Korean actor Kim Seon-ho to star in play ‘Touching the Void’

Published May 13, 2022, 9:37 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Korean actor Kim Seon-ho will be returning to where he started his career: theater.

Salt Entertainment, the actor’s agency, said Kim Seon-ho will be starring in the play “Touching the Void.”

Kim Seon-ho (Instagram)

The play is based on the 1988 book of the same name written by mountaineer Joe Simpson. It is about the experience of Simpson and Simon Yates on their descent from Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes.

A film of the same name was released in 2003 and a play premiered in the United Kingdom in 2018.

In the Korean play, Kim Seon-ho will star as Simpson. “Touching the Void” will start on July 8 at the Daehak-ro Art One Theater in Seoul and will run until Sept. 18.

He started his career in theater in 2009 through the play “New Boeing Boeing.” He is currently filming the movie “Sad Tropics.”

Last May 8, Kim Seon-ho, who starred in last year’s hit drama “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha,” wrote a letter to fans.

“It feels like summer already. Time really flies. I still can’t decide―even at the moment of writing this―if I’m too late or how I should start this letter off,” SBS News reported.

“Sometimes, a month felt like a year while there were other times I couldn’t follow up with the time that has passed me by. That made me hard to manage my emotions. I believe you would have gone through the same because of me,” he said.

He added, “I’m sorry that I have made you to go through a hard time due to my shortfalls. I know how hard it is to heal after getting heartbroken. I’m sincerely sorry to those who supported me because I fear that you would have a scar on your heart.”

“Thanks to you, however, my time is slowly on track. I’m a little hesitant about how this letter will be understood by you, but I hope everyone who is supporting me would have a time that goes by on your terms; not too fast or not too slow,” he said.

He told fans that “I will cherish every single one of your supportive messages from Korea and abroad, so that I can become a better actor and a person. I once again apologize, and I hope you are always happy and healthy. Thank you for staying by my side, and I won’t leave you waiting too long.”

The cast of the play “Touching the Void” (Instagram)