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In a pork belly (Samgyupsal) restaurant near the set of the movie “The Devil”.
Lee Ji-seok, who plays the main character Kim Su-hyuk, has decided to treat the whole staff for a meal.
They have a shooting on the day after tomorrow, so they have a free day tomorro
Everyone was drinking with excitement.
Choi Dae-man, together with his Assistant Director Cho, was sitting in front of the main actor Lee Ji-seok.
All three of them were talking about filming, so the staff and other actors, who didn’t want to talk about work at the get-together, slipped away from the table.
“It’s a good atmosphere.”
Lee Ji-seok said.
The three people, who were talking about the movie for a long time, smiled at the staff who burst into laughter.
“There are so few good people like this.”
“It’s been a long time since I played the lead role, so I put a lot of effort while playing this role and I look forward for your further advice.”
“No, It’s my first film, so I need a lot of help from Ji-seok.”
Lee Ji-seok smiled and held a glass. Choi Dae-man, raised his glass.
“Come to think of it, when are we going to meet the child actor?”
“You’ll see him next time.”
“I wonder what kind of kid he is.”
Next to him, director Cho looked like he was itching to talk.
He wanted to say it. He wanted to talk! However, he had no choice but to drink soju quietly because of Choi Dae-man, who was looking at him, as if warning him, from the next seat.
“How was the audition for the child actor?”
“Daebak!” (TL: Awesome In Korean)
Eventually, the assistant director, who couldn’t stand it, opened his mouth to praised Seojun.
But still didn’t reveal who was the actor.
“Wow! I am so frustrated! I am now curious who the director hired for the child actor role.”
Like children who curiously listen to old stories from their grandfathers, all the staff members’ eyes gathered on the assistant director.
“When I first saw him, he was so handsome. He’s small, but he speaks well and memorized the script. Well, there were a few people in the previous audition who did the same thing. But he is different.”
When the excited director Cho bragged about the actor, he still didn’t reveal who it was, so the staff booed him.
“He stood up. And from then on, I got goosebumps. He was very charismatic. He doesn’t seem like a human being and so much aura was rising from that small body.”
Everyone swallowed their saliva.
Lee Ji-seok, who will play a role together of the child shaman, also listened attentively.
The assistant director got goosebumps just thinking about it then. He could clearly see what director Choi Dae-man said about the feeling of “inner god.”
“He looked through the camera and put his head up and down, and I felt like a real shaman looking through. The Director Choi Dae-man shouted, “You’ve passed!”. I am really excited when he will come.”
“So who’s the child actor?”
Someone asked. Assistant Director Cho smiled.
“You can’t even imagine it. Our movie will be a hit!”
* * *
“Is this your first time hanging out with your uncle alone?”
Kim Hee-sung drove carefully.
Seojun was sitting in the rear car seat.
In his arms, he held a bag shaped like a goblin doll.
“The goblin doll drawn by Seojun is also very popular. Uncle and Seojun will be rich because I received a lot of orders.”
“I’ll draw again next time!”
The two were now heading to the filming site.
Originally, Seo Eun-hye was going, but his maternal grandmother fell from the stairs two days ago.
It wasn’t a serious injury, but Seo Eun-hye decided to take care of her because she was old to stay alone in the hospital for a few days.
‘What about the shooting?”
That was Seo Eun-hye and Seojun’s thought, the day before.
But then they remembered his uncle Hee-sung.
“I signed a contract with a factory. How hard it must have been to find a good factory! I’ve taken care of all the doll orders I’ve been behind! Now I’m free!”
Kim Hee-sang boasted that. Lee Min-joon also nodded, saying, “It’s okay if it’s Kim Hee-sung.”
Thanks to this, Kim Hee-sung, who came to their house, was made as Seojun’s guardian and manager for the shooting.
“Your uncle is going to make dolls with the pictures Seojun drew, and now you even invested the money earned from YouTube in your uncle’s company, so I’m going to do this.”
Hee-sung thought it about before acting the manager position. Seojun was going to be his main advertiser anyway so he accompanied him.
“Let me get used to it this slowly because I have to go around with my manager instead of my mom and dad when I grow up.”
Before he was thought as the manager of Seojun by Seo Eun-hye and Lee Min-joon, they also thought about if they should find a good person who really knows acting. Hee-sung also helped them to find a suitable person. He thought about Eun-Chan.
Was Eun-chan good at this? Kim Hee-sung recalled Seo Eun-chan working hard with Brown Black.
Kim Hee-sang, who was driving, stopped the car.
They arrived at their destination, Crow valley. Like the name Crow Valley, crows were flying around from the entrance of the village, crowing.
“Let’s get off, Seojun.”
Seojun got out of the car.
He held his uncle’s hand with the goblin bag on his back.
The two headed to the noisy and crowded place.
One of the staff members moving the luggage, saw the child, who appeared to be the child actor, and ran towards the Director.
Knowing that Seojun is finally here, the Director ran to the entrance and meet him.
“Welcome. Nice to meet you. I’m a director, Park Jae-min.” (Assistant Director Cho real name. Cho is like his nickname.)
“Seojun’s guardian, Kim Hee-sung.”
“I’m seeing Seojun again. Wasn’t it hard?”
Finally, the eyes of the staff who were organizing their luggage, look at Seojun.
Who is it?
Do you know who it is?
Where did you see him?
The director smiled as brightly as if his mouth would rip. He shouted very loudly.
“I am going to direct a movie with Lee Seojun, a Hollywood child actor who starred as William in Marine’s ‘Shadowman.’ He is now here!!!”
Choi Dae-man, who was walking towards them heard the assistant director’s echoing voice.
Kim Hee-sung and Seojun looked at him with puzzled faces. Isn’t it that too much as an introduction?
The assistant director looked proud as if he was the one that had gone to Hollywood.
The staff, who listened to the director, stopped at what they were doing and stood blankly.
Yet, he didn’t stop and continued to brag.
“He is Lee Seojun! The hottest one and only Korean Child actor!! Our movie will be a hit just by the news of the casting! Everyone is waiting for Lee Seojun’s next film and it is going to be our movie! The Devil!”
“Stop it, you son of a bitch!”
In the end, Choi Dae-Man hit the assistant director’s back.
His back hurt, but he felt cool inside.
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