Actor Song Joong Ki has spoken out about the mixed reactions to his recent film, “My Name is Loh Kiwan.”

Based on Cho Haejin’s novel “I Met Loh Kiwan,” the film follows the love story of North Korean defector Loh Kiwan (Song Joong Ki) and professional shooter Marie (Choi Sung Eun).

On March 6, during an interview at a Seoul cafe, Song Joong Ki discussed “My Name is Loh Kiwan” and the reaction it received. Song Joong Ki responded to viewers’ mixed reactions to the film’s romance aspect, saying, “I completely understand.” I initially turned down the role for that reason.”

He continued, “However, after a while, even I was able to relate to the work and enter its story, despite my flaws.” A movie is not a one-time use disposable cup. Even if you don’t think it’s interesting or relatable right now, you might change your mind later. I hope this is the case, and that viewers have a positive impression of the film. Of course, I have no control over whether or not people’s opinions change over time. It isn’t something I can force.”

Song Joong Ki continued, “I enjoy hearing [other people’s] opinions, whether positive or negative. I can’t learn unless I hear what they’re saying.”

When asked if he regrets the negative feedback, he replied, “It’s natural to receive a variety of reviews. I accept them without regret.”

Song Joong Ki continued, “I don’t think it’s something that can be easily graded, and it’s difficult for me to talk about my own work like this, but I want to give it my stamp of approval. Not necessarily ‘you did amazingly well,’ but at least ‘you did well’. It is subjective, but it is a work that I personally enjoy. It wasn’t an easy production to film, with overseas filming locations and characters from various cultural backgrounds, especially since it was the director’s first film. Just completing it feels like half a success. That is why I want to say, ‘You did well.'”

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