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Lee Dong Wook Had Hard Time Filming ‘Iron Man’ with Special Armor On

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2014.09.02 15:56 Newsen Park Ah Reum Translation Credit : Yeawon Jung

Transforming into ‘iron man,’ Lee Dong Wook shared the difficulties of filming with armor on.

Lee Dong Wook attended the press conference for KBS 2TV’s Iron Man on September 2 in The Raum in Yeoksam-dong and shared a story behind filming the drama.

Lee Dong Wook will be acting as ‘Ju Hong Bin,’ a character who hides his pain and suffering by acting violent. He has a special ability to turn the anger and wounded heart into swords that sprout from his body.

About having to wear the ‘armor’ during filming, Lee Dong Wook said, “When I wear it, it tightens my whole body. I usually film for about six hours wearing the armor, and sometimes even up to eight hours, and it was hard to breath. It feels like it tightens me more as time passes.”

Lee Dong Wook Had Hard Time Filming ‘Iron Man’ with Special Armor On

Lee Dong Wook shared, “If the volume is too big it might look like I’ve stuck swords onto my body instead of sprouting them out so I tried to film by sticking the armor as close to my body as possible.”

About spending over two hours on just putting the armor on, Lee Dong Wook said, “There is a frame that looks like a vest. Once I put the vest on, I have to screw in swords one by one. I counted about 38 swords total. It took me two hours to screw the swords in one by one and as I became more used to it, the time shortened. It’s by goal to shorten it to 5-10 minutes.”

Iron Man is a fantasy melodrama about the sword sprouting man ‘Ju Hong Bin’ and the warm hearted woman ‘Son Se Dong,’ who comforts his wounded heart.

It is set to air on September 10.

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