Actor Shin Ha-kyun, who is known as one of the finest, most remarkable actors in K-drama and K-cinema industry, has shared that he has experienced difficulty in portraying his latest character.
On March 29th, Shin Ha-kyun visited a small café for a short promotional interview for his newest movie, "What a Man Wants" and shared his most honest feelings and stories about the making of the movie.
In "What a Man Wants", Shin Ha-kyun plays the apathetic husband character Bong-soo, who enters the flamboyant world of affairs. His natural acting with the naïve expressions caused the audience to burst in laughter throughout the movie. Though, he had a different thought about it in the beginning. He said:
"I actually had a hard time portraying the character because I've never been married. Even the line where I say, "Are there married couple who actually kiss?", I couldn't really empathize. I tried hard to understand by opening up possibilities and thought of how to express the movie's genre as comedy before anything else".
"Just like any other ordinary couple who've gone through their newly-wed state, we were the married couple who've had their flaming hearts cooled down and lost the spark for each other. I tried to portray that dried up conversation between us in the script, though having the familiar tone to it since we've spent last 8 years next to each other every single day".
The actor also shared how he had a hard time understanding a certain line in the movie:
"In the movie, there's a line where I say, "It's because I'm lonely" and I heard that many married people out there understood that line perfectly. There are so many married people who say such a thing more than singles".
By. Lily Lee
Made in Korea, Raised in Hawaii, Living in Utah. She is an aspiring flight attendant who loves traveling as much as watching K-dramas. Historical romances are her favorite and she will forever be an IU fangirl. Lily Lee can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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