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Lee Byung Hun says he became drinking buddies with Ethan Hawke

By jubilantj   Monday, September 12, 2016   16,576   1,125   13



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During the September 12 press conference for 'The Magnificent Seven' held at Seoul's COEX, Lee Byung Hun revealed that he's become close enough with co-star Ethan Hawke to go have a couple drinks with him. 

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The actor said, "In the film, our characters are like peas in a pod. So naturally, we became close off the set. Ethan Hawke's family would visit the set, too. We even became acquainted with each other's family. On days he wasn't filming, I would go drinking with him. I noticed that Ethan Hawke is very literary. He gifted the first edition of his third book to me. I still remember that moment to this day. I'm just so happy that I became friends with an actor I was a fan of.

Meanwhile, 'The Magnificent Seven' is set to premiere on September 14 in Korea and September 23 in the U.S., so catch it on the big screen! 

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styx Monday, September 12, 2016

He's a good actor and damn good looking for his age.

FriedChickenLove Monday, September 12, 2016

I will be heated if this remake sucks.

lilam Monday, September 12, 2016

2fat Monday, September 12, 2016

Hands off Korea. Don't try to claim him now that he's hanging with the big boys. You threw him away let's remember.

bangeryun94 2fat Monday, September 12, 2016

The media loves him. Money can buy a lot of things.

2fat bangeryun94 Monday, September 12, 2016

Well that's because Korea wants very badly to be recognized by the west. I don't blame them really. Japan and China are such powerhouses and then there's tiny little Korea that's grown up and come out of colonization and the dark years of war and hunger. I'm fan really. Koreans are survivors.

bangeryun94 2fat Monday, September 12, 2016

I disagree. We want to be recognised by the East. The West is a lost cause unless you can speak impeccable English which Lee Byung Hun can or portray a character that speaks no English. Dance crews and playing slaves are the closest thing to fame we'll get to. It is what it is.

2fat bangeryun94 Monday, September 12, 2016

I hope not, really I do. I'd love to see more Asians in US entertainment. Even if we have to pull them in from Asia. Thing is Asians are fairly stereotypical in what they expect their children to do for a living. Study hard in STEM classes, get into a good college and get a SECURE good paying job. I understand the motivation completely. So then Asians, even though many of them are trained from early on in some form of the "arts" are usually discouraged from pursuing those kind of careers. Philip Wang has a pretty good video out about Hollywood whitewashing. It's measured, reasonable and coming from someone that's close to the industry. As for being recognized by the East I think you are entertainment wise. I don't know about politically. Typically China drives that conversation since they insist on exerting their hard and soft power all over the region.

3percenter bangeryun94 Monday, September 12, 2016

East Asians are fully represented in entertainment in correlation to their population. East Asians are low single digits or a fraction of the population in most Western countries. What the fuck do the whiners expect? How much do you think 2% of the population equates to in media representation? Plus most Asian entertainment is not really culturally adaptable. There is no aegyo, lolita, and age/seniority hierarchy in Western cultures. And how the hell does anyone make it in any local entertainment market without speaking the local language to some extent? The whiner arguments are bullshit.

bangeryun94 3percenter Monday, September 12, 2016

Were you high when you replied to me? Because that's pretty much what I said. And there isn't any fucking whining going on. I'm guessing you needed an opportunity to shit talk "East Asians" even though what you said makes zero sense in the conversation 2fat and I were having.

2fat 3percenter Monday, September 12, 2016

They're actually more close to 5%. You are right that industry wide statistics, which means, film, television and commercials, Asians are closer to parity than any other American minority group. I think the figure was something like 4.6%. I looked it up a while back that's why I remembered.

3percenter 2fat Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Asians make up 5.6% to be exact. But that includes people from West, South, Central, and Southeast Asia, not just East Asia. Those from East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans) are only a percentage of that 5.6%. For example, there are only 1.7 million people of Korean descent out of a population of 325 million. That's .005% of the population. Yet the kpop quacks here make all kinds of idiotic accusations such as racism to explain why Kpop doesn't have far more influence on the US.

2fat 3percenter Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's mostly the language barrier. It's just not easy to become a "big hit" in the US anyway. The competition is very stiff for everyone.

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