Choi Jin Hyuk Talks About Playing An Unusual Kind Of Zombie In New Drama
“Zombie Detective” is a new thriller comedy about a zombie in his second year of resurrection who becomes a detective and desperately searches for the truth about his past. Choi Jin Hyuk will star as Kim Moo Young, the titular zombie detective, who struggles to adapt to his new life and coexisting with humans.
On why he wanted to join the drama, Choi Jin Hyuk said, “Rather than acting in ways that I can always do, I wanted to show viewers a new side of myself.”
Choi Jin Hyuk went on to describe his character. He said, “Because Kim Moo Young is a zombie who is pleasant and rather human, I think a lot of people will have fun watching the drama.”
He continued, “Kim Moo Young is not one-dimensional, and he’s a smart zombie who thinks of ways to live alongside humans. As opposed to other zombie characters, Kim Moo Young spends time with humans and experiences the diversity of human society. He also begins to understand them better after getting to feel a sense of affection.”
Choi Jin Hyuk shared that he’s similar to his character because they both carry responsibilities and have goofy sides to them, especially when Kim Moo Young tries to hide the fact that he’s a zombie. Choi Jin Hyuk added, “I paid a lot of attention to my looks in order to portray a handsome zombie who is cool, cute, and not very disgusting. Lately, I’ve been applying one face mask a day.”
“Zombie Detective” premieres on August 31 at 9:30 p.m. KST. Check out a poster for the drama here!
Watch Choi Jin Hyuk in his drama “Justice” below: