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Hwang Jeong Min: “Ryu Seung Bom is talented, and Yoo Hae Jin is in my league”

Seoul, Korea – Hwang Jeong Min, star of the hit movie The Unjust, with over two million tickets sold already, made an appearance on the tvN talk show Baek Ji Yeon’s People Inside, talking about movies and life. The program will air on Monday, the 15th at 10:00 p.m.

In the recently recorded segment, Hwang Jeong Min’s compliments on his co-stars Ryu Seung Bom and Yoo Hae Jin were noteworthy. Especially interesting was his seeming envy of actor Ryu Seung Bom when he remarked, “I thought that an actor had to routinely train, but Seung Bom has shown otherwise.”

Regarding Yoo Hae Jin, he said, “He is in my league. He does look a little like a farmer’s son or your next door neighbor, and it was easy working with him even though it was the first time.”

He also spoke regarding the life of “actor Hwang Jeong Min.” Known for his detailed research on the roles he is given, Hwang said, “The two or three months before filming are the hardest time.” He emphasized the importance of thoroughly getting into a character: “The audience may think that I’m being genuine even when I’ve made a mistake because I didn’t research the character enough.”

He continued, saying, “When I was in middle school, I watched the musical Peter Pan, starring Yun Bok Hee, and I thought to myself, “I wonder what it feels like to be someone in that world.” That’s when I decided I wanted to become an actor.”

He also made a surprise confession: “After I transferred to an arts high school, I did some unusual things such as not showering for about two weeks, acting like a beggar, or wearing a cast even though I wasn’t hurt, prompting people to call me ‘mental’.”

Hwang was praised by the staff of the show for showing himself as a no-nonsense, 40-year-old father.

By Hyun Hwa Young (young@jtn.co.kr)

Source: JTN (Original article in Korean)
Photo from JTN DB
Translated by Timothy Nam

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