Earlier this year, Parasite made history when it became the first Korean film to win the Best Picture Award at the 92nd Academy Awards. Its director, Bong Joon Ho, was the first in Korean history to take home the Best Director award. The film has won a total of four different Oscars: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film.
During her guest appearance on Ask Us Anything on December 5th, Park So Dam revealed that all of those Oscars had unexpectedly got the cast and crew in trouble on their way home at the airport.
The actress explained, “We were nervous about the idea of sending the trophies home [to Korea]. How could we post them if the trophies could break? So we put each of them in a separate suitcase after really carefully wrapping them with tons of bubble wrap. “
“Everyone [Oscar] Trophy weighs about six kilograms [approximately 13 pounds]”, She continued,” so they are really heavy. And because they are made of metal and we had bundled them so carefully in so much material, [security at the airport] mistook them for weapons. We had them wrapped in so much stuff and since they were long and heavy we were stopped at the airport. “
Park So Dam continued with a laugh, “The security guards were really shocked to see that these were trophies. So we wrapped them in bubble wrap again [and went home]. ”
Watch “Ask Us Anything” below with English subtitles!
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