Angelina Jolie warmly surprised Ma Dong Seok in one of The Eternals' interviews ahead of its release.
Out of all Korean stars, Train To Busan actor Ma Dong Seok successfully won Marvel Studios executives' attention. After the casting process, he became the first Korean actor to become part of Marvel's franchise.
He joins a slew of award-winning Hollywood stars, including Gemma Chan (Sersi), Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Lia McHugh (Sprite), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Barry Keoghan (Druig), and Angelina Jolie (Thena). Among the cast members, the latter recently surprised him.
Angelina Jolie Joins Ma Dong Seok's Korean Press Conference For The Eternals
Only a few weeks before The Eternals arrives, Ma Dong Seok sat in an online press conference on Friday where he discussed what people should expect on his character, Gilgamesh. The superhero with super strength is one of The Eternals who unite to defeat the Deviants.
While seriously sharing his Hollywood story, Angelina Jolie appears in the background before hugging him affectionately. From there, the actor revealed how he and the actress wanted to visit Korea and personally greet the Marvel fans. However, the COVID-19 pandemic divided them from the fans.
Despite that, Jolie expressed her excitement after finally being able to star in a movie with the Train To Busan star.
"Filming with [Ma Dong Suk] was like a dream. I was originally a fan, but while filming the action scenes, I had an unbelievable experience," she went on.
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It was not the first time the duo publicly interacted, though.
During the red-carpet event of the film's World Premiere, Jolie stood for an interview with Variety to share what she thinks about the film. All of a sudden, Ma Dong Seok appeared behind the actress and said hello.
At that time, Jolie expressed her gratitude again for being able to star in a movie with a Korean star. A few moments later, the duo greeted more friends while doing the interview. In the end, the reporter who was left hanging hilariously peeked on the camera to eliminate the awkward moment.
The Eternals will be released on November 3, and it will follow the events after Avengers: Endgame.