Luc Besson Visits Korea for 'Lucy'

French director Luc Besson visited Korea to promote his latest film "Lucy," which is scheduled to hit local theaters on Sep. 4.

During a press conference held at a theater in Seoul, Besson said that there were people from the all over the world working together to make the movie, and breaking the language and cultural barriers was the best thing about it.

Choi Min-sik (left) and Luc Besson Choi Min-sik (left) and Luc Besson

"Lucy" is about an ordinary woman, played by Scarlett Johansson, who is used as a drug mule and as a result gained superpowers from the experimental drug. Choi Min-sik played a villain who makes Lucy transport the drug. He spoke all his lines in Korean.

"Scarlett Johansson and I didn't speak the same language, but I felt that she understood me and we were able to communicate with each other," said Choi. "It was a thrill that I have never felt before."

Besson said that the Korean movie "Roaring Currents" starring Choi is currently No. 1 in the Korean box office and "Lucy" is currently topping box offices in 25 countries around the world, therefore Choi is the world’s most popular actor right now. He also said that he admires him and hopes to work with him again.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 21, 2014 09:45 KST