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Choi Si-won to star in Hong Kong action film 'Helios'

  • Published : May 22, 2015 - 17:35
  • Updated : May 22, 2015 - 17:35

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K-pop singer Choi Si-won (right) and Korean actor Ji Jin-hee at a Seoul press call for Hong Kong action film "Helios," Thursday. (OSEN)
K-pop singer Choi Si-won will play an agent in an upcoming Hong Kong action film "Helios," alongside a host of acclaimed stars.

Siwon, who is a member of K-pop group Super Junior, said that there were different responsibilities as a singer and as an actor at the Seoul press call, Thursday.

"Even if I make a mistake (as a singer) onstage, fans are quite forgiving since Super Junior has a friendly image," said Siwon. "As an actor, that aspect becomes 100 percent my responsibility ... so I'm more cautious.

"Helios" follows a chase after a Korean nuclear weapons theft by an allied team of Korean, Chinese and Hong Kong agents.

The film was shot in locations across Asia -- in Seoul, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Tokyo.

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K-pop singer Choi Si-won (right) at a Seoul press call for "Helios," Thursday. (OSEN)
Lead Korean actor Ji Jin-hee said that he and Siwon tried to be a positive influence on their foreign costars by working out everyday -- Ji saw his weight drop to 60 kg during filming.

"I ate nuts recommended by Ji Jin-hee, rather than spicy and salty food," said Siwon.

Directed by Sunny Luk and Longman Leung, "Helios" stars Hong Kong actors Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung and Shawn Yue. Wang Xueqi from China and Chang Chen from Taiwan also star in the film.

Siwon previously starred in the Hong Kong-Chinese war action film "A Battle of Wits" in 2006, the same year he debuted with 12-member band Super Junior.

"Helios" hits Korean cinemas on May 28.

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K-pop singer Choi Si-won (left) and Korean actor Ji Jin-hee. (OSEN)
By Yoon Sarah (sarah356@heraldcorp.com)