Lee Byung Hun Says His Cursing in Korean for ′Red2′ was His Idea
Lee Byung Hun revealed that he was the one who thought up the scene in which he curses in Korean for Red2.
The press preview and roundtable for Red2 was held on July 15 in Seoul. Lee Byung Hun appeared this day as the film′s lead and spoke to press about filming the movie.
He said to a question on the Korean cursing scene near the end of the film, "I thought that Koreans would use Korean in extreme situations. I asked the director whether it would be okay to say the dialogue in Korean, and that led to the Korean cursing. The director liked it very much."
Lee Byung Hun appears in the film as Han, a former special agent and ruthless contract killer. Though all of his other dialogue was in English, when he found himself in a tight spot near the end of the film, he cursed in Korean.
He joked, "You think Bruce Willis would have thought up how I should curse in Korean?" then explained, "I tried to think of what I would say if I was pitched in mortal danger because of a friend′s mistake."
"I came to think up those words while trying to figure out something that would fit Han′s character and also entertain my audience. I think the curse was very realistic. I chose it because I thought it would express Han′s character well," he said.
Red2 is about how former CIA agents get together to stop a destructive weapon. It premieres in Korea on July 18.
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min