In a recent interview with news outlet Herald POP, the veteran actor discussed his upcoming KBS 2TV drama “Suits,” a remake of the American legal drama series of the same name.
Jang Dong Gun shared that although he had enjoyed the original version of the show, he did not want to follow it too closely in terms of his acting.
“I hadn’t seen the original American drama before I decided to appear [in the Korean remake], but I watched the American drama after I made my decision,” he said. “I found it really entertaining and enjoyable. I stopped watching after the sixth episode of the first season because I was afraid that I might want to imitate it if I kept watching.”
Jang Dong Gun went on to speak highly of his co-star Park Hyung Sik, raving, “He’s really great. Even though there’s an age gap between us, we interact comfortably without constraint. Because there are a lot of scenes in which we bicker with one another, we quickly became close after filming a few scenes together.”
He continued, “[Park Hyung Sik] is much more charming in person. His looks and proportions are great, and he also has a manly charm. He’s great at acting as well. He turned out to have a lot of strengths.”
“Suits” will air its first episode on April 25 at 10 p.m. KST.
In the meantime, watch the previews for the drama here!