Actress Son Ye-Jin speaks during a press conference for her latest film "The Accomplice" held at the CGV Movie Theater in Shinsa-dong, Seoul, Thursday. (Yonhap News)
Actress Son Ye-Jin and actor Kim Kap-soo pose for a photograph during a press conference for her latest film "The Accomplice" held at the CGV Movie Theater in Shinsa-dong, Seoul, Thursday. (Yonhap News)
Actress Son Ye-jin and actor Kim Kap-soo said their latest film cost them a great deal of effort to deal with detailed portrayals of emotions.
In the emotional thriller “The Accomplice,” Son played a daughter who becomes suspicious that her father might be a culprit in a kidnap-turned-murder case.
The film took the motif from a true story that shocked the nation in 1988, about a man who killed two children in his neighborhood and threw their bodies into the sea.
In “The Accomplice,” with only 15 days remaining until the statute of limitation lapses for the case, the daughter starts to track down her father’s past and their relationship wrenches apart due to mounting distrust.
“I played the role of a daughter who loves her father, but she gets embroiled in a tornado of emotions and overwhelming confusion as the suspicion starts,” Son said at a press conference for the film, held in Gangnam, Seoul, on Thursday.
The 31-year-old actress said she experienced total exhaustion after an array of sobbing and conflicting scenes with the veteran actor Kim. “I choose the movie because of the scenario, but I didn’t expect it to be this hard. The range of emotions that I had to do was really wide.”
Kim, who played the role of the father, also noted the difficulties he faced throughout shooting scenes.
“Every scene was hard because I had to deliverer many feelings, from frustration and pain to love.”
“The Accomplice” will be released on Oct. 10.
By Park Han-na