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Cho Jin-woong ‘depressed’ after acting in ‘Signal’

  • Published : Dec 2, 2016 - 17:38
  • Updated : Dec 2, 2016 - 17:38

Veteran actor Cho Jin-woong said in an interview with local media that he felt a sens of depression after acting in tvN’s crime series “Signal,” which earned him fame.

“I suffered terrible aftereffects,” Cho said in an interview with Sports Chosun. “The storyline gives viewers a gloomy and saddening atmosphere, which made me choose a bright character as the next role.”

During the interview, Cho, 40, shared a story about a bereaved family member of a victim of crime, who sent a text message of gratitude to the entire staff of “Signal.”

“Everyone at the scene cried out loud,” he said. “I had to act with grave responsibility, in order not to ignore the message.

“Signal,” he hoped, was the most remarkable series of his acting career, considering the range of emotions he experienced.

Cho added he could overcome the depression by acting in “Entourage Korea,” where he acts manager of TV celebrity Kim Eun-gab, a role he described as “bright” character.

“I don’t have to shed blood anymore,” he said. “Fellow actors are delightful. I was eager to act in ‘Entourage Korea’ when I was offered the role. I just wanted to enjoy the filming.”

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)