In the last several years, there have been two highly notable and welcome developments on the celebrity red carpet. The first was the growing refusal to adhere to conventional gender norms, whether that meant a greater number of formal tuxedos and the return of the power suit for women or more florals, pearls, lace and Mary Janes on men. The second development of note has been the growing popularity toward showcasing and representing of traditional cultural and folk styles among celebrities of color. We point all of this out not to take away from the power of Pachinko star Jin Ha wearing a hanbok with a traditionally feminine chima skirt at the premiere, but to show our appreciation for the wave of change that brings us to a moment like this one.
He looks beautiful.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Pachinko is a sweeping saga that chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations. Starring Academy Award-winner Yuh-Jung Youn, Lee Minho, Jin Ha, and Minha Kim, Pachinko premieres March 25, only on Apple TV+.
The series stars Soji Arai as Mozasu, Jin Ha as Solomon, Inji Jeong as Yangjin, Minha Kim as teenage Sunja, Lee Minho as Hansu, Kaho Minami as Etsuko, Steve Sanghyun Noh as Isak, Anna Sawai as Naomi, Junwoo Han as Yoseb, Jung Eun-chae as Young Kyunghee, Jimmi Simpson as Tom Andrews, Yu-na Jeon as young Sunja, and Academy Award-winning actress Yuh-Jung Youn as older Sunja.
Pachinko is written and executive produced by Soo Hugh (“The Terror,” “The Killing”), who created the series and serves as showrunner. Kogonada and Justin Chon are executive producers and directed four episodes each, with Kogonada directing the pilot. Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer executive produce for Media Res; Theresa Kang-Lowe executive produces for Blue Marble Pictures; and Richard Middleton also executive produces. Media Res’ Dani Gorin co-executive produces along with David Kim and Sebastian Lee.
[Photo Credit: Eric Charbonneau/Apple TV+/EPKTV, Kevin Winter/Getty Images – Video Credit: Aple TV/YouTube]
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