Jin Sun Kyu recently gave an in-depth interview about his new movie ‘Confidential Assignment 2’!
Directed by Kim Sung Hoon, the 2017 film “Confidential Assignment” tells the story of a North Korean detective named Rim Chul Ryung (Hyun Bin) and a South Korean detective named Kang Jin Tae (Yoo Hae Jin) who team up to catch a criminal . Girls’ Generation’s YoonA also played Park Min Young, Kang Jin Tae’s sister-in-law.
The sequel is titled “Confidential Assignment 2: International” and follows Rim Chul Ryung back to South Korea in search of a brutal and secretive criminal organization. He is reunited with Kang Jin Tae, who offers to work with the North Korean to be part of the investigation team again after a mistake leads him to the cyber crime department.
Jin Sun Kyu joins the original cast as Jang Myung Joon, the leader of a North Korean criminal organization wreaking havoc around the world. Daniel Henney also joins the saga as Jack, an FBI detective from the United States who is on the trail of this organization.
Jin Sun Kyu’s character in “Confidential 2” Jang Myung Joon is his first villainous role in five years since he starred in the 2017 film “The Outlaws.” Despite being the bad guy, Jang Myung Joon is inexplicably pathetic, making viewers to pity him.
Immediately after its premiere on September 7, “Confidential Assignment 2” became a blockbuster, adding another successful project to Jin Sun Kyu’s filmography. When asked what made him take part in this film, Jin Sun Kyu replied, “The script was fun to begin with. Also, I’ve never done a sequel. Even for The Outlaws, I only did the first one. When to “The Outlaws 2” [‘The Roundup’] he did very well, I felt my son did well, so I felt very happy.
“I thought all the actors who appeared in the first and second movies would feel the same way,” he continued. “That’s why I thought, ‘I have to do even better.’ For the first time in a long time I played a villain as such. I tried to create a villain with a slightly different feel. I really wanted to try [en un papel de villano] for the first time in five years.”
Jin Sun Kyu explains how he created this new villain: “In the first movie, there are many scenes where the main characters face off against the villain. The sequel is about collaborating to catch the villain Jang Myung Joon, who is involved in a different and bigger case. That’s why the past [de Jang Myung Joon] isn’t really captured, and that’s revealed in the script later on.”
Jin Sun Kyu revealed that he talked a lot with director Lee Seok Hoon about something Jang Myung Joon was missing, and the conclusion they came to was to revamp his look. “I thought a lot about the way he spoke and the way he looked. In the beginning, we had an elegant concept. But come to think of it, even if Hyun Bin and Daniel Henney are standing there, don’t they have style? We thought doing it artificially would be boring and less special, so I let my hair down.
In real life, Jin Sun Kyu is often praised for his looks and innocence, so he was asked how he manages to portray villains so well. “Transforming characters through acting is so much fun,” the actor replied. “From my youth I often heard: ‘You are kind, you are gentle.’ When I started acting, what I liked the most was that I could scream and cry, so I felt that I could release all kinds of emotions on stage through acting. The experience of making a mark as a hero on others was also exciting. If I release things that I’ve kept inside me by playing a villain, I feel relieved. This time, too, I felt like I was getting out what I had in me for five years.”
Regarding his chemistry with his co-stars, Jin Sun Kyu said, “In the movie, I only argued with Hyun Bin. I couldn’t see [Daniel] Henney for a long time and with YoonA, I could only stop by and say hi to her on set after my scenes were over. Lately we’ve bonded over the short period of doing promos and rocking the stage. It was nice because we like and respect each other. I really like the original members as well as the new face Henney, so we quickly started to feel like a family.”
Jin Sun Kyu then shared his plans for Chuseok, which is known as the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving. He explained: “I’m planning to watch Undercover 2 with my family. We will greet each other on stage and meet the audience. I hope those who read this article will also spend their Chuseok with “Confidential Assignment 2”. Many people are probably worried about the typhoon, but I hope it will be a vacation that they can spend comfortably and happily.
Next up for Jin Sun Kyu is the boxing movie ‘Count’ (literal title), the musical film ‘Season of You and Me’ (literal translation), and the TVING original drama ‘Random’ (literal translation).
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