Jang Hyuk Talks About What He Hopes To Portray Through Boxing In “Bad Papa”

Jang Hyuk described the motive behind the boxing and action scenes in MBC’s “Bad Papa.”

“Bad Papa” tells the story of a man who turns into a bad person in order to become a good dad. It’s a drama about the intense emotions and struggles of the breadwinner of a family.

On September 5, Jang Hyuk and producing director Jin Chang Kyua attended a workshop for their upcoming drama at Broadcast Worldwide 2018 held at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul.

In the drama, Jang Hyuk portrays a man named Yoo Ji Chul who once used to be the best boxer before losing everything after a mysterious defeat.

Jang Hyuk said, “Many people think that I just did Jeet Kune Do for a long time, but I actually did Jeet Kune Do for 10 years and boxed for 10 years before that. So I wanted to do a boxing action [drama] at some point.”

He continued, “It’s not just about showing boxing action. I wanted to show the emotions that the athletes felt while training together and the reason why they box. Instead of concentrating on the boxing rules or action, I wanted to show why these people endure this inside of the ring and why they bear this extreme pain to the point where they can’t breathe. The ‘enduring man’ is the action point this time.”

He added, “I tried to put the things that I felt during those 10 years into the drama.”

“Bad Papa” is directed by Jin Chang Kyu who previously co-produced “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People” and “Two Cops.” Other cast members include Son Yeo Eun, Shin Eun Soo, Ha Joon, Kim Jaekyung, and Lee David.

“Bad Papa” will premiere on October 1 at 10 p.m. KST.

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