On July 28, the new film “Escape from Mogadishu” was unveiled to the world. Based on true events from 1991, the film follows a group of Korean embassy employees on their escape from Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital metropolis, through the Somali Civil War. It so occurs that the film shares its birthday with one among its lead actors, Jo In Sung.
The actor celebrated each occasions in an interview, the place he acknowledged, “I myself didn’t know that the movie release would be on my birthday. I think because of it, it will be a special one.” He added, “It’s a situation in which I’m grateful for everything. The public looked forward to it and chose to watch it despite the tough situation with COVID-19. I’m just so glad. I’m thankful that everything is going smoothly.”
“Escape from Mogadishu” is Jo In Sung’s first film after the actor entered his forties. He commented, “Starting with this film, I hope to be back with more diverse pieces. Not only through films, but also through dramas and variety shows. I hope to increase the opportunities I have to more freely communicate with you all.”
He has been placing this into motion by showing on numerous YouTube channels and staying in contact with the general public. However, he doesn’t have any private social media accounts similar to Instagram. He defined, “It’s not that I don’t do Instagram, it’s that I can’t do it. I’m scared of mistyping something or making a grammatical mistake. Signing up is a challenge too. When it comes to this, I think there’s something analog about me in that sense.”
He didn’t overlook to say EXO‘s D.O. (Do Kyung Soo), whom he worked with on the 2014 drama “It’s Okay, That’s Love.” Jo In Sung shared, “I listened to Kyung Soo’s single. He’s already doing so well, so I don’t have much else to say. He’s completed his military service and released an album. I think he’s become more laid back now. I’m excited to see what’s ahead of him as he goes on to more music and acting activities.”
Jo In Sung additionally made a shout-out to fellow actor Lee Kwang Soo, whom he’s recognized to be shut with. “[His movie] ‘Sinkhole’ has its release coming up soon in the summer, and I hope it does well. I wish that Lee Kwang Soo also receives much love. Korean movies all need to do well.”
Check out Jo In Sung within the 2018 movie “The Great Battle“:
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