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‘Minari’ Stars Open Up About Cast Dynamics, Universal Appeal of Film

19 February 2021

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‘Minari’ Stars Open Up About Cast Dynamics, Universal Appeal of Film

The cast of Minari, about a Korean family hoping to achieve the American dream in the Ozarks circa the 1980s, spoke about the way the film’s “deep humanity” and authenticity allows it to be universally appreciated.

“I think what really dominates the relationship amongst this family is love,” said star Yeri Han via translator. “And I think that’s why the story managed to touch so many people’s hearts.”

Steven Yeun, Han and Yuh-jung Youn spoke with deputy awards and features editor Jenelle Riley about how they joined Lee Isaac Chung’s fourth feature at the Variety Screening Series presented by the all-new Toyota Mirai. The cast received an ensemble SAG Award nomination and both Yeun and Youn were individually nominated, as well. Yeun, who portrays patriarch Jacob; Han, who plays matriarch Monica and Youn, who plays the loving and unconventional grandmother Soonja, delved into cast dynamics and the resonance of the movie.

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