Actor Park Sang-myun, who plays the captain named In Mok in the KBS drama "Bread, Love, and Dreams", said, "At first, I was agonized about playing the character In Mok. He is a quiet and decent person in the drama, and so I thought that I had to act totally differently from my real personality. But now I think that I made a very good decision" (laugh).
Park has been receiving the spotlight lately by presenting decent acting in the KBS 2TV drama "Bread, Love, and Dreams" as a naively honest head chef of the Palbong bakery whose name is Yang In Mok.
The drama had recorded 48.4 percent viewer ratings on September 2 when only four episodes remained before the last broadcast, and Park gave a solid performance as the trustworthy character In Mok, in whom the protagonist Tak Koo (Yoon Si-yoon) had shown trust and dependence along with the master chef Palbong (Jang Hang-sun).
He said on September 7, "I had performed comical characters so far, so I had worried about viewers saying, 'He is not suitable for the role'. When I played a serious character in two different works previously, I had my feelings hurt by viewers' criticisms saying 'You still look funny'. But this time, the response was totally different from the beginning. I do not know why, but anyway, people have accepted the serious character In Mok played by Park Sang-myun".
Actor Park Sang-myun has been labeled as a comical character and with the word "laughable" all the time by showcasing comical performances in many works, including the recently released movie "Attack the Gas Station 2" and dramas such as "Three Friends" and "My Boss, My Lady".
Even though he had succeeded in generating a feeling of fear as a villain when he had appeared in the dramas "Into the Storm" and "Seoul 1945" as villains, he had not thought that he had been perfectly matched to those roles.
But in "Bread, Love, and Dreams", he played a character who seems to be a thoughtful, warm-hearted person like an older brother, and both viewers and he were fully satisfied with the new facets of his acting.
Park added, "Actually I had almost decided not to appear in this drama after agonizing over the role, but luckily I finally had decided to appear in it at the last moment when only one month remained before airing, and now I am very happy about the drama's success. I also like the way people call me 'captain' in the drama and I feel really great when people tell me that I am very much suitable for this kind of role in a drama. Only one thing that I feel inconvenienced about is that I am not allowed to say jokes while filming (laugh). There are many moments when I really want to exchange jokes with other actors including Lee Han Hui, but at those times I have to bite my lips and it is very difficult to endure. Instead, I usually make a joke before beginning to film".
He reportedly had to shed tears while filming. He explained, "When Tak Koo told me that he would leave the bakery as he has hurt his eyes, I had to say 'You are such an idiot' and hold him, so he won't leave. At that time, I made many mistakes due to having to shed tears. In Mok is a gentleman, so he should not shed tears even though his eyes can be filled with tears. But, my eyes automatically dropped tears when I became immersed in emotion. And when Koo Il Joong (Jeon Kwang Ryeol) found his son Tak Koo at last and ended up crying while calling out his son's name 'Tak Koo', I just had to cry loudly when I watched their reunion. This drama has made me cry more times than I would have thought".
Park Sang-myun said, "I always wait for the script of the next episode because I am very curious about the next story, even though I am an actor in the drama. We can assume that this drama would be produced based on a detailed plan due to the fact that the writer reportedly has prepared for two years to write this drama. Even though some people comment that there are violent scenes, actually this drama has been mixed with various points such as making people cry and presenting different stories. People usually want a good person to be able to have a happy life at the end, so I guess that this drama can be this successful".
In Mok is a master baker like master Palbong and Koo Il Joong, who can evaluate everything about a piece of bread even with a glance. After having been asked about his talent in the real world, he said, "I really like to have bread. The only problem is that I cannot eat as much as I want, to avoid gaining weight. When I prepared for filming, I participated in bakery lessons and actually baked many kinds of bread such as baguettes and rolls with adzuki-bean filling, and actually those freshly-made breads had the best taste. When I ate the rolls filled with adzuki-bean, it even scalded the roof of my mouth. But I cannot bake any at home" (laugh).
In Mok will help Tak Too develop new products by working in the factory of the company, Keo Sung Food. Park hinted, "In Mok will successfully develop new products to help Tak Koo, and reveal the real appearance of 'captain' again in the drama. While acting in this drama, I could acknowledge that viewers want me to show a free, easy, and honest appearance in the drama. I will always try my best to present the best acting for viewers until the last moment of my life".
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