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Kim Woo-bin discusses future as actor

By Kim Min-jin

  • Published : Dec 19, 2014 - 18:48
  • Updated : Dec 19, 2014 - 18:48

Kim Woo-bin (Sidus HQ)
Rising hallyu star Kim Woo-bin talked about his future plans in an interview with a local news outlet Thursday.

“I am fully aware that I don’t have a ‘pretty boy’ face like other popular male actors. But I have thought that I should pursue my acting career differently. I became an actor because I enjoy ‘acting’ itself and I’m planning to continue with what I have,” the actor was quoted as saying.

Kim also shared his hopes for playing the lead role in melodramas. So far, the actor’s past major works including the KBS2 drama “Friends 2013” and the film “Friend-The Great Legacy” involved “bromance” -- friendship between two male leads -- rather than romance.

(Sidus HQ)
“It’s not like I fancy costarring with men over women. I just have not had the opportunity to participate as a male lead in melodramas. I would like to take part in a passionate romance drama one day,” he said.

The 25-year-old also revealed that actor Cha Seung-won is his role model.

“I first met Cha three years ago at fashion week. At that time, I was only a rookie actor, so it wasn’t easy for me to approach him. But, at one point, he recognized me when I said hello. Since then, we have become closer. I sometimes share my concerns or problems with him,” he said.

(Sidus HQ)
“I believe that Cha is someone who succeeded in both his modeling and acting careers. When I talk to him, I think that I want to be like him. I also hope my career path can guide younger generations who want to become model-actors,” he added.

The actor recently finished filming tech-based action film “Criminal Designer.” In the movie, he played a role of gifted safecracker and leader of the tech-savvy criminal gang.

(Lotte Entertainment)
The movie portrays a story of the group’s attempt to steal 150 billion won ($140 million) from Incheon Customs Agency in 40 minutes. Kim and two other actors Lee Hyun-woo and Go Chang-suk play the lead roles.

The movie is to hit theaters nationwide on Christmas Eve.
By Kim Min-jin (minjin103@heraldcorp.com)