Celebrity News: The actor who played Glenn in the seven seasons of the hit series opted for a new project.
The actor Steven Yeun, who with his role as Glenn Rhee, one of the most beloved characters in The Walking Dead and who has been from the beginning of the emblematic series of zombies until the current season, talks about Okja, his new movie. And it does so after a strong controversy since the film generated a “crack” between Netflix and Cannes in the last edition of the Festival.
It is that Okja, the film starring Yeun with the direction of the also Korean Bong Joon-ho, generated a controversy in the last prizes to the seventh art in France because it will only be transmitted worldwide by the giant of the streaming from the 28 of June and without going through the cinemas.
In an interview with Netflix, the Korean actor told what Okja is about and the importance of it being released exclusively from the most famous movie and series platform. “It’s the story of a girl and her best friend, and how different factions of the world try to separate them,” says Yeun, who as a “friend” refers to a gigantic and desirable mutant pig, the product of a fantastic work of special effects.
Of course, there was no lack of opportunity to comment on the importance of the film that stars can only be seen by Netflix. “It’s one of the best ways to do it” because “it will reach the homes of 190 countries,” adds the actor.
However, as a result of this clash of powers, Cannes changed its regulations this year and from 2018 will not be able to participate in the Official Competition films that do not guarantee a wide exit in the local cinemas.
But Yeun will always be related to The Walking Dead, and his character Glenn Rhee has already entered the hearts of fans of the series of zombies. Glenn popped the public into his pocket when he saved Rick Grimes, star of the show, in the remembered scene in the tank of the first chapter of the series. He later became one of the most iconic soldiers in the survivors’ group, so much so that fans expressed outrage at Season 3 episode 3; When in a scene they implied that it had been and devoured by the zombies.