South Korean actor John Cho talks about The Grudge, diversity and why he avoided horror films for years. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP South Korean actor John Cho talks about The Grudge, diversity and why he avoided horror films for years. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP
South Korean actor John Cho talks about The Grudge, diversity and why he avoided horror films for years. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP

John Cho ‘traumatised’ by horror film as a six-year-old; it took him 40 years to take a horror-series role. Now he’s star of The Grudge remake

  • Despite avoiding the horror genre for years, Korean-American actor took a role in Fox series The Exorcist. Jordan Peele’s Get Out convinced him to do more
  • He was attracted by the diversity of The Grudge cast, a rarity in a horror film, and explains how the genre allows him to do something different

Topic |   Cinema
South Korean actor John Cho talks about The Grudge, diversity and why he avoided horror films for years. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP South Korean actor John Cho talks about The Grudge, diversity and why he avoided horror films for years. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP
South Korean actor John Cho talks about The Grudge, diversity and why he avoided horror films for years. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP
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