Yeri Han on Touching Korean and American Story of Minari [Exclusive Interview]

Yeri Han
Yeri Han stars in Minari

Yeri Han makes her American debut in cinema. And it’s a good one.

During this awards season, Minari is all the buzz with the drama about an Asian family struggling in the American Midwest.

For Yeri Han, she already garnered nominations from the Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Female and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

She stars alongside Steven Yeun, as his wife who must endure his American dream. The rest of the cast includes Yuh-jung Youn, Alan Kim, Noel Cho, and Will Patton. Lee Isaac Chung wrote and directed the movie.

Here’s the synopsis:

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us. Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Alan Kim on His Breakout Role with Minari [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with Yeri Han about the attraction, speaking Korean only, and acting in an American film.

Yeri Han is a Korean actress, who had appeared in a few television series. She appeared in Nokdu Flower, Switch: Change the World, Age of Youth, Six Flying Dragons, Imaginary Cat, and My Unfamiliar Family.

Minari won the Grand Jury Prize and U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

The film is currently in select theaters and is On Demand starting Friday, February 26.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, A24

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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