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The world-known movie directors Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski were on the Korean talk show on January 3 (local time), impressing a lot of Korean viewers with their good sense of humor and touching personal life stories.
The Wachowskis, who are known for their hit movie ‘The Matrix’, have never been on a TV show before, and it was thus a special occasion when they made their first appearance on TV in Korea.
The talk show was “Mooreuppak Dosa,” which means something along the line of “fortune teller.” The basic concept of this show is to invite famous figures and ask them what their concerns are. The host of this show, Kang Ho-dong, who is one of the most popular show hosts in Korea, throws many questions at the guest and tries to get as many stories as possible in the time frame.
The show, which was recorded in a hotel rather than the TV station for the Wachowski’s convenience, prepared simultaneous interpreters for a smooth interview.
During the show, Lana Wachowski said that she and Andy grew up watching Japanese animations such as “Speed racer,” or “Ultra Man,” and also read many Asian novels. She also added that Asian novels are more concentrated on giving lessons to readers unlike Western novels, which often focus on simplifying the story.
Lana also discussed her gender transition, saying that she realized she had a different sexuality from other people when she was young. She tried her best to find a way to “fix” it, but she failed. She was afraid of being a transsexual because she thought it could have brought a negative effect on her goal of becoming a movie director and a writer.
Her brother, Andy Wachowski, commented that he still think Lana is the same person regardless of her sex-change. He said, “She is the same person, but just more well-adjusted because there is no longer conflict with her interior to her exterior. So, she is much happier, and that makes me much happier.”
Lana said, “I might be able to open the world up little wider for other people who might be like I was when I was young.”
Director Tom Tykwer and the Korean actor Bae Doo-na, who was in the Wachowski’s latest movie ‘Cloud Atlas’, also appeared on the show.
When the host asked Lana and Andy what their future goal is, Lana answered that her dream is to come back to Korea when the two Korea are unified, showing her affection for Korea.
The movie ‘The Matrix’ made around half a billion US dollars, and the technology used to shoot the scenes that required over 100 cameras brought a revolution to the movie industry.
Their latest movie ‘Cloud Atlas’, which has already been released in the United States, is scheduled to be in Korean cinema on January 9.
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