South Korean actor Kang Dong Won has recently shared his disappointment after the box-office failure of his latest film “Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned.”
"Not too long ago, director Uhm Tae Hwa, several others, and I got together for a drink. Director Uhm Tae Hwa was very disappointed, but I provided encouragement and coolly accepted the results. But I actually wasn't cool about it. The truth came out when I got drunk. A friend of mine was there next to me, and he sympathized and told me that I broke down. I thought I didn't let the results get to me, but I guess I was wrong,” Kang said as quoted by All KPop.
“Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned” uncovers the story of a boy named Sungmin who went missing in a forest. It was released in the Korean theaters on November 23. According to reports, the film had only gained approximately 50, 000 viewers.
Meanwhile, in his latest interview, the actor opened up his thoughts about his talent management agency YG Entertainment. He also disclosed how he appreciates the label’s way of giving their talents the freedom by not meddling with their personal lives.
According to Kang as quoted by Soompi: I’d known going in that YG doesn’t really interfere with their people, but I didn’t think it would be to this extent. To be honest, I really hate it when people interfere with my professional life. Not even my mom is allowed to. The YG people are so hands-off that I sometimes wonder, ‘Is it okay for them to do this?’ but they still take the time to listen to my requests.”
Kang rose to fame through his roles “Maundy Thursday” and “Voice of a Murderer”. On December 21, he will be starring in the upcoming film “Master”.
Watch Kang on MBC's "Section TV" here!