Uhm Tae Woong Garners Praise for His Acting in ′Equator Man′
Actor Uhm Tae Woong is gunning after the title of ‘acting king’ through his drama Equator Man.
Uhm is currently in the middle of a fierce competition with Park Yoo Chun of SBS’ Rooftop Prince and Lee Seung Gi of MBC’s The King 2Hearts. Though Equator Man began in last place with its early episodes featuring child actors, the drama has recently shot up to 10 percent in viewership ratings with the appearance of its adult characters. Uhm is currently starring as Kim Seon Woo, a man who only looks forward as he moves to exact his revenge for the drama. In the fourth episode, Uhm displayed phenomenal acting skills, as he shed his innocent image from his variety program appearances to prove his skills as an actor.
On this episode, Kim Seon Woo was struck with a blunt object by his friend Lee Jang Il (played by Im Si Wan) and fell into the sea. Though he was able to live, he had temporarily lost the use of his eyes. The acting he portrayed as a temporarily blind person, filled with fear and anger, was commended by viewers.
After the episode’s airing, the Equator Man homepage message board was filled with comments from viewers praising Uhm. Comments included, “Uhm Tae Woong crazy acting skills seems to really be in full force now”, “I couldn’t take my eyes off the charisma of Uhm Tae Woong” and “He fits so well with the drama.”
Before the start of Equator Man many doubted whether Uhm could fill out the role of a mellow drama like Equator Man. In particular, Rooftop Prince and The King 2Hearts fit the mold of the current trend of fictional historic dramas.
But Equator Man has displayed its impressive endurance to fan the flames of competition. The role Uhm has played in this is quite large. Through Uhm’s role, Equator Man is quickly catching up to its competitors as viewers anticipate what new side of Uhm he will display in the upcoming seventh episode.
Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan
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