Interview with Seol Kyung-gu as Jae-guk in 'The Moon'
'The Moon' to be released on August 2nd
Actor Seol Kyung-gu explained that the movie 'The Moon' seems to have broken the prejudice of Korean sci-fi, and that it is a film worthy of applause even if there are likes or dislikes.

On the 1st, Seol Kyung-gu started an interview about the movie 'The Moon' (director Kim Yong-hwa) at a cafe in Anguk-dong, Seoul.
Actor Seol Kyung-gu, "The movie 'The Moon' will break the prejudice of Korean sci-fi"
Actor Seol Kyung-gu, "The movie 'The Moon' will break the prejudice of Korean sci-fi"
'The Moon' is a movie depicting the desperate struggle between Seon-woo (Do Kyung-soo), a space crew member stranded on the moon due to an accident, and Jae-gook (Sol Kyung-gu), the former head of the space center desperately trying to save him. Directed by director Kim Yong-hwa, who became the director of 'Two Ten Million' by achieving 14 million cumulative audiences in the movie 'Along with the Gods: Crime and Punishment' (2017) and 12 million cumulative audiences in 'Along with the Gods: Cause and Effect' (2018). took over Seol Kyung-gu plays Jae-guk, the former head of the center, who returns to save Seon-woo, who is isolated on the moon.

Korean SF has preconceived notions compared to Hollywood. Nevertheless, as for the reason for choosing 'The Moon', "I felt like I was accustomed to Hollywood sci-fi. Maybe it's acknowledging that our country's space industry is still poor. After filming, I realized that it was not a distant future.”

Seol Kyung-gu, who honestly stated that he did not like the SF genre at first, said, "I don't think it appeals to me as an audience. However, in the case of 'The Moon', I thought, 'It may have some shortcomings, but I think it expanded SF a lot.' .The movie 'Gravity' used 100 billion 10 years ago, but 'The Moon' realized the universe with a budget of 28 billion. I talked a lot about 'The Moon' stage greetings with Dexter's family and experts. It was different and thrilling. I acted, but I did not have knowledge about the universe, but the doctor helped me a lot. I was surprised that it was so real that I could mistake it for a true story, and they said it was fortunate that it was not real. I was thrilled with the thought that I made it frame by frame. It was cute," he explained, explaining an anecdote about admiring the universe expressed with VFX technology.
Actor Seol Kyung-gu, "The movie 'The Moon' will break the prejudice of Korean sci-fi"
Actor Seol Kyung-gu, "The movie 'The Moon' will break the prejudice of Korean sci-fi"
Then, "It seems like a movie that has likes and dislikes even before it was released. Since it is a movie that has been done a lot in Hollywood, it feels like it has moved to another genre. Even if it is a latecomer, if it surpasses it, I think it is worth applauding the development itself." did.

Seol Kyung-gu, who said he saw the movie for the first time during the IMAX premiere, said, "I forgot the fact that it was science fiction when I saw Sunwoo running on the moon's surface. I think I was immersed in it,” he explained, admiring the movie. Also, as I didn't see the universe or the moon being implemented at the filming site, "I thought it shouldn't be clumsy. I was desperate to come out well, especially in the last 40 minutes of the moon. That's why I put strength into my body. 'Director Kim Yong-hwa is a pro,” he said, saying that he was amazed at the universe realized with Korean technology.

When asked if he would go if he had the opportunity to go directly to space, he burst into laughter, saying, "I'm not interested yet. The economic part can't be solved either."

The movie 'The Moon' will be released on August 2nd.

Reporter Ha-neul Lee, Ten Asia greenworld@tenasia.co.kr translated by google