South Korea’s most successful idol actress, IU (Lee Ji Eun), has managed to bag one of her first acting awards at the Chunsa International Film Festival 2022 for her performance in the “Broker” movie. But since she was unable to attend the awards, IU delivered the most heartfelt apology in a voice message. So what happened, and why couldn’t she attend the award ceremony? Here’s the complete information.
IU Wins FIRST Acting Awards as Movie Actress for Her Performance in “Broker” Movie
Best idol-actress IU won ‘Rookie Actress Award’ for her outstanding performance in her recent movie, “Broker”.
IU Could Not Receive Her First Acting Awards at Chunsa International Film Festival 2022 Due to Self-Quarantine
Winning your first award in every profession will always be a moment you can never miss. But, unfortunately, that was not the case for IU.
Despite her first win in acting awards as a full-fledged movie actress, IU was unable to receive the honor in person because she had to go under self-quarantine.
Korean media reported that IU was considered a close contact with COVID-19 patients. That is why she had to undergo self-quarantine while waiting for her test result.
The MOST Heartfelt Apology and Gratitude to Cast & Crew of “Broker” Movie at the Chunsa International Film Festival 2022
Having been unable to attend her first awards for her incredible acting in the “Broker” movie, IU expressed her apology in a heartfelt voice message.
IU stated that she had been so excited about the ceremony. She had cleared all her schedule so she could return to South Korea just in time for the award ceremony. However, she was suddenly classified as close contact with COVID-19. Therefore, she must cancel all her plans and go into self-quarantine.
Further in her heartfelt message, IU also thanked director Hirokazu Koreeda and all cast and crew of “Broker” movie. She would always keep the award in her memory as a special lifetime event that only happened once. And she promised to improve herself more and become a better actress in the future.
“I would like to give my heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved.
‘Broker’ is a piece that gave me an undeserved amount of gifts from the beginning until the end, from various lessons I learned to this amazing award.
Although I cannot greet everyone in-person today, I will reflect on my gratitude today and work hard to become a more solid actress in the future.”IU (Lee Ji Eun).
IU Tested Negative for COVID-19
Finally, on October 1, IU’s test result for COVID-19 was out. Her agency, EDAM Entertainment, released an official statement revealing that the PCR test returned negative for COVID-19.
IU will proceed with all her upcoming schedules normally and apologize for having caused concerns to her fans.
“IU noticed that she was in close contact after entering the country. She then underwent a PCR test and was finally confirmed as ‘negative’ today.”EDAM Entertainment.
안녕하세요. EDAM엔터테인먼트입니다. pic.twitter.com/g9WxqlKRCN— EDAM Ent. (@edam_ent) October 1, 2022
So, what do you think about IU first acting award as a full-fledged movie actress at Chunsa International Film Festival 2022? Let us once again watch the outstanding performance of idol-actress IU in the “Broker” movie trailer.
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