“Parasite” Changed The Way Choi Woo Shik Chooses Roles—Here’s How
After starring in the wildly successful film, Parasite, Choi Woo Shik uses a different approach to choose which projects he wants to work on.
Choi Woo Shik was one of the stars of Parasite in 2019, and the award-winning film introduced him to a wider audience all over the world.
Parasite won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, 4 Oscars, and a multitude of other awards.
Choi Woo Shik has found it more difficult to choose new projects lately because of the massive success of Parasite. He believes that Parasite opened the doors for increased consumption of Korean films and television shows around the world. Now, he takes global audiences into consideration when choosing roles.
“I think the future is getting more promising for Korean cultural content and I believe ‘Parasite’ has blazed a trail. Korean content has become even more popular due to streaming services, and past works are drawing renewed attention. It has become easier to showcase content to the world, which was unimaginable previously. As for myself, I am now considering how audiences overseas will respond when I decide on a project.
—Choi Woo Shik
Although he has started taking global audiences into consideration when choosing roles, Choi Woo Shik has also decided to start focusing on projects he thinks he’ll enjoy working on. He said, “I came to the conclusion that I should tame my aspirations and instead focus on the process. I decided to take on projects that I think I can enjoy while filming.”
Choi Woo Shik currently stars in Netflix‘s Our Beloved Summer. Based on his new philosophy, we think it’s safe to say he’s enjoyed working on this K-Drama. We can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for us next!