Ji Sung On His Upcoming Movie And What Was Most Difficult About His Character
At a press conference for the upcoming film “Feng Shui” (working title), Ji Sung — starring in the film alongside Cho Seung Woo, Baek Yoon Shik, Kim Sung Kyun, Yoo Jae Myung, Moon Chae Won, and Lee Won Geun — talked about what made him to choose the movie.
He said, “One of the reasons I chose to do the movie was to learn. Looking at the film scenario, there was no reason for me not to do it, and in process of creating a great film alongside the participating actors, director, and staff, I wanted to learn and grow. I think it was the perfect situation for what I wanted. I learned so much. I’m going to work hard to show great acting in my next project.”
However, Ji Sung revealed that his performance in the film wasn’t quite to his satisfaction. He said, “Seeing the film, my heart grew heavy. Going beyond the entertainment factor of the movie, I was so moved by the great acting performances by my fellow actors. All I colud think of was how I’m still lacking.”
Ji Sung plays Heungseon Daewongun in the film, which he said, was emotionally difficult. “There are various interpretations of [the Daewongun’s] madness, but I wanted to portray someone who was relatable. The most difficult part of the character wasn’t the action or horse-riding, but thinking about what kind of person the Daewongun was.”
Ji Sung added, “Filming ‘Feng Shui’ during a difficult time for Koreans, I felt a lot of responsibility playing Heungseon Daewongun. In playing him, I wanted to allude to the current state of affairs.”
“Feng Shui” is a film about the genius feng shui expert Park Jae Sang (Cho Seung Woo), who can read the energy of the land to move the fates of humans, and the race to obtain grave sites that are propitious to those seeking kingdom. It premieres on September 19.