Kim Myung-min Was Not There
Ooh, I want to see this. MBC is producing a special documentary program highlighting actor Kim Myung-min (Beethoven Virus, White Tower), which promises to reveal hitherto unseen facets of Kim’s work process and personality.
This follows two previous installments whose spotlights focused on two other big stars: there was last year’s special on Jewel in the Palace actress Lee Young-ae (called “I Am Lee Young-ae”) and another on pop star Rain (“Rain’s Coming”).
The Kim Myung-min special takes the title “Kim Myung-min Was Not There” [김명민은 거기 없었다]; a source from the production explains that the documentary follows Kim as he prepares, then films his role as a Lou Gehrig’s disease sufferer in the movie My Love By My Side. The behind-the-scenes portions provide a glimpse into his method acting approach in depicting the gradually worsening illness, and a producer says, “We show him throwing himself into the process of character-building in his intense ‘Kim Myung-min style’ of acting, which is so severe the actor himself calls it a mental disease.”
The acting isn’t all the program promises to show: “Along with that, he also reveals a simple, personal side to himself that we haven’t been able to see thus far, which has been obscured by his fictional characters.”
The MBC documentary airs on April 12; the following week will feature a special on Manchester United soccer star Park Ji-sung.
Via Asia Economy
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