It takes more than just acting prowess to star in an action drama, and so Kim Bum and Yoon So Yi are training at a special academy for action stars for their new show “Hidden Identity.”

The two actors will be playing undercover detectives in the upcoming drama. Their characters pretend to be regular citizens but they’re really cops with the authority to use any means necessary to weed out criminal elements in society.

Kim Bum is playing the “human weapon” Cha Gun Woo, while Yoon So Yi takes on the role of Jang Min Joo, a multi-talented detective who is skilled at martial arts.

On April 17, network tvN released photos of the two of them training in stunt work and martial arts in order to prepare for the role.

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Kim Bum said, “I’m working hard to prepare at the action school in order to show a different side than I’ve shown previously, one that is appropriate for the character of the ‘human weapon’ Cha Gun Woo. I’m receiving special training from a martial arts instructor in everything from basic fitness to advanced action techniques.”

“The training is tough,” he adds, “but I’m excited because I think I’ll be able to show everyone a complete transformation this time around. I’m going to do my best, so please look forward to it.”

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When asked about her role on the show, Yoon So Yi said, “Personally I’m really happy to be playing the character of Jang Min Joo, who is skilled at psychological analysis and martial arts. I’ve been having fun learning various things like self-defense and kicking at the action school, and so I’ll be able to act with more realistic and advanced martial art skills.”

Actors Park Sung Woong and Lee Won Jong are also slated to appear in the upcoming crime thriller. The show will be broadcast this June on tvN.

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See also:

Kim Bum and Park Sung Woong to Transform into Undercover Police for “Hidden Identity”

Kim Bum to Make Drama Comeback with New tvN Crime Drama

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