Recently, it seems as if fans are getting to see more interactions between Korean and Western actors and actresses! In particular, with the upcoming release of the Marvel film Eternals, everyone loves the friendship between cast members Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Ma Dong Seok (professionally as Don Lee).
Previously the two caught the attention of fans at the film’s world premiere, where Angelina Jolie stopped her interview to say hi to Ma Dong Seok, showing how happy she was to see him!
It seems as if the friendship between the two continues to blossom and gain attention from fans worldwide. On October 22 (KST), the franchise had its Korean press conference for the movie, and Ma Dong Seok sat down to discuss how he was cast for Marvel as Gilgamesh, the strongest of all Eternals, who shares a bond with Angelina Jolie’s character, Thena.
At one point during the interview, Angelina Jolie suddenly hugged Ma Dong Seok.
Ma Dong Seok explained how, due to COVID-19, both he and Angelina Jolie had regrets about not being able to go to Korea to promote the film in person. He also explained how well they worked together and helped each other while filming.
The filming took place before COVID-19. She said she wanted to visit Korea together to greet everyone and meet her Korean fans. She wasn’t able to for the past 2 years due to the unfortunate global situation, so when I told her that I’ll be at the press conference, she came to cheer me on.
Yet, if their shared desire to travel the world to promote the show wasn’t enough, it seems as if Angelina Jolie had nothing but kind words for Ma Dong Seok and came to the interview just to praise him!
[My time together with Ma Dong Suk] feels like a dream. I was a fan of his, but I was blown away while doing action scenes with him.
— Angelina Jolie
Ma Dong Suk also said, “Thank you for coming to see me even though it’s very difficult. You’re a loyal friend.” In particular, many couldn’t stop gushing about how Angelina Jolie was looking at Ma Dong Seok throughout the conference.
With both being such huge stars in their own right, despite being from completely different worlds and cultures, it showcases how genuine both of them are and it is no surprise that fans can’t get enough of their interactions.
Hopefully, once restrictions have eased across the world, both Ma Dong Seok and Angelina Jolie will be able to travel and promote the movie together! You can read more about their previous adorable interaction below.