Jang Geun Suk talks about the need for reform in working environments for child actors


by VITALSIGN - Oct 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

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On October 9th, actor Jang Geun Suk attended an open discussion at the ‘Busan International Film Festival‘ on topics revolving around the future of the movie industry.

One of the topics that he touched on was the need for reform for child actors.  Having started his career as a child actor himself, Jang Geun Suk gave some valuable insight into the conditions children are forced to endure.

He stated, “Looking back to my past, it feels like I ran nonstop without having the chance to wake up and look around.  There are no laws protecting child actors in Korea or any restrictions as to film time and education.  Child actors here work under vastly different conditions compared to child actors overseas.”

He continued, “I’d film from one morning to the very next morning, and even have to skip school on top of that.  One day, I want to make sure that laws be put in place for the future of our child actors.  I want to ensure that they be given time and freedom to themselves.”

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver


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