On the latest episode of JTBC’s “Ask Us Anything,” Park So Dam shared an interesting story from the “Parasite” cast and crew’s trip to the Academy Awards!
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At the beginning of this year, “Parasite” made history by becoming the first Korean film ever to win Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards—and its director, Bong Joon Ho, became the first in Korean history to take home the award for Best Director. The movie got four different Oscars in total: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.
During her guest appearance on the December 5 broadcast of “Ask Us Anything,” Park So Dam revealed that all those Oscars unexpectedly got the cast and crew in trouble at the airport on the way to go home.
The actress explained, “We were nervous about the idea of shipping the trophies home [to Korea]. How could we send them by mail, when the trophies might break? So we put each one in a separate suitcase after wrapping them really carefully with tons of bubble wrap.”
“Each [Oscar] trophy weighs about six kilograms [approximately 13 pounds],” she added, “so they’re really heavy. And because they’re made of metal and we had bundled them up so carefully in so much material, [security at the airport] mistook them for weapons. We had wrapped them in so much stuff, and since they were long and heavy, we got stopped at the airport.”
Park So Dam went on with a big laugh, “The security agents were really shocked when they saw that they were trophies. So we wrapped them back up in bubble wrap [and went home].”