Actor Hyun Bin, a newlywed and now father-to-be, returns to the silver display once more in his recurring function as a North Korean detective in “Confidential Task 2: Worldwide,” a much-anticipated sequel of the 2017 movie “Confidential Task.”
The 2017 movie offered over 7.8 million tickets with its satisfactory combination of comedy, motion and camaraderie between the 2 stars Hyun Bin and Yoo Hai-jin, who portrayed Im Cheol-ryung, a police detective from North Korea’s particular investigation staff, and Kang Jin-tae, a police detective from South Korea.
Within the sequel, the cop duo pairs up once more to catch the chief of a North Korean crime cartel, Jang Myung-jun, portrayed by Jin Seon-kyu. This time, nevertheless, the pair is joined by Daniel Henny who portrays Jack, an FBI agent.
When deciding to return to the movie franchise, Hyun Bin thought doing the sequel would solely make sense if the movie might exceed expectations and what its predecessor supplied.
“If within the prior movie, Cheol-ryung was solely centered on avenging his spouse’s loss of life, I might undoubtedly see some character growth this time by way of his persona, dialogue — even the dimensions of motion sequences has been upgraded,” the actor stated at an internet press interview Thursday.
“By way of motion, in ‘Confidential Task’ I wished to focus on Cheol-ryung’s agility and his sharpness, however within the sequel, I additionally wished so as to add his highly effective blows and strikes.”
The romance between Cheol-ryung and Jin-tae’s sister-in-law, Min-young, portrayed by Lim Yoon-a, has been taken up a stage as effectively. Lim returned to the sequel as one other recurring function, comically expressing her love for the good-looking North Korean detective.
Although solely a one-sided crush in “Confidential Task,” Min-young finds herself in a dilemma when one other equally good-looking man, Jack, seems. Cheol-ryung immediately finds himself within the shadows when one other good-looking stranger enters the lives of Jin-tae’s household. The emotion he feels as Min-young’s consideration shifts over to Jack is, to his personal shock, jealousy.
The actor says it was enjoyable to painting a aspect of his character that he hasn’t been in a position showcase earlier than.
“I believe these are sides of Cheol-ryung from when he was again in North Korea,” Hyun Bin stated. “When he was together with his colleagues or his spouse. [In the first film] he couldn’t as a result of he was nonetheless mourning, however when his [jealousy] pops up at times unconsciously, I assumed it could possibly be comical.”
The movie ends by hinting at a 3rd movie, however the actor admitted that all of it relies on the ticket gross sales. The movie hits native theaters on Wednesday, forward of the Chuseok holidays that begin Friday.
“I’m unsure,” the actor stated fastidiously when requested about the potential for a 3rd movie. “The sequel could possibly be made due to the business success of the primary movie. So if the viewers likes the sequel as a lot as the primary, then I imagine there’s a risk for an additional movie, however the determination doesn’t lie with me.”
The actor says he received’t be taking over another North Korean roles in the interim.
“Though it might seem to be I’ve portrayed loads of North Koreans, I’ve solely accomplished it twice earlier than,” he stated. “However I suppose the idea is feasible as a result of the 2 roles have been imprinted strongly on the general public in ‘Confidential Task’ and the sequence ‘Crash Touchdown on You.’ I can let you know for positive that I received’t tackle another North Korean characters apart from this movie franchise, a minimum of in the interim.”
The actor’s profession stretches throughout a wide range of genres, movies and tv sequence. A few of his extra iconic roles embody “My Beautiful Samsoon” (2005) on MBC, “The Snow Queen” (2006-07), “Worlds Inside” (2008) on KBS2, “Secret Backyard” (2010-11) on SBS, and “Crash Touchdown on You” (2019-20) on tvN.
The actor’s filmography additionally can’t be full with out the love story of how he met his spouse, Son Ye-jin.
The actor met his now-wife on the set of 2018 movie “The Negotiation,” the place the pair paradoxically portrayed enemies — Son because the disaster negotiator Ha Chae-yoon and Hyun Bin because the ruthless arms vendor Min Tae-gu who kidnaps two Koreans and singles out Chae-yoon to barter their phrases.
The pair met once more within the hit Ok-drama “Crash Touchdown on You,” the place he portrayed an elite North Korean navy captain Ri Jeong-hyeok who falls in love with a South Korean chaebol heiress Yoon Se-ri, portrayed by Son, who crash-lands within the North Korean aspect of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) when she will get caught in a storm whereas paragliding.
The sequence, which can also be streaming in Netflix, grew to become the third highest-rated Korean tv sequence for cable community historical past and have become the worldwide talk-of-the-town because it topped in style charts worldwide, particularly in Asian areas. The sequence and the chemistry between Hyun Bin and Son was once more spotlighted in January 2021 when the 2 co-stars have been confirmed to have been courting since March 2020, roughly a month after the sequence completed airing on TV.
The couple bought married on March 31, 2022, and not too long ago introduced in June that they’re anticipating a child.
Though there could appear to be some benefits when having a partner in the identical career, the actor says that he’s cautious when discussing work together with his spouse.
“It’s as a result of we find out about one another’s work so effectively that we’re additionally sure to cross traces,” he stated. “If not cautious, what was supposed to be a considerate piece of recommendation might flip into meddling, so I are typically cautious when discussing work with Son. I do give my opinions when she asks for it, however I don’t actively voice my ideas [regarding her work]. For this movie, she hasn’t given any appearing recommendation — as a substitute, she’s been relaying individuals’s evaluations for screenings and is equally curious to see how the viewers responds to the movie.”
Hyun Bin (Kim Tae-pyeong)
Date of Start: Sept. 25, 1982
Zodiac signal: Libra
Birthplace: Songpa District, southern Seoul
Debut: July 2003 by way of KBS tv sequence “Bodyguard”
Company: Huge Leisure
Hyun Bin debuted in July 2003 by way of a minor function in KBS tv sequence “Bodyguard” and has quite a few iconic hits on the small display together with “My Beautiful Samsoon” (2005) on MBC, “The Snow Queen” (2006-07) and “Worlds Inside” (2008) on KBS2, “Secret Backyard” (2010-11) on SBS and “Crash Touchdown on You” (2019-20) on tvN. He grew to become romantically concerned together with his spouse Son Ye-jin whereas co-starring in “Crash Touchdown on You,” which set a document because the third highest-rated Korean tv sequence for cable community historical past and have become a world hit on Netflix.
This data was confirmed by Huge Leisure on Sept. 2, 2022.
BY LEE JAE-LIM [[email protected]]