“Decoy” Jang Geun Suk, “During the 5-year hiatus, I took lessons and learned acting again”

Actor Jang Geun Suk revealed the story about learning acting again before shooting the drama “Decoy”.

On April 4th, Jang Geun Suk had an interview with OSEN at a cafe in Jongno-gu, Seoul, and talked about Coupang Play’s original series “Decoy” Part 2, which will be released on the 7th.

Jang Geun-suk

“Decoy” is a crime thriller drama that follows the secrets surrounding a criminal in the biggest fraud in history when he was identified as a suspect in a series of murders 8 years after his death. Thanks to its unique structure, solid story that goes back and forth between the current mysterious murder case and the fraud case that shook Korea in the past, and unexpected twists, the drama recorded explosive viewer ratings every week.

Following Part 1, which tells about the fraudster who died eight years ago being identified as a suspect in a series of murders, “Decoy” Part 2 is expected to reveal the hidden truth between the people who chase him until the end and deceive each other in relation to the murders.

Jang Geun Suk said, “I felt so thrilled in the first shoot. Before joining this project, I thought my acting was so stiff. Going to the first shoot after receiving acting lessons and preparing for it for a few months, I felt great tension, excitement, and also fear. When the director gave me the OK sign on the first take, I realized, ‘this is why I am an actor’. I completed Part 1 and Part 2 with the excitement felt when creating every scene.”

He continued, “Although I have been acting for a long time, I wondered the reason I should learn more. It was not about creating something new but about awakening the senses inside me. I did not have the ambition to create new tricks or techniques. Focusing on the overall meaning rather than a specific aspect, I acted as if I was watering a plant. I have been acting for a long time, but I still wanted to get some help and I actually needed it for myself. Nobody told me to do it and I decided to do it myself. That’s how I did it.”

Jang Geun-suk

In particular, Jang Geung Suk shared, “While I was thinking about what to do, I told my acting teacher, ‘You can wake me up’. I said I wanted to entrust them, and I remember crying a lot in the first lesson. I think the process of bringing out emotions from my life, regardless of the worldview I get when acting, was very important. I drew a mind map, starting with the people I miss and resent the most in my life, not the characters, and ended up crying with sorrow. I gained confidence after the teacher said I had achieved half the way. That expression was like giving water to my dry emotions.”

Source: Daum

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