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Han Suk Kyu talks about his newest film ‘The Prison’; ‘I was scared because it is new to me’

By diana | Mar 27, 2017 02:07 AM EDT
Veteran actor Han Suk Kyu wins Grand Prize at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards for role in 'Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim.'
(Photo : YouTube/SBS Drama) Veteran actor Han Suk Kyu wins Grand Prize at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards for role in 'Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim.'

Award-winning actor Han Suk Kyu finally returned to the big screen with his newest movie "The Prison" where he played the ferocious role of Jung Ik Ho, an inmate capable of going in and out of the cell to perform crimes.

When asked about his character in the film, the 52-year-old actor likened Jung Ik Ho to a male hyena that would do anything to win a fight against other predators. "When I was acting, I tried to imagine that hyena," Han Suk Kyu said as per Korea Joongang Daily.

The "Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim" actor has teamed up with Kim Rae Won for the film. In fact, Han Suk Kyu revealed working with the "Doctors" star was a huge help in terms rehearsals.

Aside from that, the veteran actor also thought filming "The Prison" in a real detention center was a good idea. "I liked it. I think the movie turned out well because we shot it in a real setting," he said.

Han Suk Kyu also revealed he and director Na Hyun started their discussions for a movie project back in 2013. Upon learning about his character, the award-winning actor admitted he was taken aback to play as Jung Ik Ho.

"It reminded me of the time I had some English lines in the movie "The Berlin File." I was scared because it is new to me. But I wanted to try. That's part of my job," he shared.

Kim Rae Won, on the other hand, played to role of Song Yoo Gun in "The Prison." Korea Herald cited his character is an ex-cop in an undercover mission to find out the mystery of his brother's death.

The "Doctors" actor shared he never wavered after getting the proposal to work with Han Suk Kyu in "The Prison."

"I thought "that's it" upon reading the screenplay. The character was very attractive, and, above all, I was drawn to the fact that I was going to work with Han [Suk Kyu]," Kim Rae Won said.

"The Prison" hit the theaters on March 23. 

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