Bong Joon Ho’s Interpreter Sharon Choi Talks About Her Fame and the Challenges She Faced

“I found a string of bot tweets that looped my name into the hashtag for Viagra ads.” – Sharon Choi

In an interview with Variety, Bong Joon Ho‘s Interpreter, Sharon Choi talked about her fame as well as the difficulties faced with her job.


Following the worldwide success of Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, Sharon Choi also gained stardom with her spectacular interpretation.

As a result, she became famous even on social media, and Sharon Choi spoke up about her feeling regarding her fame.

Seeing my face on my social media feed has been so bizarre. I realized this was my 15 minutes of fame when I found a string of bot tweets that looped my name into the hashtag for Viagra ads. I hear there’s even an offer for a beauty commercial.

– Sharon Choi

In addition, Sharon Choi shared the difficulties she faced while working as Bong Joon Ho’s interpreter.

I had to fight against the anxiety that I might misdeliver the words conveyed by a man who’s so loved by the public.

– Sharon Choi


Sharon Choi lived in LA for 2 years during her elementary school years and majored in film and media studies at an American university.

Although she is an aspiring director herself, she recently gained stardom as Bong Joon Ho’s interpreter for the film, Parasite in multiple awards ceremonies around the world.

Not only did she receive recognition from viewers as the “hidden VIP of the Oscars“, but Bong Joon Ho referred to Sharon Choi as “the avatar of language“.

Source: Dispatch and Variety