Jung Woo-sung: "While shooting 'Protector,' I lost my father, briefly attended the funeral, then returned to set... Is this acceptable?"
Actor Jung Woo-sung revealed that he suffered the loss of his father while filming the movie "Protector."
In a video interview with News1 about the movie "Protector" on the morning of the 10th, when asked about the difficulties he faced while filming, Jung Woo-sung said, "There were none as a director."
However, he added, "During the difficult situation with COVID-19, we cautiously continued filming, and during the Busan shoot, my father passed away. I just held the funeral and returned to filming," expressing the personal hardship he experienced.
Jung Woo-sung recalled, "It was difficult to delay the shooting due to personal circumstances. The budget wasn't small, but it was a 'compact' budgeted project. Even delaying a day or two was a burden on the project. I went to Seoul for a short time and immediately shot the action scenes."
He added, "I wondered if it was okay to do this emotionally."
"Protector" is an action movie that tells the story of Su-hyuk, who is released after 10 years and wants to live an ordinary life after discovering the existence of a daughter he didn't know about, and those who are after him. It is director Jung Woo-sung's debut feature film.
Jung Woo-sung, who took on both the roles of director and lead actor, played the character Su-hyuk in the film. Su-hyuk is a man who kills his boss to end an endless time and is imprisoned, only to be released after 10 years and dreams of an ordinary life after discovering a daughter he didn't know about.
Meanwhile, "Protector" will be released on the 15th.