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  • I'm so happy to meet you.

  • I'm so happy to meet you, too.

  • Thank you for being here in person, and congratulations on the win on Critics' Choice.

  • I mean, that's, that's a big deal.

  • How do you feel?

  • I felt really nice.

  • Um, that was actually my first award, so yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • And, and, did you, were you, are you normally an emotional person or, did, what made you cry?

  • Did you just all of a sudden, did that surprise you?

  • Well, I mean, uh, how do I say this?

  • Uh, I felt a lot of emotions all at once, um, and that made tears and burst.

  • Yeah.

  • But it was great because it was real, you know, instead of some kind of, you know, planned speech or whatever, you were just real, which I think a lot of people are responding to.

  • Um, you were pinching your cheeks like you do in the movie to see if you're awake or you're dreaming.

  • Is that something you are doing because it happened in the movie or did you do that before you were doing it in the movie?

  • I actually did that after the movie, and when I did the movie because I actually had no idea if I was actually dreaming or not.

  • Right.

  • But now, now you know that you were not dreaming.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • When did you realize, oh, this is not a dream: I'm winning an award?

  • I'm not sure.

  • I still feel like it's a dream.

  • Yeah, well, it's not.

  • It's not, and you're right here right now.

  • So, you're not dreaming now either.

  • So, you've been acting for two years but not really - you've never done a movie.

  • You've been trying to get something and then this is your first movie that you've ever done.

  • Yes, that is my first movie and...

  • They were looking for someone who spoke, uh, English and, and Korean, and you spoke both, and you're just so good in this movie because it's just - I mean, it's amazing to me that that was your first movie.

  • I was watching it thinking how natural you were.

  • Did you love doing it?

  • Yeah, it was really nice.

  • Yeah.

  • Do you want to do another movie?

  • Yeah, I want to do a bunch of other movies.

  • Yeah, because it was virtual - you were, you were at home, I assume.

  • Did you do something to celebrate when you won?

  • Yeah, um, I had a pizza party, and, we, I bought a red carpet.

  • And I'm like, I know what a red carpet is, but what is it for?

  • Yeah, I think it's... I don't know why.

  • I don't know.

  • It started as a thing and everybody does red carpet.

  • Yeah.

  • You're famous now are people like, do people recognize you? Do they want selfies?

  • I mean, like since of COVID, I mean, obviously I can't, but in Utah, Salt Lake City, um, I did an autograph there and that was in Sundance.

  • I see, I see, and where do you live?

  • Do you live here in Los Angeles?

  • No, I actually live an hour away in Irvine.

  • I see, I know where that is.

  • Um, okay, so you've been in a movie, you won an award, but there's something else exciting that happened this year.

  • Tell everybody what you did.

  • I got a dog.

  • You've got a doggy.

  • And he came from Korea, right?

  • Yes, which, which kind of gets weird because we did like a camera test to see, like, what breed he is, and it said it was an American Eskimo dog, so I'm like, but it's from Korea.

  • -Anyway, he's one. -He's very cute.

  • What's his name?

  • His name is Cream.

  • Cream because his color is kind of cream colored - I get it.

  • It's a good name.

  • -Is that your only pet? You have that one dog? -Yeah.

  • Yeah, that's great.

  • -He must be so happy because you rescued him. -Yeah, and...

  • Okay.

  • Um, so I noticed that you like to wear suits, but you're gonna to probably do a lot more like award shows and stuff.

  • And since it's virtual, they only see the top of you.

  • So, we got you something, so you'd be cozy and comfy at home, but you look good.

  • So, it's sweat pants on the bottom and then it looks like you're all dressed up on top.

  • Oh, thank you.

  • You're welcome.

  • Congratulations on the movie.

  • It's called "Minari."

  • It's in theaters and available on demand on digital platforms now.

  • We'll be right back - Alan Kim.

I'm so happy to meet you.

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