Uhm Tae Woong Proves He is Indeed an Actor
Though once Uhm Tae Woong was only viewed as a serious actor, since his time on 1 Night, 2 Days, Uhm′s been making waves as an unexpectedly funny variety star...which is why he′s had a bit more trouble proving he really is an actor, especially with his upcoming film Special Investigation HQ.
Director Hwang Byung Guk and lead actors Uhm Tae Woong, Ju Won and Jung Jin Young appeared at the press preview and roundtable which took place on November 15 in Seoul, to talk about what happened behind the scenes of the film.
At the roundtable, Uhm said about the different image he showed from KBS2’s 1N2D, “If you watch 1 Night, 2 Days and then watch Special Investigation HQ, it might seem new, but I’m originally an actor. I believe that when I’m playing around I should have fun, but when I’m acting I should work hard.”
Uhm took on the role of detective Kim Sung Bum, a man with animal instincts, and showed off some rough action. He paired up with Ju Won, who acted as an FBI psychological profiler, for a type of comedy and coordination similar to that shown in the film Two Cops.
He emphasized, “I didn’t try to look different. I think it seemed that way because the role I’m acting in is different from my personality in 1 Night, 2 Days. I am an actor and I am a person who acts. Personally, I think there’s no difference.”
The film Special Investigation HQ is about a special unit put together to track who is behind a series of police officer murders, and follows the detective work of officer Kim Sung Bum (Uhm Tae Woong) and the psychological profiler Kim Ho Ryong (Ju Won).
Photo credits: Kim Byung Gwan