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Jung Woo Sung, Guardian Angel of Teenagers

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2012.04.05 14:24 Mwave Lee, KyungNam Translation Credit : Erika Kim

Jung Woo Sung revealed why he tries to avoid acting in evil roles.

The April 4 broadcast of SBS’ One Night of TV Entertainment held an interview with Jung Woo Sung at his shoot for a beer commercial.

Jung Woo Sung, Guardian Angel of Teenagers

It’s been 18 years since Jung Woo Sung first made his debut, but he’s rarely appeared in evil roles, unlike other actors who try to take on evil roles for diversity. He revealed the reason why by going back to the days he was filming the film Mutt Boy, saying, “Something shocking happened a long time ago.”

“This was when I was shooting in a high school in Miryang. I came out for a smoke in the middle of a shoot, and I found the students were watching me. They said ‘it looks good when you’re smoking’, and that made me embarrassed of my hands,” he said, revealing how he realized that his actions could affect those of teenagers.

He moved on to the film Beat, which is known for its smoking and motorcycle chasing scenes.

Jung Woo Sung said he was shocked when teenagers said, ‘I learned how to smoke because of you’ and ‘I stole a lot of motorcycles. My friend is hurt because of a motorcycle accident’.

Jung Woo Sung said, “I learned [that I have] a big influence after I heard teenagers say they imitated the way I act [in films], and so I think hard about taking on evil roles, especially the rough ones. You have to think about how films can affect teenagers. The same goes for TV. The main channel dramas need to stop producing dramas with shocking stories.”

Words well said. We need more people like him in showbiz!

Photo credit: SBS

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