April 23, 2022 08:31
Sol Kyung-gu and Chun Woo-hee are starring in a film about school bullying, "I Want to Know Your Parents" set for release next week.
The film is based on a Japanese play about a school bullying incident and is told from the perspective of the perpetrators' parents when an eighth-grader kills himself after writing down the names of his classmates who tormented him.
The two stars attended a press event early this week and shared thoughts about their roles.
Sol plays the father of the perpetrator, a lawyer. "I approached my character from the perspective that he trusts or wants to trust his son all the way," Sol said. "If I was put in that position, I think I'd have conflicting emotions. I really don't know what I would do."
"I think school bullying goes on even now, and it makes me sad that it will continue. I think we need to keep focusing on this subject," he added.
Chun, who plays the victim's teacher, said, "I acted believing that my character was in a dilemma. She doesn't have any rights and is not in a position to lead. I felt she is an observer just like the audience."
Sol recommended Chun for the role. "Chun came to my mind when I thought about the teacher, and I called her when I heard that she'd turned it down. I saw this movie for the first time today and I knew again that she had to play that role."
The film hits local theaters on April 27.
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