Paul Coelho, best known as the author of The Alchemist, recently held an email interview with Yeonhap news to talk about the Korean entertainment including K-Pop and K-dramas.
He revealed that he first gained interest in Korean entertainment after watching the movie Old Boy back in 2016. Since then, he has watched over 100 Korean films and became curious about the country and how it would like like in-person.
He felt that the charm of K-contents was the jam-packed storyline and beauty.
He also shared what drama he watched recently on Netflix.
Before the interview, I watched the entire drama ‘My Mister’ through Netflix. It was a masterpiece. It’s one of the best works I’ve seen recently. It shows the intricacy of human psychology and has a rich story. It also touches on North and South Korean relations, which foreigners like me, are very interested in.
— Paul Coelho
WAW! I thought I would not survive to 16 episodes, but it is a flawless description of the human condition
Congrats to the super screenplay , the fantastic director and the best possible cast pic.twitter.com/NIkNBwhpUT
— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) October 18, 2020
Coelho is also known to be a fan of BTS. “BTS is a group that I really admire and I always emphasize that we should always pay attention to them whenever I have the chance.”
His interest and love for all things Korea just keeps on growing. “Korea has a very special place in my heart. So much so that I dream about visiting someday.”