“Twenty Five, Twenty One” Star Choi Hyun Wook Is A Loyal Ally To A Bullied Park Ji Hoon In “Weak Hero”
wavve’s upcoming drama “Weak Hero” has shared a sneak peek of Choi Hyun Wook in character!
Based on the hit webtoon of the same name, “Weak Hero” is an action school drama starring Park Ji Hoon as Yeon Si Eun, a model student who excels at school, but is physically frail—making him an easy target for bullies who are jealous of his top grades. Though Yeon Si Eun appears weak on the outside, he eventually uses his brain to win his battles as he fights back against the violence that unfolds both inside and outside of school.
Choi Hyun Wook, who shot to fame in the hit drama “Twenty Five, Twenty One” earlier this year, will be playing the role of Ahn Su Ho, one of Yeon Si Eun’s classmate. The free-spirited Ahn Su Ho doesn’t care much about school life, and he only attends to keep his promise to his beloved grandmother that he’d graduate with perfect attendance—but when he sees the seemingly weak Yeon Si Eun strategically fighting back against his bullies, he begins to take an interest in the fellow student and eventually approaches him.
When describing his character, Choi Hyun Wook summed up Ahn Su Ho as a “loyal fighter” who isn’t afraid to take a stand against unwarranted violence. As for why he was drawn to the role, the actor shared, “It’s a drama that deals with a realistic conflict that seems like it could happen in real life, and I also wanted to take on the challenge of action scenes for the first time.”
In newly released stills from the upcoming drama, Choi Hyun Wook transforms into an action star to play the tough and nimble Ahn Su Ho—but he also shows off an unexpectedly cute side as he rests his head on a pink pillow in the classroom.
“Su Ho, whose only goal is to graduate without any problems, works part-time every single day,” explained the actor, “so he pretty much just sleeps the entire time he’s at school. In order to sleep more comfortably, he carries around a pillow. But I thought that Su Ho might be the kind of person who unexpectedly likes cute things, so I chose a pink bunny pillow.”
However, as free-spirited and cute as Ahn Su Ho can be, the loyal warrior is as intimidating as can be once it’s time for a fight.
wavve commented, “Choi Hyun Wook’s fellow actors describe him as an actor whose face looks different whenever he takes on a new role, and in keeping with that description, Choi Hyun Wook surprises viewers with a different kind of acting performance in every project. In ‘Weak Hero,’ he was the essence of the honest and bold Su Ho himself. Through his realistic and quick-witted portrayal, he made the character of Su Ho even more charming. In particular, he especially stood out in his action scenes. Maybe it’s because he used to be a baseball player, but there was a relaxed, nimble quality to his movements. You can safely look forward to his performance.”
“Weak Hero” will be released through wavve on November 18. In the meantime, check out a trailer for the drama here!
You can also watch Choi Hyun Wook in “Pop Out Boy!” with subtitles below: