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Lee Byung Hun Says He was Happy to Act as Storm Shadow Unmasked

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2013.03.11 22:00 Mwave An So Hyoun Translation Credit : Erika Kim

Lee Byung Hun got talking about his second piece of work with Hollywood′s G.I. Joe series.

The actor attended the press conference for G.I. Joe 2 held on March 11, and opened up on how he had been happy to act without a mask in the sequel to the original G.I. Joe.

Lee Byung Hun Says He was Happy to Act as Storm Shadow Unmasked

"[Acting without a mask] was more comfortable in expressing my emotions," he said. "Storm Shadow changes a lot in the second film. In the scene where his trauma explodes outward after his secret is revealed, I worked hard to look more fierce rather than cool."

Storm Shadow is a key member of Cobra, and enters a conflict after learning about his past.

Lee Byung Hun also showed modesty about his ripped body.

"I asked Dwayne Johnson whether he has any scenes where he has to strip down," he said jokingly. "I have to exercise for months while eating tasteless foods in order to show myself in one scene, and I was worried my efforts would go to waste if Dwayne Johnson had to show his body also."

G.I. Joe 2 is about how the surviving members of G.I. Joe attempt to save the world after getting caught in a great scheme by the Cobra. It premieres on March 28.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

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