090817 - Posters unveiled for My Love By My Side

Posters unveiled for My Love By My Side
August 17th, 2009 // by javabeans

Wow. We’ve already heard that Kim Myung-min (Beethoven Virus) would be losing a significant amount of weight as he filmed his latest movie, My Love By My Side [내 사랑 내 곁에], but the end result is even more startling than previously noted.
You can see how gaunt he is in these new posters for the movie; in order to play a convincing Lou Gehrig’s disease patient, he lost more than 20 kilograms over the course of filming, which translates to approximately 44 pounds. And considering that his normal starting weight was around 160 pounds, that makes his final number under a worrying 120 pounds.

We saw Kim Myung-min’s weight-loss and character-building process chronicled to an extent in his MBC documentary (titled Kim Myung-min Was Not There, taken from his ability to shed his own personality entirely when getting into character). The character gradually loses control over his limbs and muscles, in the end only able to express himself through his eyes. Ha Ji-won plays Kim’s love interest, who watches over her husband as he gradually deteriorates.
The film sounds horribly tragic, but these are two pretty great actors who ought to be wonderful to watch together. My Love By My Side will open in theaters on September 24.
Via Joy News