|Actress Kim Jung-eun speaks to reporters during a press conference for film "Le Grand Chef 2" on October 22, 2009.|
Actress Kim Jung-eun said she learned how to make kimchi, or spicy pickled Korean cabbage, to film the sequel to film "Le Grand Chef".
Kim made the remark during a press conference for "Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi War" (tentative title) on Thursday, saying that she thought is was only right that she knew how to make the dish herself, in the way she knew how to play handball while filming 2008 hit film "Forever the Moment".
"I tried my best to learn how to make the dish with co-star Jin Goo and it was better because I was getting paid how to learn to do it," Kim jokingly said of her experience in making the traditional delicacy.
"Le Grand Chef 2", based on the comic by Hur Young-man, is the sequel to the 2007 hit film starring actors Kim Kang-woo and Lee Hana which attracted over three million viewers. A TV series version of the story recorded over a 20 percent viewership rating.
The sequel is set for release around the lunar New Year in 2010.