Yuh-Jung Youn: It’s ‘Very Stressful’ Being the First Korean Actress Nominated for an Oscar

Veteran Yuh-Jung Youn made history this year as the first South Korean actress to be nominated in an acting category at the Academy Awards.

She’s up for Best Supporting Actress for her powerful turn in Lee Isaac Chung’s Best Picture nominee “Minari.” But the actress, as told to Deadline in a recent interview, said that representing that position for her country comes with a burden.When asked what it’s like to be the first Korean actress nominated for an Oscar, she said, “Very stressful.” She added, “I was just very happy being nominated.

I never even dreamed about being nominated for an Oscar.

People will be very happy for me if I get the win, but it’s very stressful.”Yuh-Jung Youn has had a winning streak the past month during the awards season, as she won Best Supporting Actress honors at both the BAFTA Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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