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Seojun returned to Korea with his uncle Hee-sung. Seojun’s bag was full of gifts from his acquaintances, there was also the script from director Ryan Will.
Seojun had read the script and heard more details about the development process from the director, Ryan Will, himself.
Somehow, the vice president of Marine Production house looked at him with complex eyes, but he shrugged and quickly signed the contract.
Seojun recalled the contents of the script. There was only one problem he could think of. Acting in front of director Ryan Will made him a little bit uncomfortable.
Unlike the acting he had done so far, he felt kind of nervous.
And even when they came back to Korea, he wondered what the problem was, but he had no clues.
“I don’t think it’s gonna be a big deal because the director said I could act as William…. As expected, I don’t know why I am feeling this.”
After unpacking his things in his bedroom, Seojun put the script of Shadowman 2 next to a bookshelf full of English Script given by his aunt Nara.
This bookshelf would be where Seojun will put the script where he would appear in the future. For now, it only contains three scripts.
This would be called ‘The bookshelf of life!’
In the future, he will fill this same bookshelf with scripts from movies where he acted.
“Seojun, let’s eat grapes.”
Recently his father just resigned from his previous work and started to work on his uncle Hee-sang’s company and his mother started tutoring Korean students. They are now watching television together.
On the TV, Lee Ji-seok was being interviewed in order to promote the movie ‘The devil.’
“Is Seojun not going to do that?”
“Isn’t he too young to be interviewed?”
“I can do it!”
Seojun can do it if his parents let him, but somehow, after the preview of Shadowman 2 was released, all the scheduled promotions, role and advertisement proposal suddenly backed off.
Unlike Lee Min-joon and his wife’s worries at the sudden event, Seo Eun-chan felt that this was just normal.
“It’s about the money. I’m sure they’re thinking about how much they should pay to an actor who would be going to shoot Shadowman. Also, the title of ‘Hollywood actor’ already made him popular. I can’t predict how much promotional effect Seojun would have if he really promotes this.”
Fortunately, there was an increase in roles and advertisements proposal after ‘The Devil’ started to be more popular. Many companies concluded that the appearance fee would be expensive, but it would be worth it.
“What, do you like to appear in an advertisement?”
“No, I don’t!”
Seojun shook his head at his dad’s question.
Although the appearance fee would be very high and his acting skills would be recognized, the roles he was receiving were just common.
A child who lost his parents, a crying child and a child just standing while smiling. The role that he can play at this age was just the same. Surely, the role of the child shaman was very unique.
[What kind of actor is Lee Seojun?]
The whole family’s eyes turned towards the television when the interviewer asked the question to Lee Ji-Seok.
Seojun first film as an important in a movie was a box office hit, and he would also be acting in another Marine movie known for being worldwide blockbusters. He is now, currently, the main topic of everyone in korean.
[Lee Seojun is amazing! At first, I thought he was just a genius actor with natural talent at first, but he feels like he possessed many experiences.]
The people watching TV nodded at his words.
A Hollywood movie at age of 6. It wasn’t officially announced by Marine, but with that hint, everyone could guess what they mean. Lee Seojun will now be, not just a side character but a main character.
If he isn’t a genius, so what he should be called?
[There was a time where I saw him practicing his lines.]
[What was he like?]
[He studied not only his own lines but all of them. Also, because of his age, there were still many words he could not understand so he would asked me what it means and how it was read….]
Lee Ji-seok laughed. It was because he remembered a script that popped out from a bag that looked like a goblin. Seojun took out his script to asked him some things he could not understand.
Seo Eun-hye and Lee Min-joon, who were watching Lee’s interview, also laughed.
Seojun pouted his lips.
‘What? It’s my first time learning Korean! No…it may not be the first life where I learnt Korean, but I don’t remember it anymore.’
[When he showed me his script, it was full of colorful highlights!]
[Yes. He is indeed very cute.]
The interviewer, Lee Ji-seok, and people watching the interview smiled.
[Lee Seojun is an actor possessing great talent and even work hard. When I acted together with him, I was drawn towards his aura. When Su-hyuk and the child shaman first met, I felt like I really became Su-hyuk. I was overwhelmed by the god that actor Lee Seojun expressed.]
Some of the people who watched ‘The Devil’ nodded at the behind-the-scenes story. After the interview, the light on the screen suddenly dimmed and the interviewer asked quietly.
[Some of the staff said they saw a ghost during the time of the shoot. Did you also see it, Ji-seok?]
Ghost? The couple tilted their heads. If such a thing had come out, Kim Hee-sung, an occult enthusiast, would have not missed it.
“Seojun, have you seen a ghost?”
Seojun rolled his eyes. He could guessed what had happened.
That’s it. The Energy trom the goblin.
It must have looked golden because it was made of brass and yellow energy.
He was surprised to see the CG after the post-production. The scene that he saw with his own eyes came out on the screen exactly as it was.
He thought it would affect people to some extent, but he never imagined that there would be also some people who could see it.
“I didn’t see it.”
Seojun pretended not to know.
[Isn’t there a scene where the CG effects were extremely good?]
[Yes, there were a lot of reviews saying that it really felt like God had really come to the shaman’s body and that the Korean CG has developed this much. There was also a rumor that the number of people asking for ‘The Devil’ CG team has increased, right?]
The Interviewer tilted his head. What did he mean by bringing the CG topic when they were talking about ghost?
Lee Ji-seok laughed because he could see through the Interviewer face.
[Do you remember the golden flame we saw on CG? Wrapped around actor Lee Seojun’s body, ran around me like a wolf, and suck me in like a fire?]
[Of course, it’s one of the best scenes in ‘The devil’, and there’s no way I could ever forget that.]
[That was the ghost]
Lee Min-Joon, who was eating grapes, spat out grapes as his mouth formed an ‘O’ shape because he went speechless.
Lee Min-joon liked how the CG was edit out in that part saying it was cool, but he was extremely afraid of ghost so he went pale recalling the scene now.
Not only Lee Min-joon but also those who were watching the interview were speechless like the Interviewer.
Lee Ji-seok laughed at the dumbfounded face of the interviewer.
[I thought I was the only one who saw it, but Director Choi saw the ghost, too! So he thought it would be good to use that scene as it is and worked hard with the CG staff to make it as natural as possible. The CG staff also thought they did an amazing stuff and on how it had such a clear image. They didn’t even think it was a real ghost.]
A CG staff, who was watching television with his family, has his mouth opened wide.
[I was surprised to see the movie after the editing and CG work at the premiere. Just like what I saw during the shooting, it felt real. Because of that, the director and the other staff thought they saw the ‘same’ ghost.]
Is it just an ear problem or not? It seems like Lee Ji-Seok gave emphasis at the word same.
Having watched the movie and now hearing the creepy story from Lee Ji-Seok, the interviewer could barely continue the interview.
[Then… Everything was in CG?]
[The Full shot only, I only saw it when we took the full shot, but I didn’t see it after that. It was a bit disappointing. My acting would’ve been more realistic if I saw after that. But since the movie is successful, I don’t think I would need to lie that I have seen ghosts on the set, do I? Hahaha]
Lee Ji-seok, who burted out a joke, laughed.
Comments piled up on the interview program bulletin board about the interesting behind-the-scenes story of ‘The Devil’.
-Won’t you be cursed if you reenact something like that? The director and the actors seemed to be insane.
-My friend was a staff member of The Devil team. Everyone was just watching, and some of them reallly saw the ghosts.
-I knew it..
-Lee Seojun’s acting. At first, I thought I saw a ghost, but when he fought with the evil spirits, I thought he was a great god. but I can’t believe it was all real.
Lee Ji-seok smiling in the dark light. The Interviewr, who was growing scared at his stories, quickly changed the subject.
[Did Lee Seojun help someone on set?]
A post appeared on the television screen at the Interviewer’s words.
Seojun and his wife, who were watching the interview without much thought, were surprised to see the post on the screen.
Title: Wow. I actually meat Lee Seojun, but I didn’t recognized him.
Written by: Law-abiding order
[Link to the previous article]
Please read this before you come at me. The movie filmed in our village was “The Devil” and the child actor who saved me was “Lee Seojun.” I didn’t recognize him because I fainted…… Really…… I was going to buy him something delicious because he saved me, but he had more money than I did.
[An attachment of a picture of the cast on his legs.] I could only hear his voice and did not see his face.
I fell into a boar pit hole…I would have been in big trouble if actor Lee Seojun didn’t save me! Actor Lee Seojun. That was very thoughtful of you!
“That’s the little child that Seojun saved.”
“I guess he is okay now!”
A month later, ‘The Devil’, which trended yet again at the words ‘It was a ghost’ continued to be a hit and ended with a total of 6 million viewers.
Then a few months later, the film was released in several countries, including the United States.
Thank you for those who donated towards our co-translator. She has now returned to her home and recovering from the trauma.