‘Our Beloved Summer’ Choi Woo-shik says his first romance began with pressure

연합뉴스 / 2022-01-27 11:19:22
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▲ This photo, provided by Management Soop, shows actor Choi Woo-shik. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


▲ This photo, provided by Management Soop, shows actor Choi Woo-shik. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)



SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) -- Choi Ung, the male character with a pure and delicate image, resembles actor Choi Woo-shik (32) in the SBS drama “Our Beloved Summer,” which recently ended. His childlike bright face is full of playfulness, but there is gravity in his calm tone.

“The scriptwriter wrote the script after watching the entertainment show 'Sumer Vacation' which I starred in, so the lifestyle and personality of Choi Ung resemble me. The synchronization rate is about 60~70%,” said Choi in an online interview with Yonhap News Agency, on Jan. 24.

“Our Beloved Summer” depicts the story of Choi Ung (Choi Woo-shik) and Kook Yeon-su (KIm Da-mi), who reunites after breaking up in high school.

Choi, who said it was his first romance, confessed, "It was a work that started with a lot of pressure."

▲ This photo, provided by SBS, shows the drama "Our Beloved Summer."  (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

“It was comfortable because Kim is a close friend of mine. However, I was embarrassed with the physical touch and expressing emotions. It would have been difficult if I didn’t get into the character, but I did, and Da-mi started to look like Yeon-su,” expressed Choi.

“Viewers would easily relate in the drama as the characters stand out more than the actors,” explained Choi.

With the recent series, more fans have fallen into Choi’s charm. The number of social media followers nearly doubled from 2.5 million before the drama was aired. He said he was grateful for this interest and happy, but on the other hand, made him think.

“If I’m criticized for being bad at acting, I can show better acting with dogged determination, but if I’m complimented I feel more burdened about what to do next. I don’t know how to completely reduce the pressure. I’m looking for my way,” explained Choi.

Choi, who debuted with the 2011 drama “The Duo,” is already in his eleventh year in acting. The actor gained recognition after starring in the movie “Train to Busan” (2016) and “Parasite” (2019).

After the filming of this drama, he said he was focusing on "bulk-up" (building up muscles), and he gained 2kg after starting exercising. He also confessed that he wanted to expand his image spectrum as an actor and create a reliable image.

Choi said, “I’m confident to work harder than ever if I meet a great work,” adding, “I just feel like this is just the beginning.”





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