Back in 2008, Gong Hyo Jin and Shin Min Ah starred in director Boo Ji Young’s movie “Sisters on the Road” collectively. The remastered movie will probably be screened on the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, which kicks off at present on August 25.
During the interview, Gong Hyo Jin shared, “When I was young, I thought easily of personal relationships. As I grew older, longtime friends became more precious. It feels like only yesterday that I saw Min Ah wearing a school uniform, and we still chat until our voices become hoarse. Above all, it’s a relief that both Min Ah and I are still working without having faced any big unfortunate incidents. I feel as if we held on well.”
The two actresses first met when Gong Hyo Jin was a highschool senior and Shin Min Ah was in eight grade. Gong Hyo Jin revealed, “Min Ah was poised and mature for her age, so we became like [same-aged] friends.” Their first movie collectively was additionally Shin Min Ah’s debut venture “Volcano High” in 2001. When they reunited once more eight years later by means of “Sisters on the Road,” each have been well-liked stars within the limelight who have been busy with quite a few initiatives.
In the 2008 movie, Gong Hyo Jin and Shin Min Ah star as sisters. Gong Hyo Jin joked, “I was so happy with the fact that I was sisters with Min Ah [in the film]. In the story, the sisters don’t have a great relationship, so I even worried if we should pretend not to be close on set.” Shin Min Ah added, “It’s great that it was a film we could shoot together. At the time, it was rare for female actresses to be leads together for a female director’s film.”
Gong Hyo Jin additionally mirrored on the 2009 screening of her 1999 movie “Memento Mori.” She shared, “I’m very nervous to rewatch movies that I filmed a long time ago. I can’t sit comfortably because [I’m worried that] I’ll notice parts that feel lacking. However, it’s a valuable [moment] because it might be the last chance I see it on the big screen. When ‘Sisters on the Road’ becomes re-released, I’m going to secretly go watch. I hope the viewers also don’t miss Min Ah’s prickly acting.”
Shin Min Ah defined that she took on the movie on the time as a result of she wished to strive numerous sorts of roles. The actress remarked, “It was a time when I had great passion for acting, and I wanted to show great and diverse sides of myself. Myung Eun of ‘Sisters on the Road’ was one of those roles.” At the time, Shin Min Ah had expressed her want for the function of Myung Eun first, whereas the director had meant for Gong Hyo Jin to tackle the function of the youthful sister and an older actress to play the older sister who’s a single mom. However, director Boo Ji Young modified her thoughts utterly after assembly Shin Min Ah in particular person and seeing her honest and passionate perspective towards appearing. Gong Hyo Jin additionally expressed, “I was young, but I never hesitated because it was the role of a single mom. What mattered more was what kind of project it was.”
Gong Hyo Jin additionally defined that just like the sisters within the movie, the 2 real-life buddies are each totally different but shut, mentioning that even their birthdays are simply in the future aside. She shared, “Because of our nostalgic memories, I want to rewatch the film soon.” Shin Min Ah concluded, “I want us to film another movie like this together.”
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