After gaining 24kg for his work, this actor cried out of distress

Actor Seo Hyun Woo is back to the silver screen as the Korean-Chinese Chun Eun Ho in “Phantom”, a film by Lee Hae Young.

Seo Hyun Woo will be playing Chun Eun Ho, a Korean-Chinese in “Phantom”. He is in charge of communication and decryption, and is fluent in Japanese and cryptography.

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He shared that he got to appear in “Phantom” through a wonderful coincidence. He was the one who played the scene-stealer role in “Decision to Leave” last year.

Unlike now, Seo Hyun Woo made a strong impression on the audience with his chubby physique. He reportedly began to gain weight after hearing director Park Chan Wook’s suggestion, “I like your acting so much, but your physique is kinda a miss.”

Seo Hyun-woo

Then, he was contacted by director Lee Hae Young while he was in the car. She said, “I have a role I want you to play, but it’s a miss that you lost so much weight these days.” Luckily, as Seo was gaining weight just in time, he got to receive the script of “Phantom” and appeared in the movie.

Seo Hyun Woo then gained a whopping 24kg for the movie. He has even cried because he was so distressed while gaining weight, but as he get older, he plans to be more careful with his health and tries to avoid rapid weight gain.

Seo Hyun-woo

He laughingly said, “I heard that technology has improved these days. Because I want to be an actor for a long time with good health, I would try special makeup and special effects…”

Seo Hyun Woo has been on a strike of prolific works, from “Love and Leashes,” “Decision to Leave,” “Honest Candidate 2” to “Seire” last year. Expectations are high on what kind of acting he will show and impress the audience in this work.

Seo Hyun-woo

In addition to Seo Hyun Woo, Seol Kyung Gu, Honey Lee, Park Hae Soo, and Park So Dam appeared in “Phantom.” The movie announced a smooth start by debuting in 3rd place on the box office chart upon its release on January 18th.

Source: Daum

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