Ji Sung Shares What Drew Him To His Titular Character In Upcoming Drama “The Devil Judge”
“The Devil Judge” takes place in an alternate-universe dystopian Korea where the entire nation participates in a live broadcast courtroom show. Ji Sung stars as the titular “devil judge,” Kang Yo Han. Is he a hero of the people in chaotic times or is he a devil who wears the mask of the law?
Thinking back to when he first encountered the project, Ji Sung mentioned the key word of “justice” linked to the drama. He shared, “I wanted to look back on the justice of this present age through ‘The Devil Judge.'”
On the drama’s charm, Ji Sung explained that “The Devil Judge” has fantasy elements like in “Batman,” adding that he’s very into the dystopian world created by the drama. The actor elaborated that he was drawn to Kang Yo Han because he’s an unrealistic character as a “devil judge” who disposes of evil. Ji Sung commented, “I wanted to know more about Yo Han’s life in detail, and I’m curious about the pain in his life that was given to him.”
Kang Yo Han is a figure who walks a secretive path along the border of good and evil in the dystopian world. Ji Sung showcased his passion for studying his character, revealing, “I wanted to find and express a new side of me that even I didn’t know about by acting in a way I’ve never tried before.”
He continued, “There are so many points to look out for in ‘The Devil Judge,’ so it’s difficult to say just one thing. It’s a drama with a variety of fun and meaningful elements, so please tune in steadily from the first episode.” Finally, Ji Sung shared, “Exploring acting gives me joy. I want to show a new side of me with this project.”
“The Devil Judge” premieres on July 3 at 9 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki. While you wait, watch a preview here!
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