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English translation: tenshi_akuma
Timing: JKS Thailand team
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Q: What point you were careful to play a manly character in the drama ‘Daebak’?
A: Well, I think the director wanted a childish and innocent character in the early scenes of the drama. The one who behaves and acts freely as he likes such as he dances anywhere. At that time, his name was GaeTong that is usually given to dogs in Korea. As the director wanted me to play this kind of character, I tried to act that seemed spontaneous, using more ad-libs even the details were written in the script. Some time after that his father passed away, GaeTong changed. Especially I tried to show you can the differences that ｈis ambition to be more mature in his eyes by acting later GaeTong.
Q: What makes you feel that you’re manly in your personal life?
A: Well, when I’m driving? I drive aggressively. So I feel I’m a man.
Q: You mean you drive too fast?
A: I guess so. The week before last I had my birthday party and enjoyed drinking with friends then. I declared “Let’s toast!” and drank a big box of liquor like a man. It sounds like a man, doesn’t it? Others are the same in my 20s.
Q: So you quite like drinking, right? I heard you drink with co-workers…
A: Well, to be honest, while filming, we had no time to dine together, having Samgyeopsal (Korean grilled pork belly BBQ) and soju. Because the filming schedule was really packed. But after completing the drama, we’ve deepened our relationships. For example, the director came to see my concert held in Japan and had drink a lot together. As for Senior Jun Kwang-ryu, we had a drink together just last week again. We still keep in touch with them.
Q: What did you actually prepare for filming action scenes?
A: Before the filming started, I went to action school several times. Basically I did various exercise such as push-ups to build up my strength. At filming site, I think we need to integrate camera, actors, and the director’s intention. But it was hard for the preparation because of the tight schedule. No room to feel easy at filming site. But we discussed a lot with the action team staff, and prepare to match the timing. I did so while filming. When I saw the edited scenes in the drama, it looked good. I haven’t tried action scenes a lot in my previous works. It was so fun, and I’m glad I did it. Especially I enjoyed acting with a sword. It was long, so I had to spin to attack. Thanks to editing, I looked like a really action star.
Q: What was the hardest thing while filming action scenes?
A: The most difficult part was timing after all. It’s not good to act out of the camera angle. So I had to consider everything such as the camera angle and my body’s moves. Every action had to be done in a box (camera angle), not freely. That was difficult.
Q: Are you satisfied with the action scenes?
A: When I saw the scenes on TV, they seemed 90% or more well-done than I expected. As a result, I was satisfied, and people asked me how many months did you prepare for them. In fact, I prepared with the staff for only 30 minutes at filming site after getting the script, and the scene was filmed. Really no time to spare, but I enjoyed it.
Q: You have the talent.
A: I guess so. Lol.
Q: Tell us about the highlights of drama ‘Daebak’ ~fateful moments~
A: In this drama, you can see the moment how an immature guy has grown up to a mature man. A fateful moment, only one bet can change the one’s life… It’s like such a storyline. Please look forward to the broadcasting ‘Daebak’.