September 29, 2020 09:03
Actress Ha Ji-won's new film "Pawn" is set to hit theaters just in time for Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving.
"I hope the film will console viewers in difficult times [amid the coronavirus epidemic], making them feel good," Ha said at a press event in Seoul last week, just a few days ahead of its release on Tuesday.
"It is a heart-warming and beautiful story with some heavy emotional punches. It is quite impressive to see how those who are not bound by blood form 'family bonds,'" she said.
Asked about her co-stars, Sung Dong-il and Kim Hee-won, she heaped praise on them, saying she was "very comfortable" while shooting the film with them. She added, "I had been especially hoping to work with Sung. He is really considerate. I felt I became his daughter as soon as we first met."
The film explores the true meaning of family through the story of two debt collectors who are offered a child as collateral and end up raising her.
"These days, many people feel distant from their families, and some people are more attached to non-relatives than their own families," she said. "Many viewers will find it interesting to see those who are totally unknown to each other become one as a 'family.'"
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