Bae In Hyuk Shares Thoughts On Simultaneously Starring In “My Roommate Is A Gumiho” And “At A Distance Spring Is Green”
The actor played the popular college student Gye Sun Woo in “My Roommate Is a Gumiho,” which recently concluded on July 15, and he also played Nam Soo Hyun, a notoriously unfriendly loner who struggles to make ends meet in “At a Distance Spring is Green,” which came to an end on July 20. Due to the similar timing of the two projects, Bae In Hyuk appeared in a drama for four consecutive days out of the week.
In a recent interview with SPOTV News, he shared, “My parents liked it, but I was worried and anxious. I appeared for four days consecutively, and it wasn’t the same project but rather with different characters. I hoped that people wouldn’t be reminded of the other project while watching one project. That’s why I tried to differentiate the characters, and I think that worked out well, so it’s a relief.”
Bae In Hyuk explained that the two characters aren’t similar because of their backgrounds. He elaborated, “Soo Hyun was easier to understand. I think his sense of responsibility towards his family is similar to me.” On the other hand, the actor shared that he is completely unlike Gye Sun Woo. He added, “It was difficult to act out his self-centered and selfish side.” The actor commented that it was most satisfying to hear someone say, “Sun Woo was Soo Hyun? I didn’t know.” He also shared that his favorite comment about Sun Woo was, “Let’s not get fooled by his face and forget he’s trash.”
Bae In Hyuk shared that he felt lucky to meet such great people through the two projects. He elaborated, “In the case of ‘My Roommate Is a Gumiho,’ there were hyung (older male), nuna (older female), and senior actors who’ve worked in this field for much longer. It was uncomfortable and scary at first. However, they all treated me comfortably and took care of me, so I could approach them comfortably. I joined ‘At a Distance Spring is Green’ belatedly, so it was awkward, but I became really close with Kang Min Ah and Park Ji Hoon because a lot of our scenes overlapped. It feels like I’ve made really good friends.”
He continued, “I’m much lacking in experience compared to Kang Min Ah. She naturally listened to me talk about the scenes, and she helped me so that we could benefit from each other. Ji Hoon had such great energy. Receiving the energy I didn’t have created good synergy. When practicing scenes together, our conversations as men went well. We comfortably joked around each other like older brother and younger sibling, and we filmed enjoyably.”
Regarding “My Roommate Is a Gumiho,” Bae In Hyuk commented, “Hyeri helped me immensely. When my portrayal of emotions went too up or down, she used her trademark energy to control it without making me feel bad. I always said that I’m grateful and sorry. I could act comfortably thanks to her.”
Bae In Hyuk shared that although it was difficult to feel his growing popularity due to restrictions around COVID-19, there were still people who recognized him with his mask on. He shared, “My Instagram follower count grew a lot, and I’m really grateful when I see people sending direct messages.”
Bae In Hyuk also mentioned that he is working harder to make up for the experience he is lacking. He shared, “When seeing my projects, I hope people don’t think about my previous projects or other characters. I want to become an actor that melds into the current project I’m doing. I hope they see me as that character rather than as Bae In Hyuk.”
Earlier this month, Bae In Hyuk was confirmed to star in the upcoming SBS drama “Why Oh Soo Jae?” (literal title). Bae In Hyuk commented that he would be able to portray diverse sides with his new character, and he expressed his hopes to take on more genres in the future after building experience.
If you haven’t already, watch Bae In Hyuk in “At a Distance Spring is Green”:
Also catch him in “My Roommate Is a Gumiho” below!