[HanCinema's News] Choi Hyun-wook Talks About "Weak Hero Class 1"
By William Schwartz | Published on
November 18th saw the release of all episodes of "Weak Hero Class 1" on wavve, and quickly became the streaming platform's most popular title. The high school drama stars Choi Hyun-wook in a leading role as one of three friends who get involved in intense action sequences despite their own personal weaknesses. "Weak Hero Class 1" is based on the webtoon of the same title. Choi Hyun-wook recently had an interview where he spoke frankly about his experience filming the drama.
Despite not feeling the fame himself, Choi Hyun-wook claims to have received many contacts from people excited about his work in the drama. Choi Hyun-wook expressed gratitude for this interest. Choi Hyun-wook said that when he first read the script, he thought "Weak Hero Class 1" would look good on his filmography, and took the project on without regrets. Choi Hyun-wook says that this belief of his persists to the present day.
The interest in "Weak Hero Class 1" has been so strong fans have been clamoring for a second season. However, Choi Hyun-wook claims that no one has contacted him about possibly reprising his role, though he expressed interest in doing so. Regarding his own personal journey, Choi Hyun-wook claimed to have learned a lot from his character in the drama, namely regarding his optimistic outlook and willingness to live without regrets.
Choi Hyun-wook also claimed to have learned a lot from the synergy with his co-stars. This work together in concert allowed him to think in terms of changing his own acting direction when necessary. He referred to both Park Jihoon as well as Hong Kyung as being his older brothers. Choi Hyun-wook considered their more thoughtful acting process to be an inspiration that allowed him to think about his own work differently. Choi Hyun-wook also stated that he enjoys learning new things.
Choi Hyun-wook described "Weak Hero Class 1" as a springboard for his own personal growth. When asked who was the hero of "Weak Hero Class 1" Choi Hyun-wook initially said his own character, but then noted that the ambivalence of the word hero and how different characters seem like the hero at different times is a major part of the show's appeal. Choi Hyun-wook previously appeared as the second lead in "Twenty Five Twenty One" earlier this year. He has no confirmed upcoming projects.
Written by William Schwartz
"Weak Hero Class 1" is directed by Park Dan-hee, You Su-min, written by You Su-min, and features Park Jihoon, Choi Hyun-wook, Hong Kyung, Lee Yeon, Shin Seung-ho, Jang Myung-jin. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2022/11/18, Fri on Wavve.
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Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea from 2011 to 2021. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Hangzhou, where he studies Chinese film. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com, and is open to requests for content in future articles.