With all the fame, glory, glitz and glamour that surround a celebrity’s life, people who aren’t in the entertainment industry oftentimes forget that being an entertainer and an actor is a difficult and tough job, and that each movie, television or drama project has its corresponding challenges. Recently, up and coming Korean actor Jo Jung Suk spoke to GEEK magazine, during a photo shoot he did for the magazine regarding the challenges and burdens of being an actor, and the difficulties of becoming a lead character both in a film and in a drama. Read on to learn more about Jo Jung Suk.
In the past few years, and in the past months, one up and coming Korean actor that has been gaining popularity and attention is Jo Jung Suk, whose recent projects included the drama “Oh My Ghostess,” where he played one of the main characters alongside Park Bo Young and Kim Seul Gie; and has just appeared in a recent film entitled “The Exclusive: Beat the Devil’s Tattoo,” where he played the lead character, Heo Moo Hyuk.
“Oh My Ghostess,” a romantic comedy drama was well received by audience, and his latest film was released just in time for this year’s Halloween.
Recently, according to K Pop Starz, the actor collaborated with GEEK magazine for a photo shoot and an interview, which touched on how confident he is with his own acting skills, and in which they talked about the challenges of being a romantic lead in a drama and the challenges of being a main character in a film and drama.
Jo Jung Suk was looking almost like a detective during the photo shoot, which is quite apt due to his latest film role, in which he portrayed a journalist, dressed in all black, in an abandoned warehouse. One of the staircases he posed in, even had a yellow police caution tape tacked on to the railings.
After the photo shoot, he was asked about his time on “Oh My Ghostess,” and his chemistry with Park Bo Young, his co-star, who, in the story, gets possessed by a ghost named Shin Soon Ae (Kim Seul Gie), who persuades her to get together with Jo Jung Suk’s character, Kang Sun Woo, so that she could move on to the afterlife.
According to the interview, Jo Jung Suk stated that the chemistry between them was good, and said that Bo Young was cheerful and made him laugh on the set.
With regards to the challenges of becoming the main character for “The Exclusive: Beat the Devil’s Tattoo,” the actor feels confident about the work that he had put in.
He also told GEEK that one of the main challenges in portraying the main character in any project is the fact that the responsibility on one’s shoulders is very great. However, he advised to use that burden of responsibility in order to challenge oneself to become better, and to give one’s all to the film or project.
“The Exclusive: Beat the Devil’s Tattoo,” according to K Pop Starz and Soompi, centers around a journalist named Heo Moon Hyuk, who begins to fabricate stories after stumbling upon the biggest story of his career.
However, things go awry after his articles suddenly begin to come true before his very eyes.
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