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Seojun shed tears.
Lee Min-joon and Seo Eun-hye, who were sitting next to Seojun, took out a tissue with a subtle expression and wiped Seojun’s tears away.
Seojun, who was held in his father’s arms, loosened his runny nose on the tissue given by his mother.
“William…… poor thing…….”
“Why does Seojun cry seeing Seojun acting?”
“But…… I feel so sorry for him…sob sob…”
Seojun buried his face on his father’s shoulder.
Although the amount of mana he used was small, the effect of the smiley face mushroom, even made the skill owner cry.
“Seojun, look at that. Seojun’s name is coming up.”
“Huh? My name?”
Seo Eun-hye quickly changed the subject because her son cried so much.
Just in time, the names of the production company, actors, and staff were coming up on the black screen with Shadowman’s OST.
Meanwhile, the name SEOJUN LEE was seen in quite large letters.
Tears blocked the view, but Seojun saw his name for sure.
The white alphabet seemed to sparkle. Seojun couldn’t take his eyes off at his slowly rising name even though he was shedding tears.
In the meantime, the Internet went wild with the reviews of Shadowman.
As expected, Green Wing was very popular, and many of the reviews were posted in the early stages.
Soon there was a review of Shadowman. There were many reviews saying that both movies were interesting.
There were already people looking forward to their second movie.
Then a person posted an interesting post.
<<Title: Shadowman is weird.
Why am I crying?
The green wings screening was sold out, so I watched Shadowman instead but I cried. I don’t really cry when watching dramas. I don’t cry even when I was sick enough to get surgery. But when I look at the baby’s face, I suddenly cried over the movie. Was this really a Marine movie? Did I just watch a wrong one?
It wasn’t just him.
As the days went by, reviews and photos of others began to appear in the internet.
It became an issue when more reviews about how they cried over Shadowman continued to appear from time to time.
One of the most talked about was a reaction video of a YouTuber.
The YouTuber’s content is about movie reviews, when the two movies of Marine were released he immediately posted a review of Green Wing but in less than a week he uploaded a review of Shadowman seeing that it was the main topic of the Movie fans.
[Shadowman’s Tears Challenge 15th]
“Hello, I’m Review The Movie. I am happy to say that I’ve finally made it!”
The YouTuber said, while wiping his tears with a tissue.
“So far, we’ve calculated that 0 to 10 percent of people have cried. There were times when no one cried at all, and times when 10 percent of the audience cried.”
Then he showed his own ticket on the screen.
It was a spreadsheet that recorded the number of viewers and the number of people who cried during the 15th time he watched it.
The largest percent was 10.
“I didn’t know I was going to watch it for 15 times. I think I know what other people are saying. What should I say, I realized William’s real acting? I couldn’t take my eyes off from the child’s face since the moment where William laughed. Melissa’s performance as a mother was great, but now I can’t help but feel that the child actor who played William is really talented.”
The YouTuber opened a browser window on the screen.
“So I was wondering who the child actor that played William was, so I searched him in internet, and guess what I found?”
William as [SEOJUN LEE]
“He is a Korean child actor! I thought about what should I do in order to find out if he is a Korean-American or pure Korean but out of the blue…My sister, a fan of Brown Black since their 1st year said something behind me, looking at a picture of a child actor playing William.”
“She said ‘Oh? He look like Seojun.’ Seojun. Seojun Lee. Isn’t it the same? When I said it to my sister, she said, ‘No wonder!'”
Then the YouTuber open another two windows on the screen.
It was a photo of Seojun holding a powdered milk with the brand censored and Seojun with Brown Black.
“A Korean! A star who appeared in commercials and YouTube Entertainment shows! It’s Lee Seojun!”
The YouTube video soon became a hot topic within hours.
[Did you cry or not when you watch Shadowman? Is it a hoax or not?]
Because many people were curious, journalists aiming for a click on the topic quickly released their articles.
[Lee Seojun, the youngest Korean Hollywood actor!]
[No.1 this year, too! Brown Black and Hollywood actor Lee Seojun already met in the past?!]
[Marine’s chosen child actor!]
[What do people who shed tears have in common? How delicate you are!]
[Did you cry, too? Shadowman’s Secret!]
Many people wondered why they shed tears.
One movie critic said in an interview, “Maybe because William was smiling without knowing anything about his surroundings.”
Many people were convinced by the movie critic’s interview, but still many shook their heads.
Just for that reason, they should have only cried at their first time watching it.
This issue was not only in Korea.
In every country where Shadowman was released, the Shadowman’s Tears Challenge has spread fast like a fire.
In particular, Koreans, who swore to conquer the challenge, bought many Shadowman tickets consecutively.
Director Choi Dae-man has now a chance to film his first film.
A film production company, saw director Choi Dae-man’s videos and proposed to work together.
Dream Production Company has made many movies with a broad range of genres, he was excited for his Movie but got discourage when he came to know the genre.
Because the genre of the movie he was going to direct was a mystery movie, a rare genre in Korea.
Choi Dae-man wanted to make a perfect movie, so he traveled around the country in search of inspiration and actor that could suit the movie.
A month and a half later.
It was like he wandered around the country without any results.
Looking at resumes and portfolios from other companies, he found actors he could scout for the movie but they were either busy or not interested with the plot. So he went back to Seoul and organized auditions.
The production company started to become impatient and required him to complete the work by August.
They thought that the director was only wandering around the country.
Because of that…
“Here it is. Here it is!”
He found a village.
Choi Dae-man, who found the perfect location for the movie, faced other difficulties again.
The casting manager, who was scratching his head with the tip of a pen, sighed quietly and opened his mouth.
“It’s already the third audition. There was child actor but failed the screening and the other child actor, who got the highest score in the first audition was eliminated personally by you, Director.”
“Sorry, I’m sorry.”
“No, you don’t have to be sorry. I think you are strict because it is your first film.”
The casting manager, who looked unhappy, sighed with his arms crossed.
The conference room became quiet for a moment.
“There is a child actor who is drawing lots of attention these days. I don’t know if he’ll come all the way to Korea to film this movie, but…….”
The casting manager suddenly remembered something so he blurted his thoughts.
“Then why don’t you ask the child actor to participate in the audition?” Choi Dae-Man asked.
The casting manager recalled the movie he watched a month ago.
“I don’t think he’ll be in our movie because he’s so famous.”
Thank you for those who donated towards our co-translator. She has now returned to her home and recovering from the trauma.