“Ryu Kyung-soo is an actor who is good at designing his role and does not hesitate to express himself.”
Director Yeon Sang-ho, who recently released his new film ‘Jeong-i’, praised actor Ryu Kyung-soo for playing the role of Sang-hoon, the director of the research institute. As director Yeon said, Ryu Kyung-soo flew around as if he had met water without pressure even among the two very old, the late Kang Su-yeon and Kim Hyeon-joo.
‘Jung Yi’, released on the 20th, is a science fiction film about people trying to develop the best fighting AI by cloning the brain of the legendary mercenary ‘Jung Yi’ in order to bring the war that happened in a shelter and it moved to an end. away from the earth ravaged by climate change. . Ryu Kyung-soo played the role of ‘Sang-hoon’, the head of the research institute.
Immediately after the release of ‘Jungi’, the reaction was mixed. It came first in Netflix’s Top 10 Movies Worldwide (non-English) category and emerged as a hot topic, but criticism also came for the familiar setting and Shinpa code. Nevertheless, there was no disagreement about the performances of the actors, especially the expressive power of Ryu Kyung-soo.
Seeing how sincere he was towards ‘Jeongi’ and the preparation process he has prepared so far, you automatically nod your head while listening to him. His passion for renting a rehearsal room and practicing separately and diligently seeking advice attracted praise from the director and the senior actors and excited the hearts of the viewers.
◆ ‘Hell’ → ‘Jeongi’ → ‘Seonsan’… This is enough for ‘Yeon Sang-ho’s muse’
This is the second time Ryu Kyung-soo has appeared in director Yeon Sang-ho’s work, following the Netflix series ‘Hell’, released in 2021. He was also cast in ‘Sunsan’, in which director Yeon Sang-ho took part as a writer, and managed to collaborate for the third time in a row. At this level, it’s fair to call her ‘director Yeon Sang-ho’s muse’.
Ryu Kyung-soo, who played the role of the priest of the Saejinrihoe in ‘Hell’, had a heavier burden on his shoulders. In the multi-person drama ‘Hell’, he appeared seriously in the second half, while in ‘Jung Yi’, his role grew as one of the three main characters, and he had to change the tone of the character as a person. with a secret.
In a recent interview, Ryu Kyung-soo said, “It’s a work that requires a lot of production costs, and older people appear, so I wondered if it was right for me to do this.” However, in order to prepare more perfectly as far as I was concerned, I rented a practice room, took an acting school, and created a ‘Sanghun’.
It seems that he started filming after completing a detailed character analysis that director Yeon praised. ‘Sanghun’ he played is a very difficult character to express. Sang-hoon, who only thought he was a person obsessed with developing combat mercenaries, discovered that the chairman was a robot that cloned himself.
Until the secret is revealed, Mr. Ryu Gyeong-soo portrays Sang-hoon as a heterogeneous person to the extent that he is somewhat exaggerated. If you felt uncomfortable watching it, then his intention was right. The moment the hidden narrative of the character is revealed, the reversal that viewers will feel will be ready to come closer.
I also added an idea to the scene where Sang-hoon’s hidden secret is revealed. The moment Sang-hoon stopped momentarily, revealing that he was a robot, he stopped with a smile on his face. This scene was completed with the thought that it would look more ironic if I stopped with a smile on my face in the middle of serious conversations.
◆ A younger actress who the late Suyeon Kang praised as “too charming”
‘Jeongi’ is also the posthumous work of the late Suyeon Kang. It was confirmed that the deceased, who was called the ‘original world star’, would return to the screen after a long time as ‘Jungi’, and Kim Hyun-joo, who was cast together, was also a great senior to Ryu Kyung-soo. . However, the amazing thing is that he did his part by showing his unwavering presence.
In the filming set, Ryu Kyung-soo monopolized the love of the late Kang Soo-yeon and Kim Hyun-joo and was called a cutie. You cannot create a good atmosphere on set by working hard on one side. It was possible because there are older people who warmly care for younger children and younger ones who respect and follow older people and work more actively.
The late Kang Soo-yeon is said to be particularly fond of Ryu Kyung-soo. It’s also true that Ryu Kyung-soo brought snacks and distributed them, and after the first filming, he immediately ran to the late Kang Soo-yeon to get feedback on how he was doing, showing the younger kids that couldn’t help but admire them both on and off camera.
The late Kang Soo-yeon is said to have praised Ryu Kyung-soo as “too charming” after the first filming. Looking back at the scene at the time, Ryu Kyung-soo admitted, “I think I was encouraged by my senior’s words. To be honest, I said thank you very much several times, but it’s a shame that I can do it. It is now.”
At the end of ‘Jeongi’, there is a scene where Sang-hoon (played by Ryu Kyung-soo) and Seo-hyeon (played by Kang Su-yeon) fight on the train. For this one action scene, Ryu Kyung-soo received training at an acting school for a month. Through this, the end scene, which can be called the climax of ‘Jeongi’, was completed with more excitement.
His passionate nature can also be seen through stories from his childhood. Ryu Kyung-soo said he recklessly went to a film studio because he wanted to pursue acting when he was 15 years old. The boy who knocked on the door of a movie theater with a yellow envelope with his profile picture on it grew up and became an actor who changes his face in every movie.
◆ If you know it, it’s inconsistent + detailed… Expect colorful acting variations
He appeared for the first time in 2007 and appeared in many films and plays, but in recent works he appeared as a strong and crazy villain, most of which made a clear impression on the public. Choi Seung-kwon, former gangster-turned-danbam hall worker in ‘Itaewon Class,’ was like that, and Saejinrihoe Priest Yuji in ‘Hell’ was like that.
In fact, if you meet him, you may think that he is difficult to approach at first because of his impenetrable eyes and cold-toned white face. However, on the other hand, the subtle charm that comes from his atmosphere is a strength that allows him to take on an original character.
Of course, the inconsistent aspects that contradict the chic first impression add to the charm of the reversal. For example, in an interview with ‘Jungi’, when asked about the direction of his activities and how he collaborated with the agency, he said, “I share the same brain as the people in my agency,” and he replied with a comparison to ‘Jungi’, making people laugh.
At the end of the interview, I was surprised by the precision of asking for affection for the work by giving a handwritten letter. Mr. Ryu Kyung-soo, “I want to show more diverse sides of myself in the future,” and the more I look at it, the more I think we’ll be able to see more variations of his acting with more sides colorful
Mr. Ryu Kyung-soo has already confirmed his next work and even the next one, and it shows the trend. Following ‘Jeongi’, he met viewers with ‘The Tale of a Nine Tailed Fox’ this year, and was also cast in the Netflix series ‘Sunsan’, starting his third work with director Yeon Sang-ho.
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