The press conference for the upcoming film The Day I Died was held on Oct. 8 ai 11 a.m. KST. Kim Hye Soo, Lee Jung Eun, Roh Jeong Eui, and director Park Ji Wan attended this event that was broadcast live online. The Day I Died is a story about a girl who disappeared to the edge of a cliff with only one suicide note left, a detective who traces the case, and a witness who saw the girl last.
In the film, Kim Hye Soo plays detective Hyun Soo who tracks the girl who disappeared. She said, “The Day I Died came like a fate. I felt like the script strangely zoomed into my eyes,” explaining why he participated in the project. She added, “Before I figured out the genre or the story, I felt destined to do this. It was a very special experience.”
Lee Jung Eun, who showed a strong presence in Parasite, plays a witness who lost her voice in an accident. She said, “I really enjoyed the works where Kim Hye Soo appears as a detective, so I wanted to take part. Most of all, the fact that this film is not just a crime genre but a script where sincerity and truth met intrigued me.” She also cited the question of whether she would be able to convey her character’s true feelings even when she’s not allowed to talk as another reason she joined the project.
Roh Jeong Eui, who takes on the role of the missing girl, said that she chose this film because she could work with Kim Hye Soo and Lee Jung Eun. “There aren’t many movies about people my age. So I wanted to do well in portraying a role similar to my age,” she added.
The Day I Died is a work composed of a female director and female actors. However, Kim Hye Soo and Lee Jung Eun said that isn’t why they decided to join the project. Lee Jung Eun said, “It’s not easy to meet a work where a female character is well established. But this described female characters quite delicately. I think people who wanted that teamed up,” adding that she would gladly join works where she could be of help in the future.
Kim Hye Soo said, “I was attracted to the work itself. A sense of solidarity among people with no connection is one of the important messages.” She continued, “I don’t choose the works based on genders. However, it is encouraging that there are more well-made female roles in contrast to the past when the female characters have appealed to the public with their looks. More and more female directors are taking on new challenges. I hope that they will have more opportunities to speak out as well-prepared filmmakers with strong internal stability.”