“How about editing the script?”
Director Park Ji-Soo contemplated at the words of the President of the Milky Way. The music director kept nodding, together with the lighting director.
“I’ve never seen a child actor acting like that.”
Standing alone on the stage, Lee Seojun said the Blue Dragon’s lines. Unlike the other children, he did not just stand still and act with his voice, but he also his facial expressions and gestures changed according to his lines.
The way he walked it didn’t seem to be coming from a human being. He looks like a real blue dragon morphed into a human child.
No matter how good an actor was at acting, it was inevitably to feel awkward when playing a non-human role. In particular, when acting without any special makeup, the viewers will think it was weird.
However, Lee Seojun was different. He didn’t put on any makeup, but if people saw Lee Seojun’s acting wouldn’t feel any “human” aura coming from him.
The president’s eyes became dreamy as he recalled Seojun’s acting earlier.
“If there is a real dragon, I think he would have that kind of feeling, gesture, and expression. Director Park. It’s such a waste to let him just act with his voice. Everyone has to see him.”
“I don’t know.”
Director Park Ji-soo shook her head.
“The actor must be informed too. Actors who can act at that level choose their favorite script. Lee Seojun liked the current script. If I change it carelessly, he might say he won’t do it.”
There are actors like that.
Actors who intends to play only the “script” he likes regardless of the amount or amount of lines.
Having faith in one’s acting, having enough money, and not in a hurry. An actor who can have a few years of gap in his filmography to find a script that he or she likes.
The source of such actors’ confidence was the public. They were confident that the public will be enthusiastic no matter what role they would play at any time.
People who are like that are called Super star!
“Lee Seojun is that level.”
Everyone nodded at Director Park Ji-soo’s words.
There was no one here who didn’t know about Lee Seojun. The money Lee Seojun earns from his YouTube videos every year, the world-class recognition he has accumulated through acting in Marine’s movies, and the popularity he will gain from entering the TV network, which begun as a cameo in ‘Re-investigation’.
The President sighed.
“It’s not necessarily because of the box office success. Just…as a member of the theater industry, with his current abilities, this is such a waste. Actor Lee Seojun acting a small part is such a waste. I hope everyone knows actor Lee Seojun’s ability.”
“Actor Lee Seojun said he would like to hide his identity anyway, so the current script is appropriate for his situation.”
“Oh, so that was the case.”
The President didn’t continue to probe the director anymore.
“He is a very kind actor, but why do I keep feeling sorry for his role?”
This play was not something he is doing for money, and it didn’t even came to his mind to use Seojun’s name. He just wanted everyone to watch Lee Seojun’s acting face to face.
Regardless of the president’s regretful expression, Director Park Ji-soo brought up the main topic of the meeting.
“What about actor Lee Seojun?”
“Due you think he fit for the play ‘Spring’?”
The President said as he leaned on the chair at the words of Director Park Ji-soo.
“Hmm. Shall we start with keeping the confidentiality of Seojun acting for the play?”
* * *
Seojun was putting spoons on the table but suddenly he needed to scratch his ear. Lee Min-joon, who was putting a bowl containing soybean paste stew on the table, asked.
“My ears are itchy.”
“Someone must be talking about Seojun.”
Seo Eun-Hye smiled and placed a golden-grilled hairtail on the table. The plump hairtail looked delicious.
(TL: A fish thin but long.)
Everyone sat in their seats.
“Thank you for the food!”
Lee Min-Joon took a hairtail to de-bone and put it above Seojun’s rice. Seojun scooped up a spoon of rice and ate it with hairtail.
‘Salty and savory hairtail!’
“Is it good?”
“Yes! Dad, I’ll do it on yours this time!”
Lee Min-Joon slowly taught Seojun how to de-bone hairtail.
First, he remove both sides of the thorny hairtail with chopsticks. And he gently spread it over the large bones in the middle with chopsticks,
“Seojun is good with his hands.”
Long and white hairtail was perfectly de-bone.
Lee Min-joon and his wife headed to the living room after filling their stomachs with delicious hairtail and soybean paste stew. They are now eating the dessert while sitting on the sofa.
“I auditioned, and the kids were crying.”
There was a silence in the living room for a while. Seo Eun-Hye and Lee Min-joon already heard it from An Daho, and they just quietly waited for Seojun to open his mouth.
“His mom said, ‘You said you wanted to be like Lee Seojun, right?’ and the child cried and said he never wanted that.”
Seo Eun-Hye and Lee Min-joon sat next to Seojun to hug him tightly. In the arms of his parents, Seojun felt warmth spreading in his heart.
“Seojun, that’s not your fault.”
“Yeah. The child just hated the situation. The child wanted to do something else, but he must be so angry because his parents forced him to do it.”
It’s not because of Lee Seojun, but he just said the name of the most famous child actor at the moment.
Still, the fact that he had a slight impact on the child’s misfortune was on his mind. And there will be people like that child in the future.
Seojun dug deep into the arms of his mother and father. Seo Eun-Hye and Lee Min-joon pat Seojun’s head.
“Doesn’t Seojun love acting?”
“Yes. I love it.”
“Mom and dad love when you do things that your like. And your fans will also feel the same as us.”
“Seojun. The more you becomes famous, the more you will affect people in some way. And you can’t solve all the problems that may happen. That’s something neither Redborn nor Shadowman can do.”
“So when you are having a hard time, think of people who like Seojun. You make them happy and they make you happy.”
His mom and dad enumerated all their acquaintances that Seojun has met. There were also nicknames of fans who frequently post on Seojun’s fan cafe.
The names that come from the mouths of his mother and father with full of love, made Seojun’s burden in his heart disappear like magic.
As Seojun laughed, Seo Eun-Hye and Lee Min-joon smiled brightly.
The living room wasn’t gloomy anymore, and it became noisy due to Seojun’s practice.
When Seojun brought out a blue dragon doll from his room and began acting while holding the blue dragon.
Seo Eun-hye and Lee Min-joon, who became the audience, applauded.
He had lived with monster dolls since he was young, and he didn’t expect to ever act in this role.
To be honest, the couple already expectednl this to happen like Kim Hee-sung.
Ever since he was a baby he would act like a monster through the dolls and he was really good at it.
“Is it okay for you that they would only hear your voice? Didn’t you wanted to act in front of people?”
“It’s okay! Voice acting is also acting!”
“Hmm. It’s a bit disappointing. But it’s Blue Dragon!”
Seojun’s eyes shined excitedly thinking about the Blue Dragon.
“Movies and dramas with dragons or monsters are very rare. I would look like a human being even if I’m a human being. There are quite a few movies but they are either animated. Also, there are not many on plays or musicals. I want to act in play, I also want to act more monsters role. If it’s not for this drama, I will not know when will I be able to do it.”
The future is unknown.
There may be more monster roles than Seojun thought, or this could have been the first and last time.
“So I’m going to do this now.”
What was clear was that he wanted to play this role now, even if he acted only with his voice.
“Yehey! This is going to be so much fun!”
In the end, Seojun, who couldn’t contain his excitement, hugged the Blue Dragon doll.
Seo Eun-Hye and Lee Min-joon burst into laughter. Their son being so excited is so cute.