Yeo Jin Goo Talks About Working With Shin Ha Kyun, Why He Chose To Star In “Beyond Evil,” And More
About his chemistry with his co-star, Shin Ha Kyun, he said, “In real life, he jokes around a lot and makes people laugh. He’s very cute. It’s not so much that he creates a bright atmosphere through his appearance, but if you just spend time with him, you can see both his cute and his cool sides. Because of his sense of humor, I had a lot of fun filming, and it was easy to talk with him about the drama.”
He went on, “He also gave me a lot of help in setting the tone for Han Joo Won [Yeo Jin Goo’s character in ‘Beyond Evil’]. There was never a second when he wasn’t Lee Dong Shik [Shin Ha Kyun’s character]. That helped get me immersed into my role as well. I’ve always wanted to work with him and I’m really happy I got the chance. I think it was also fun because our characters were in conflict in the drama, but each played a key role for the other. Next time I’d like to do a fun project with him where we can laugh while we film.”
Yeo Jin Goo also talked about his reasons for choosing such a dark project like “Beyond Evil.” He said, “Before ‘The Crowned Clown,’ I felt like I had gotten trapped in certain mannerisms. Before then, I’d gotten a lot of praise and interest, but I could feel that my acting was not the same as it was before. I wanted to keep getting praised, and I wanted to improve, but I didn’t know how I should act anymore.”
He continued, “When I watched myself act, I could no longer tell if it was good or not. It felt like I was boxing myself in and acting was getting more and more difficult. During ‘The Crowned Clown,’ the director and staff helped me a lot. In the past, even if I got a lot of help, I couldn’t make the role my own, but that time I was able to do it.
“In the past, I got a lot of help and advice from my seniors, but for that drama, I came in with my own questions and found my own answers while filming. I realized that I needed to have conviction. I tried that for the first time with ‘The Crowned Clown’ and developed it further with ‘Hotel Del Luna.’ And the thing that confirmed me in that conviction was ‘Beyond Evil.'”
Asked what he most wanted to do now that filming was over, the actor said, “I really want to travel. Of course, I’m reviewing future projects, and growing herbs at home, and thinking about learning piano and guitar again.”
Because of the filming schedule for “Beyond Evil,” he was not able to participate in the second season of “House on Wheels” and was replaced by Im Siwan. “I had a lot of regrets,” he said. “There was overlap with the drama, so I couldn’t go. It would have taken place right when ‘Beyond Evil’ was heading into its finale. I felt apologetic, but thankfully [Kim Hee Won and Sung Dong Il] understood.”
“Beyond Evil” ended on April 10. Check out the first episode below!