(SPOT.ph) It's a pretty big week for films: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You drops in a few hours, and South Korean film Parasite by Bong Joon Ho just became the first foreign language and Asian film to win the Oscar (four in one night!). The two films couldn't be more different, but they share quite an odd connection, and it's one you'd never expect. To All the Boys I've Loved Before author Jenny Han (who is Korean-American) was celebrating the Parasite win—as seen in her retweets—when she decided to share an anecdote from when she was in South Korea filming for the third film, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, and it revealed an unexpected link between the two: It turns out one of the production assistants for the upcoming Netflix film is related to South Korean director Bong Joon Ho.
Yes, we just said you'll see Lara Jean Song Covey and Peter Kavinsky in South Korea (it's an important part in the Song-Covey girls' lives), but let's shift back to the To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Parasite crossover you never thought you needed.
Please keep this production assistant in mind.
The first day I went on and on about Bong Joon Ho and how he was gonna win an Oscar for his new movie Parasite. I spent at least half an hour talking about Okja alone. The PA said, oh is he famous in America? I said oh yeah. The most famous Korean director of the moment!— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) February 10, 2020
Yes, he's famous in the U.S.
We were passing Bongeunsa temple, and my PA’s last name was Bong too, and I go, wow so many Bongs today!— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) February 10, 2020
Boy, are you in for a surprise.
At the end of the day, we’re like, so what do your parents do? He says my mom is a homemaker, my dad is a director. I go, oh? Would I know of his work? (I have no idea why I asked this question bc I hate when people ask it of me! Like how do I know if you know my work?!)— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) February 10, 2020
A director, you say?
There is a slight pause from the driver’s seat and he says, um...a movie called Mother? And...Memories of Murder?— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) February 10, 2020
When I tell you I screamed.
She just brought out the Korean!
Filmmaking runs in the Bong family.
A fitting conclusion.