What Would You Do to be Famous?
I’m sure that we’ve all fantasized about what it might be like to be a famous actor, singer or athlete. However, if you were given the opportunity to be the next “Top Star” what would you do in order to attain your dream?
If someone could easily offer you the opportunity to achieve your dream of being number one, would you take chance? How far would you go in order become the “top” version of yourself?
In the film Top Star, actor turned director Park Joong Hoon, explores this theme in his directorial debut. Uhm Tae Woong’s character, Tae Sik, represents an everyday man presented with the opportunity of the lifetime to skyrocket to the top in his profession of being an actor in Korea. All he has to do is take the wrap for a crime a more famous actor has committed. In doing so, he achieves his dreams, but at what cost?
The director, Park Joong Hoon, relies on his 28 years of experience working with major Korean talent in order to really tease out and develop his characters in this film. This movie offers a stylish look into the world of Korean popular cinema.
We’ve seen similar stories throughout the decades in the U.S., with one of my favorites being the 1950’s Hollywood masterpiece All About Eve, starring Bette Davis in the iconic role of Margo Channing, and the theme remains compelling across culture and time.
Top Star will be exclusively co-premiering for the first time digitally in the United States simultaneously on DramaFever and Moviefone today, Saturday October 18, 2014. Tune in for a dark, compelling look at human ego and greed.