In a new statement, CJ ENM reveals EXO D.O.‘s new movie, The Moon, has finally finished filming. Here’s what D.O. had to say about the experience.
Alongside a shining singing career as EXO’s main vocalist and a solo artist, D.O. is also one of the most highly accomplished and praised idol actors. Since making his acting debut with a supporting role in the movie Cart back in September 14, D.O. has gone on to act in numerous dramas and films over the past seven years.
Those roles have gone on to earn him award after award, from “Most Popular Actor” at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Awards for his acting in 100 Days My Prince to “Best Male Acting Idol” at the 2019 Brand of the Year Awards. Now, he could be about to scoop up even more trophy nominations with The Moon.
The Moon is said to be the first-ever Korean movie about lunar exploration. In the film, D.O. plays Seon Woo, a space crew member stranded alone. A-list actor Sul Kyung Gu (The Merciless, Public Enemy) plays the role of a former space center leader who’s trying to rescue Seon Woo.
Meanwhile, Kim Hee Ae of The World of the Married and How Long I’ve Kissed fame will be playing Young Eun, the NASA General Director and the person who holds the key to saving Seon Woo.
Filming for The Moon began on June 6 this year, and after four long months, distributor CJ ENM reveals shooting finally wrapped up on October 12. In a statement from the company, D.O. revealed the amazing time he had shooting as well as how honored he was to work with such big names—including director Kim Yong Hwa.
It was a great honor to have teamed up with such an outstanding cast and crew. It was my best experience ever… I am truly thankful to all of the people involved.
Kim Yong Hwa (who also directed the Along with the Gods movie series starring D.O. as Private Won Dong Yeon) also shared that he was thrilled to work on The Moon, adding that thanks to the actors and crew, he didn’t face any stumbling blocks during shooting.
The release date for The Moon is yet to be finalized, but hopefully, it won’t be too long until EXO fans can see D.O.’s incredible acting skills once more.