Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Introducing Doona Bae...Cloud Atlas Foreign
Cloud Atlas is coming out this week and if you've seen the trailer and wondered who the Asian girl was, have no fear. I was quite surprise when directors Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski brothers decided to use South Korea's Bae Doona known as Doona Bae in America in their upcoming film. I first saw her back in 2000 in a Korean drama called RNA which had the creep factor of The Ring (2002). Then again in Bong Joon-Ho's debut film, Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000). I did not think much of her until she was in Park Chan-Wook first installment of his Vengeance Trilogy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002). She played Yeong-mi, the girlfriend of the deaf protagonist, Ryu, and a member of the underground anarchist organization. She was the first representation of a feminist I've ever seen in a Korean film. It was refreshing to see a new kind of female character which gave her performance in every scene an invigorating look that displayed her unrelenting dedication to this role. She reunited with Bong Joon-Ho for The Host (2006) which debuted with soaring box office numbers and critical acclaim alike. So, I guess with all these blockbusters under her belt, I shouldn't be surprised that she is cast in Cloud Atlas but I am. Now, that you're acquainted with her filmography, here's a sneak peek look at her in one of the most anticipated film of this fall! Cloud Atlas comes out October 26.