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First Korean Juilliard Graduate Takes Featured Role in 'Splintered Thing' Comedy Starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Kahyun Kim, a celebrated film and theatre actress from Seoul, Korea, performed a featured role in the upcoming comedy film, "A Many Splintered Thing."

From newcomer director Justin Reardon, the movie follows the story of a male writer protagonist whose unreciprocated love motivates him to write about his experiences.

"A lot of people working on the set were saying it's a very weird and unique movie," Kim said. "It's not a chick flick or romantic comedy. It's artistically romantic with very unique situations."

The movie, which is slated for release in 2013, is currently filming at Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Oscar winner Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker) is producing.

Kim plays an imaginary actress who appears during a fantasy scene where the two lead characters - played by Chris Evans (The Avengers, Captain America) and Michelle Monaghan (Source Code, Eagle Eye) - imagine themselves as actors in a 1800s Korean Soap Opera.

"It's really rare that you can act in your own nationality and speak the language in a major Hollywood film," Kim said.

Playing opposite Kim is Korean American actor Jason Kim, who is expanding into film and can be seen in commercials for Sony Playstation, Simulview, Marlboro, CVS Pharmacy, and IBM. "It was an absolute pleasure working with Kahyun," he said. "She was prepared, focused and exuded professionalism. I greatly enjoyed acting opposite Kahyun, not only because she's Korean, but also because she is so well trained."

Earlier this year, Kahyun Kim graduated Juilliard with a BFA in Drama. She's known for acting in Jonathan Wu's drama short, "Tappin'" and Kenya Cagle's comedy short "Your Roommate." Kim played leading roles in "Hay Fever" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for theatre productions at Juilliard's renowned Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater.

In "A Many Splintered Thing" Kim also coached Evans and Monaghan how to speak and act in a traditional Korean manner. "Chris and Michelle nailed their Korean speaking parts," she said.

Also starring are Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar, Saving Private Ryan), Topher Grace (That '70s Show), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Luke Wilson (Old School) and Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed).

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