Actor Park Seo Joon revealed the background behind his reluctance towards mentions and exposure of his private life.
During an interview for the movie “Concrete Utopia” held at a café in Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul on August 1st, he explained the reason for avoiding direct references to the previously rumored dating controversy.
Park Seo Joon said, “I wasn’t originally so conservative about my privacy, but there was a reason.”
He continued, “I came out of the parking lot and noticed the same car following me from near my house. Sometimes, they arrive before me, knowing exactly where I’m going.”
He shared his stalking experience, saying he went through it for about two months and expressed that it was creepy and frightening.
These experiences became the driving force for him to become more cautious about his private life.
He added, “My parents and family live cautiously every day, worried that something might happen to me.”
He also regretted posting pictures of his family in the past, saying, “I thought it was good to share with my family, but after experiencing such incidents, I now regret it. I realized it could also affect people around me, so I’m not sure where the boundary lies.”
Park Seo Joon revealed, “There were times when the same person kept coming even after I changed my car. It happened before, and even now, I occasionally encounter such situations. I think these experiences accumulated and led to this situation.”
Meanwhile, “Concrete Utopia” depicts a story that begins as survivors gather in the only remaining Hwanggung Apartment in Seoul after a massive earthquake turned the city into ruins.
In the movie, Park Seo Joon plays the role of Min Seong, who has a strong sense of responsibility to protect his family no matter what happens.
He received praise for convincingly portraying Min Seong‘s inner struggles and changes through various events, displaying his delicate acting skills and forming a broad range of empathy from the audience.
“Concrete Utopia” is set to be released on August 9th.