Parasite’s performance among audiences and critics has made it one of the biggest cinema events of 2019, its unique storytelling approach mixed with an intriguing plot and brain-melting performances from the cast has made it a must-watch film.
Jeong Ji-so’s contribution to the film is also one of the factors that have made the film into the blockbuster that it is today. The 20-year-old actor is one of the hottest prospects in Hollywood, learn seven facts about the actress.
7. The Actress’ Film Parasite Got 8.6 IMDb Rating
South Korean film 'Parasite' is one of the best thrillers in recent times, first premiering at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and immediately impressed by winning the Palme d'Or and becoming the first Korean film to win the Palme d'Or.
The film grossed over $163 Million at the box office and has been nominated in the best picture category. The show stars actors like Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyae-jin, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Yeo-Jeong, Jeong Ji-so, Jung Hyeon-jun, Lee Jung-eun.
6. Ji-so Is 20 Years Old
Although famous all over the world, the actress is just 20 years old. She plays her character with absolute maturity and intensity in the film, which has made most critics and audiences admire her in superlatives.
But in spite of what her acting might suggest she is not older than 20 years old and was born on September 17, 1999.
5. Parasite Is Nominated In Various Categories
The word on every thriller fan’s mouth is Parasite and rightly so. The film was nominated in the best picture category at the Oscars.
Some of the other categories it has been nominated in are Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Production Design, Cannes Grand Prix, and best international feature film.
4. She Has Worked On Various TV Shows And Films
In addition to her work as a film actress, she has also done some work on Korean dramas like May Queen, It Was Love, TV Novel: Samsaengi, The Blade and Petal, among others.
Similarly, she has also worked on films like Daughter and The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale.
3. Millions Of Instagram Followers
As one of the most popular actresses in South Korea and a rising star in the rest of the world, she has over a million followers on Instagram.
She earns anywhere from $2,828.25 - $4,713.75 as per reports from Influencermarketinghub.
2. Jeong Started Her Career As A Child Actress
The now established artist was once a beginner in the industry, and she started her career at age 12. She acted in the television drama May Queen in 2012.
The next year she also did some variety shows titled The Unlimited Show (seasons 4 and 5) and Olala School.
1. The Leading Lady’s Name Is Her Stage Name
Most people know actors by their stage name, and Ji-so is no exception. In fact, her real name is Hyun Seung-min.