The press conference for upcoming Korean film ‘Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King’ took place on the afternoon of September 3rd at Seoul’s CGV Wangsimni which saw the appearance of the film’s main cast members like Lee Byung Hun, Ryu Seung Ryong, Han Hyo Joo, Kim In Kwon, and director Choo Chang Min.
During the press conference, Ryu Seung Ryong and director Choo Chang Min lavished praise for Lee Byung Hun.
Ryu Seung Ryong expressed, “There’s a lot of good things about Lee Byung Hun. He has an imposing poise and yet humorous, and adorable. He looks after fellow cast members very well, and makes every actor around him sparkle even brighter.”
Director Choo Chang Min said, “Everyone will understand after they watch the film. There are more scenes of Lee Byung Hun in the film where he plays the simple-minded role of Ha Sun. I have been agonizing over how to direct this role in order for it to not appear too childish. Lee Byung Hun was however able to portray the character in exactly the way I envisaged, and was a great help.”
‘Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King’ is an account of the 15 days which was never recorded in the history annals during the reign of Gwanghae. When Gwanghae gets poisoned, a commoner from the streets called Ha Sun who looks exactly like him gets called into the palace, and is forced to rule the nation in his place as king. The film will air officially in cinemas nationwide from September 20th.