“Superman Returns” Gives Reasons for Casting Uhm Tae Woong as Next Superman
Uhm Tae Woong was cast to be the next Superman in KBS2 “Superman Returns,” and many are curious as to why. Uhm Tae Woong is not the most eloquent speaker and had not shown any noticeable talent for variety TV shows in general. Through an interview, the PD of “Superman Returns” answered some important questions regarding the casting.
The PD of “Superman Returns” stated, “Song Il Gook asked during our first meeting, ‘You know I don’t have any talent regarding variety shows, right?’ My answer to him was, ‘I’m not expecting you to have any talent like that.’ ‘Superman Returns’ is different from other variety shows. Even if you are a great speaker or good in variety shows, in the end that will not determine whether you will do well in our show. I just want the dads to be genuine while filming. That creates the best content.”
He also added, “We will have to see how the scenes will turn out after editing, but the fact that Uhm Tae Woong is not an expert in variety shows was actually a good thing for us. We really didn’t consider whether he was eloquent or not during the casting.”
The PD also added that one of the reasons he cast Uhm Tae Woong was because he was not able to throw away Uhm Tae Woong’s past image as a bachelor. “It was hard to imagine Uhm Tae Woong as a father. When you have an actual child to take care of, you cannot afford to act inexperienced. So I wondered what kind of father Uhm Tae Woong was in real life,” he explained.
According to the VJ who filmed Uhm Tae Woong’s family, the daughter, Uhm Ji On, seemed like a positive and bright girl. She is about the same age as Lee Hwi Jae’s twins, but because she is of different gender, there would not be a significant overlap between the children.
Many people, the fans and producing staff alike, are looking forward to what kind of Superman Uhm Tae Woong will turn out to be.