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‘My Palpitating Life’ Kang Dong Won Auditioned for ‘Scandal’

BY Staff Reporter | Aug 03, 2014 11:14 PM EDT

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Film director Lee Jae Yong said at the press conference for his new movie, "My Palpitating Life," that he met Kang Dong Won for the first time when he auditioned for the film "Untold Scandal" in 2003.

In the morning of August 4, 2014, the press conference of the new film "My Palpitating Life" took place in a CGV theater in Ap Goo Jung, Seoul. Film director Lee Jae Yong, actor Kang Dong Won, actress Song Hye Kyo among many others attended the conference and conducted interviews with the reporters.

On this day, director Lee Jae Yong said he met actor Kang dong Won for the first time when he auditioned for the film "Untold Scandal" in 2003. Actor Kang Dong Won said on director Lee Jae Yong, "I really enjoyed working with him. One thing I regret is that we did not drink together while filming, because director Lee Jae Yong does not drink well." The upcoming movie "My Palpitating Life" tells a story of a couple, portrayed by actor Kang Dong Won and actress Song Hye Kyo, and their child who has a progeria. The film tells the story of parents who had their first child at the ages of seventeen, and their seventeen year old son who is preparing to say good bye to the world. Kang Dong Won is to play a naïve, loving dad, Dae Soo, in "My Palpitating Life." Song Hye Kyo, who has been taking a break from acting since her successful run of the SBS drama "That Winter, The Wind Blows" in the beginning of last year, is to play Mi Ra, who became a mother at an early age of seventeen but takes good care of her son in "My Palpitating Life." Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Kyo have starred in "Love For Sale" together three years ago, which was a finale piece of the Busan International Film Festival directed by Jang Joon Hwan. "My Palpitating Life" is based on a novel of the same name, written by Kim Ae Ran, which sold 1.4 million copies in the first three months of its publication. The movie "My Palpitating Life" will premiere on September 3, 2014.

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