Park Geon Hyeong Pressured by Comparison with Shin Ha Kyun in ‘Brain’
Park Geon Hyeong certainly seemed to be pressured by his neurosurgeon predecessor, Shin Ha Kyun.
Park attended the press conference for the upcoming jTBC drama Syndrome on February 7 with the other stars of the drama.
Park answered to a question asking how he felt about being compared with Shin Ha Kyun, “I would be lying if I said I’m not pressured, but if I keep thinking about it I’ll get lost in those emotions.”
Shin Ha Kyun brought about a new syndrome with his highly popular role, the doctor Lee Kang Hoon, in KBS2’s Brain.
Park added, “But the Kang Eun Hyun character I act in and the Lee Kang Hoon character that Shin Ha Kyun acted in are two characters with completely different goals. [Kang Eun Hyun chooses] to become a doctor in order to unveil the secrets behind his birth.”
Kang Eun Hyun is a man who’s not interested in anything other than his patients and surgery. Eun Hyun is a fourth year resident, but is so talented that he’s already taking on major surgeries.
He’s also a perfect man who never so much as glances at women. He originally only concentrates on his work, but as the story progresses, his emotions change and he starts to enter conflicts with the other characters.
“I hope my acting will bear new light on the lives of neurosurgeons,” Park said. “In order to do so, I even try to have my acting confirmed by the neurosurgeon on set.”
Syndrome is a medical drama that tells of how neurosurgeons forgive the greed and hate they hold against each other and learn about the true meaning of family. Its first episode will air on February 13.
Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan