Song Il Gook Explains Why He Took the Role of a Psychopath in Upcoming Film “Tattoo”


Actor Song Il Gook will soon be making his return to the big screen with the film “Tattoo,” playing the role of a psychopathic serial killer. This departure from his usual roles has been turning heads, and many fans are looking forward to seeing what promises to be a thrilling performance from the talented star.

“Tattoo” tells the story of a tattoo artist named Soo Na (played by Yoon Joo Hee), who suffered from an unspeakable act when she was younger. By chance, she encounters the man who committed that act, Ji Soon (played by Song Il Gook), when he becomes one of her customers, giving her the chance to get her revenge.

On December 1, Song Il Gook attended a preview and press conference for the film, along with the director Lee Seo and his co-stars Yoon Joo Hee and Seo Young.

Song Il Gook’s casting in the role of a psychopathic murderer has caused a bit of a stir, as many people have become used to seeing the star as the loving, kind father of his triplets on “The Return of Superman” and as the hero in dramas such as “Jumong.”

Director Lee Seo takes the chance to explain his casting decision at the press conference. “If someone completely unexpected commits a cruel act, the act appears even more inhumane,” he explains. “Song Il Gook has a very gentle image, and I cast him because I’ve always thought that if someone like him plays such a role, they seem even more cruel.”

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Song Il Gook says, “I chose the role because I wanted to try playing a new character.” He adds, “You might think that I worried a lot and thought about this role in relation to my previous image from dramas and variety shows. But I took the role without worrying about it at all.”

He continues, “This film gave me the time to express some intrinsic parts of myself,” and states, “I chose the film because it allows me to show a different performance than in my previous works.”

At the end of the press conference, Song Il Gook smiles shyly and jokes, “It’s not a crime for an actor to make a transformation.”

“Tattoo” is slated to hit theaters on December 10.

Are you excited to see Song Il Gook in “Tattoo”?

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