Kim Moo-yul’s sign language greeting wows cinema audience

Actors Kim Moo-yul, and Ma Dong-seok answer questions from the press at a media conference for the movie 'The Roundup: Punishment'  at Megabox COEX in Gangnam District, Seoul, April 15. Yonhap

Actor Kim Moo-yul, who played the villain in the movie “The Roundup: Punishment,” is earning praise for his use of sign language to greet visitors at a press conference.According to the Korean Film Council, the fourth installment of “The Roundup” series attracted 391,187 moviegoers on April 30 alone, pushing the cumulative viewership number past the 5 million mark.”The Roundup: Punishment” follows monster detective Ma Seok-do (played by Ma Dong-seok) as he teams up with his squad and cyber team to battle Baek Chang-gi (played by Kim Moo-yul), a villainous ex-special forces mercenary who runs a massive illegal online gambling organization. They are also joined by Jang Yi-soo (played by Park Ji-hwan), who returns to the fight.Kim’s stage greeting has become a hot topic as he visited theaters with the film’s cast to interact with the audience on April 27-28.

At the barrier-free screening held at Megabox COEX in Gangnam District, Seoul, Kim used sign language to greet the audience. This screening featured a Korean-subtitled version of the movie, accommodating the hearing impaired, while also welcoming sign language interpreters, donors from the Korea Foundation for Persons with Disabilities, and other attendees.During his stage greeting, Kim captured everyone’s attention by gently setting down the microphone he was handed and communicating with the audience in sign language. He introduced himself with a warm smile, saying, “Hello. My name is Kim Moo-yul. Thank you all for coming. I love you.” His adeptness in sign language suggested careful and dedicated practice, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.The audience erupted in cheers at Kim’s sign language greeting, which demonstrated thoughtfulness toward hearing-impaired attendees. Videos capturing this heartfelt moment are circulating widely across social media and online communities, leaving a warm and positive impression.Following Kim, Park Ji-hwan brought laughter to the crowd by 슬롯놀이터 showing off his fake police badge attached to his waist.

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