would start filming the movie after completing his ongoing project, Hwaran. It means that the actor will be extremely busy this year with back-to-back projects!
Finally, I Met Ro Ki Wan movie team plans to depart to film in various locations overseas within the first half of 2023 once the major casting and all the pre-production processes complete.
Meanwhile, here are Choi Sung Eun’s monster acting skills in Beyond Evil.
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