Actress Lee Jin Ri, 33, has expressed her feelings about working with the controversial Park Yoo Chun in On The Edge.
Lee Jin-ri appeared in an interview with MyDaily at a coffee shop in Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul on the morning of November 22. During the interview, she talked about the role of Hong Dan, partner of Park Yoo Chun, in the movie “On The Edge”.
“On The Edge” is a melodrama about Tae Hong (Park Yoo Chun), a man who lost everything in an instant, and Hong Dan, a woman who had nothing to lose from the beginning, facing each other at the end of their lives. Abyss. After the sex scandal, the film gained attention as Park Yoo Chun’s comeback project after his drug scandal. Ultimately, the film was canceled in theaters due to Park Yoo Chun, after which the film was sent straight to IPTV.
In Lee Jin Ri’s drama, she played Hong Dan, who came to Korea for her sick daughter, whose condition was deteriorating. Lee played a motherly character who did everything she could to raise money for her daughter’s treatment.
On that day, when asked:Did you feel the pressure of the movie being called the return of Park Yoo Chun?Lee said:There was no pressure. It may not be a positive reaction, but I thought it would be good to be promoted in this way because our film is just a small independent film. My main focus was to do well in this job as Hong Dan. I hope everyone will keep an open mind and watch the movie,she replied.
She then said:I was surrounded by other people’s fears, but I worked with Park Yoo Chun without any prejudice. I only had memories of being grateful and happy to him, like other seniors,” and added, “He has had unpleasant stories behind him, but despite this, he is an experienced senior of the star class who has starred in many dramas. Filming with a novice might have been inconvenient for him, but I was grateful for his help. I learned a lot watching him and I respect him as an acting senior,” He said.
Lee Jin Ri said she was surprised by Park Yoo Chun’s passion for acting:There is a scene where Park Yoo Chun was attacked, but the beating went wrong, leading to him being taken to the hospital during filming. His arm was badly swollen, but that night there was a scene where he had to run while carrying me on his back. Still, he told me it was fine, that I didn’t have to worry about it because worry would affect the mood of the stage“.