Ji Chang Wook recently sat down for an interview and talked about his first leading role in the upcoming movie, “Fabricated City.” He seems to fly on the screen, perfecting both difficult action scenes and detailed emotional scenes. He excels in his wire action, hand-to-hand combat, and car chase scenes, so much that he is being compared to Matt Damon’s role as Jason Bourne.
When asked about his real personality, as his filmography is split between action movies and melodramas, Ji Chang Wook replied, “I’m more of a softer kind of guy. I’m quite shy and don’t talk a lot. When I was in school, I was a normal student who was quiet and studied hard. But I do like activities that require the use of my body, like working out. I think that’s why action movies suit me. It is a bit physically intensive though.”
Stating that he tries hard to have fun in all the productions he does, Ji Chang Wook said that doing so helps him from getting worn out even when he’s physically tired.
He added that to relieve his stress, he likes to ride his motorcycles. The actor said, “I have three, and I once rode one all the way to Pyeongchang. I went to Italy with my friends on a trip, and we explored Milan on motorcycles. Riding freely down the road makes me feel less stressed. Once winter passes, I’m hoping to set off on a motorcycle trip with my friends before I enlist.”
Finally, he concluded by talking about what his wishes are for 2017. Ji Chang Wook stated, “I just want to be healthy and happy. I want to continue my fun and exciting acting career. And of course, I hope ‘Fabricated City’ gets a lot of love.”
“Fabricated City” is set to premiere in South Korea on February 9.