Byung Hun Describes Filming “Mr. Temporary” And Expresses Gratitude For Yoon Kyun Sang, U-KISS’s Jun, And Geum Sae Rok
Byung Hun shared his thoughts on his acting career and latest drama.
On September 9, the actor participated in an interview after the end of “Mr. Temporary,” a drama about a mysterious death that occurs at an elite high school. He portrayed Ahn Byung Ho, a student from a low-income background who attended the school while balancing part-time jobs.
When asked about the conclusion of the drama, Byung Hun said, “It felt as if we were just hanging out on set since there were many people of a similar age. I still feel empty since I went to the set often.”
After revealing he was a fan of OCN’s series, he stated, “Since OCN handles a lot of heavy topics, I wanted to try it at least once. I worked hard to prepare for the audition.” He added, “Ahn Byung Ho Is a character who studies all night and works part-time. I felt that he would have no time to gain weight, so I paid a lot of attention to my weight.”
Ahn Byung Ho was exposed to a lot of violence and was a victim from the beginning to the middle of the drama. “It was for filming, but there were times when, mentally, I was shaken,” revealed Byung Hun. “I worried how painful it would be if it was real life. I wanted to relay the message to the viewers, so I talked to my friends a lot. I wanted to show it at the highest level. I wanted to make a strong impression about school violence to viewers and for them to take an interest.”
About working with Yoon Kyun Sang, U-KISS’s Jun, and Geum Sae Rok, he said, “Kyun Sang worked hard to give me emotions whenever I had an important, emotional scene. Jun was the same way. It was a set where I felt very grateful. I had the most scenes with Sae Rok, and I was able to film comfortably since she has such a considerate personality.”
“Mr. Temporary” went out with a bang, setting the record for OCN’s highest viewership ratings for a Wednesday-Thursday drama. The record was previously held by “The Guest” with 4.1 percent, but “Mr. Temporary” broke this with 4.8 percent ratings. “It felt strange and cool that the drama I participated in surpassed the viewership ratings for ‘The Guest,'” stated Byung Hun.
Byung Hun debuted as a member of boy group Teen Top in 2010 before pursuing acting in 2015. About prejudice against idol actors, he said, “It’s something I can’t help. I don’t know how long it’ll follow me, but I don’t really pay attention to it. I’m promoting with the thought of, ‘They’ll accept me someday.'” When asked about the difference between a singer and actor, he replied, “It’s the same how I pour my passion into both jobs. I don’t think there’s a big difference.”
He concluded, “I hope fans will be healthy until I return with a different project. I hope you eat delicious things during Chuseok, and thank you for always being with me.”
Watch the last episode of “Mr. Temporary” now!