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Robert Downey Jr. Shows Admiration for Korean Actors During "Age of Ultron" Seoul Press Con

The Avengers have assembled in South Korea to promote their much-awaited sequel "Age of Ultron".

Apr 18, 2015 12:45 PM BST
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Kim Soo Hyun as Helen Cho in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron"

The Avengers have assembled in South Korea to promote their much-awaited sequel "Age of Ultron". Members of the cast, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun were present at the press conference held in Seoul on April 17. The stars interacted with fans and answered some questions about the movie.

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In the interview portion, Robert Downey Jr. a.k.a Iron Man received huge cheers from the audience when he praised Korean actors, specifically his "Age of Ultron" co-star Kim Soo Hyun. Robert Downey said, "Soo Hyun took on the movie well with her amazing acting. It's not surprising that there are amazing actors in Korea."

Out of 40 Korean actresses who auditioned, Kim Soo Hyun was cast as Helen Cho a gifted geneticist who's part of the Avengers team. Helen Cho helps develop new technology for The Avengers and she works in her laboratory in Seoul as well as in the Avengers Towers in New York. She works together a lot with Iron Man/Tony Stark who's the technology nerd in the group.

Kim Soo Hyun portrayed her role well with her fluency in English and experience with action movies.

Kim Soo Hyun, who was born in Seoul, expressed that "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is very meaningful to her because it allowed her to film in her hometown. Also, she hoped that the movie would bring development to Korea's booming tourism.

"Right now, I still can't believe it. I'm very happy. I will never forget this opportunity of having worked with actors and a director whom I look up to and respect very much," the Korean actress said.

Are you excited to see "Age of Ultron"? 

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