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Park Seo Joon Says He Couldn’t Believe It When He Got the Offer from Marvel

Park Seo Joon The Marvels
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Park Seo Joon talked about appearing in a Marvel movie.

On the 2nd, The Guardian released the interview with Park Seo Joon. “When I first heard that the Marvel Cinematic Universe wanted to speak with me, I couldn’t believe it. I actually couldn’t believe it,” Park said. “I’m not someone who has a fear of challenges, but whether I am filming in South Korea or abroad, everything is a challenge for me. So, I did feel some nerves at first. But everyone was so helpful and welcoming that I was able to find my feet really quickly.” However, conscious of the confidential agreement he signed with the company, the actor remained silent over any detail.

Park also showed a glimpse into his childhood. “I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and we had to move around a lot as a result, but I was able to meet a lot of different people at school, and that made me more mature,” he shared.

He was praised for his realistic portrayal of youth running towards his dream through the role of Ko Dong Man in the 2017 series Fight for My Way. “People in their 20s in South Korea are actually having a lot of difficulties when it comes to just living in general,” Park commented. “During my early days of acting, it was very difficult for me. In your 20s you have to work really hard but also be careful with everything. Life, love, career, passion – everything. Fight for My Way was one of the best dramas that could possibly portray these feelings. I could connect with Dong Man. At times, he failed and got frustrated with himself but he endured and showed up for himself. Among all the young people who were struggling, I got to express one young person’s hardships.”

Park Seo Joon The Marvels
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The 2020 drama Itaewon Class gained worldwide recognition. Park said, “Itaewon Class appeared in the midst of the Korean movies and drama boom, and I got to make a lot of international fans.” He continued, “I personally feel that South Korea has been making a lot of effort and spending a lot of time creating good quality films and series, but it’s always been a bit of a hidden gem. There are a lot of good films and dramas, and I want them to be recognized. I feel proud that I am able to contribute to this Korean boom.”

Park also briefly mentioned his Wooga Family, a friendship group with Choi Woo Shik, BTS’s V, Park Hyung Sik, and Peakboy. “They are really good friends to me and very comforting. Not only do we share the same values, thoughts and perspectives on things, but we are in similar industries, and so we are able to share advice. We try to comfort each other as human beings because what I am going through could be something that the others might go through in the future,” he said, showing his love for them.

Meanwhile, Park Seo Joon left for Hungary on the 3rd to shoot the movie Dream after recovering from COVID. Dream tells a delightful story about a soccer player in the biggest crisis of his career and the special national team that has never touched a soccer ball before. Together, they’ll try out for the Homeless World Cup. It’s a new drama by Extreme Job director Lee Byung Heon and stars Park Seo Joon and IU.

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