Throwback Thursday: Ji Sung’s Multiple Personalities
Ji Sung is tackling the difficult task of portraying seven distinctly different characters in his newest drama, “Kill Me Heal Me,” which involves being Cha Do Hyun, a third generation chaebol who has dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder). The six other identities include Shin Se Gi, Mystery X, Nana, Yosub, Yona, and Perry Park. His characters include but are not limited to: a homme fatale, a cute child, a man interested in torture, and many more quirky identities. Let’s revisit his past roles to see whether or not Ji Sung will be able to pull off seven unique characters.
The closest the actor has come to playing multiple personalities before was his acting in “Save the Last Dance for Me” (2004), where he played an amnesiac who falls in love with Eugene (only to fall in love with Lee Bo Young, who is also in this drama, in real life *squeal*). Before and after his bout of amnesia he was a cold chaebol type, and during his amnesia he was a warm and loving man. Maybe five more personalities won’t be too much of a stretch? We need to investigate further…
Our leading man also has experience in depicting characters with disorders; his adorably immature character in “Protect the Boss” (2011) suffered from a panic disorder. Speaking of that drama, he was able to show off his comedic chops and playful side alongside Choi Kang Hee and Kim Jaejoong. This will definitely come in handy when he is playing his more lighthearted characters in his current drama.
As endearing as he was in that romantic comedy, Ji Sung was even cuter as a child. In one of the pictures below, you can see Ji Sung dressed up as a girl in a dress. This might be useful when he acts as Nana and Yona.
The talented actor is definitely no stranger to playing rich, chaebol characters, as he has done so in “All In” (2003), “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Protect the Boss,” and a few more. But then again chaebols are everywhere in dramaland.
Ji Sung has portrayed darker characters in the past, like his extended cameo in the dark action film “Fate” (2008) which featured Song Seung Hun, Kwon Sang Woo, and Kim In Kwon, where he was the right-hand man of the mob boss.
The multifaceted actor has proven his hot bad boy image in “Secret” (2013) and revealed his sexy side in the movie “Whatcha Wearin’?” (2012). Being a homme fatale should be a piece of cake for this hottie.
Great range can be seen through his acting as a surgeon in “New Heart” (2007), a legendary king in “Kim Soo Ro” (2010), and a revenge seeking lawyer in “Royal Family” (2011). Whatever he wears, he’s always attractive.
So it looks like our star has tons of experience playing a variety of characters, and some characters could be similar to the multiple ones he is currently acting as. He has done them well individually, but can he combine seven different parts into one seamlessly? My bet is that he will do a great job, what do you think? Watch with me to find out!