Director Lee Byung Heon Calls Kim Yoo Jung’s Casting in ‘Chicken Nugget’ the Luckiest Casting Ever Made

Chicken Nugget
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As March 15th approaches, the anticipation for Netflix’s global release of Chicken Nugget is sizzling. This zany mystery-comedy is all about a father, Sun Man (played by Ryu Seung Ryong), and his daughter’s secret admirer, Baek Jung (Ahn Jae Hong), who embark on a laugh-filled mission to turn their beloved Min Ah (Kim Yoo Jung) back into a human after a bizarre incident turns her into a chicken nugget.

This never-before-seen “fowl play” unites director Lee Byung Heon’s go-to talents, Ryu Seung Ryong, Ahn Jae Hong, and the addition of Kim Yoo Jung, into a powerhouse trio set to redefine comedy with their unique charm and hilarious antics.

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The freshly released stills tease an unpredictable adventure. One day, Min Ah turns into a chicken nugget, Sun Man’s favorite snack. This pushes Sun Man and Baek Jung into a hilariously touching and absurd mission to save their beloved Min Ah. Armed with a wooden shield and an electric fly swatter, their battle-ready stance hints at the ridiculous yet heartwarming escapades to come.

Director Lee Byung Heon expressed his utmost confidence in the leading duo, Ryu Seung Ryong and Ahn Jae Hong. “We took a comical and theatrical approach. Their commitment to their roles, elevated by a few notches, required not just skill but immense bravery, and they delivered flawlessly,” Lee remarked. “These two are the comic legends, and they fit the original characters perfectly. They were the first to come to mind. This is an unprecedented comedy.”

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As for the casting of Kim Yoo Jung, Lee described it as “a stroke of genius and luck for me.” Ryu Seung Ryong expressed his experience, stating, “Each meeting was filled with such natural comedic talent that it made the father-daughter act come alive effortlessly.” Ahn Jae Hong also chimed in, “She had such a tremendous presence. Kim Yoo Jung breathed a soul into the chicken nugget role so vividly that you’d think of her whenever you see a chicken nugget.”

Further praising his partner in the quest Ahn Jae Hong, Ryu Seung Ryong remarked, “Working with Ahn Jae Hong was truly an honor and a fortune.” Ahn Jae Hong added to the excitement, noting, “We just clicked together that even rehearsals weren’t needed.”


Source: Netflix

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