Youn Yuh Jung Says Her Son is Wary of Hate Crimes that May Arise While She Is at the Oscars

MINARI_01270.Alan S. Kim, Yuh-Jung Youn.Director Lee Isaac Chung.Credit: Josh Ethan Johnson/A24.
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Actress Youn Yuh Jung mentioned that her son was worried about her attending the Academy Awards ceremony.

In an interview with Forbes magazine, she said, “My two sons are Korean Americans living in the states. My son living in LA is worried about me coming to the states for the Oscars because I might get hurt on the street.”

The actress continued to explain by quoting her son’s concerns, “You’re an old woman. They’re aiming at elderly women. Can’t you have a security guard or something?” Then she added, “It’s terrible. My son’s worrying about me becoming the victim of the hate crime.”

She rose as a strong candidate for the Best Supporting Actress of the 93rd Academy Awards, as she wins the other awards at the SAG and BAFTA. She opened up about her feelings, “It’s unreal to me because nobody had been nominated for an Academy Award in Korean history. In a way, it’s sad, but I’m very grateful. Life is full of surprises.”

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The Oscars invited Youn Yuh Jung and Han Ye Ri from Minari to the ceremony. Therefore, the two are currently finding a way to cope with their schedules.


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