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Director of ‘Double Patty’ Says He Saw Potential in Irene

A press conference for the movie Double Patty, directed by Baek Seung Hwan, was held at Lotte Cinema in Seoul on the 10th. Director Baek Seung Hwan, actors Shin Seung Ho, and Bae Joo Hyun (Irene) attended the event and expressed their feelings about the first release of the film. The event was held live online to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The director said that Double Patty is a story about two young people running parallel to their goals and dreams. “When I think of youth, the thought of hunger also follows for some reason. I wanted to convey the message of ‘let’s have a meal’ through the many foods in our movie,” said Baek Seung Hwan.

He also mentioned that before the casting stage, he did not know much about the actors’ acting. “It was a project, as I started to talk about the possibility. Bae Joo Hyun had to practice how to be an announcer. It was her first time acting, and movie, but she showed surprising details, effort, and ability to concentrate,” he explained. “Shin Seung Ho had to control his diet, even when he likes to eat. He also improved his wrestling skills, enough to match a real wrestler. His sensibilities and sincerity were extraordinary.”

Bae Joo Hyun said that she was rather nervous and embarrassed to see herself on the big screen. “I couldn’t concentrate well throughout the movie. But I was able to be comforted and encouraged by Hyun Ji and Woo Ram (characters) within the movie,” she said.

As for her role, Bae Joo Hyun said that she thought a lot about how the character was an aspiring anchor. “I had to show the process of my tone and vocalization which gets better over time. I thought they had to be different from the beginning to the end. I took classes with an announcer, took a camera to film myself, listened to the voice, and constantly monitored myself.”

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Baek Seung Hwan said that “There is no one in the country who does not know Bae Joo Hyun. As I looked up videos of her, I realized she owned an unmatched potential. During the casting process, I was very surprised that she has not yet been offered roles for dramas. Her possibilities peaked in front of the camera, and there were many moments when I admired and considered her grateful.”

Double Patty, which captures what it is to be ‘youths’ through the medium of food, will greet the audience from the 17th.

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