Sung Hoon Talks About Paying Back Debt And Growing As An Actor

Sung Hoon discussed his life and career on SBS’s “Night of Real Entertainment.”

On the June 18 broadcast, the entertainment news program visited Sung Hoon on the set of a pictorial.

During the interview, the reporter asked Sung Hoon about his rising popularity. The actor replied, “There are many more days where I’m working than resting, so I think I’ve become really mentally productive.” He joked, “As for the materialistic aspect, I haven’t been paid yet. But I’m not regretful because I’m not working because of money.”

Sung Hoon is currently a cast member on MBC’s “I Live Alone” and has become well-known for his huge appetite and athleticism. He was a competitive swimmer since elementary school but quit when he was 28 years old due to many injuries. While searching for what he was good at after giving up swimming, he began to pursue acting.

He debuted in the 2011 SBS drama “New Tales of Gisaeng” as the lead Ah Da Mo three months after learning how to act. The drama achieved high viewership ratings with its unique topic. Sung Hoon, however, dealt with a long hiatus after this drama.

The actor explained, “After I began acting, I accrued a lot of debt, but I couldn’t give up. I thought, ‘Here goes nothing’ and continued racking up debt.” When asked about his current debt situation, Sung Hoon replied, “I recently [paid back] most of it.”

Sung Hoon has been enjoying popularity overseas and has held fan meetings abroad in cities like Taiwan and Abu Dhabi.

Sung Hoon will appear in the upcoming MBN drama “Level Up,” which premieres on July 10 at 11 p.m. KST, and will be available on Viki! Check out the trailer below:

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