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Jo Hyun Jae, “two faces like a knife” acting transformation

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Still photos of Jo Hyun Jae as Han Do Jun in SBS drama “Yongpal” were released today by various Korean entertainment media outlets.
The still photos show Han Do Jun dressed smartly in a black and white suit. The photos were taken from a night party scene which was filmed on July 17, 2015, JHJ’s first filming day for the drama.
Below is my rough English interpretation of Han Do Jun’s promotional article from Naver. Since I just used Google Translate for this translation, please feel free to correct any mistakes I may have made.
Article Title: Jo Hyun Jae, first day filming for “Yongpal”, “two faces like a knife” acting transformation
In “Yongpal” Jo Hyun Jae plays Han Do Jun, the half-brother of Han Yeo Jin (played by Kim Tae Hee). He will wrest control of the company from Yeo Jin by ignoring their father’s last will and by ensuring that Yeo Jin will not awaken from her coma. Jo Hyun Jae’s acting (transformation) as a wicked half-brother is expected to unfold. Jo Hyun Jae’s gentle image, from which he has received much love (in past projects), will be taken off as he sets out to challenge (himself) in his first villain role.
On the 17th, Jo Hyun Jae filmed his first scene for “Yongpal”, he projected the tender image of a gentleman in front of the camera, which heightened the anticipation for his acting transformation. During that day’s filming, together with Han Yeo Jin at a party for the elite, Jo Hyun Jae’s clean-cut suit-clad figure attracted a lot of attention. In one of the photos released (see photo up top), Jo Hyun Jae’s face is split in two by shades of light, with the right side bathed in light, while the left side is in shadows, just like the cold blades of a knife. The depiction can be a presentiment of the dark charisma of the two faces of Hanshin Group Chairman Han Do Jun. Though filming began late at night and lasted until morning of the next day Jo Hyun Jae was still in great form.
A production official said, “Han Do Jun is filled with greed that is why he could put his half-sister into a deep sleep, even to the point of seeking her death. He is “Yongpal” best villain.” The production official further explained, “It is noteworthy that with this role Jo Hyun Jae will be betraying his good and gentle image. It is for this reason that it will be interesting to watch Jo Hyun Jae as Han Do Jun.”
SBS drama “Yongpal” will begin its broadcast on August 5 after the drama “Mask”.
조현재, ‘용팔이’ 첫 촬영 연기 변신…칼같은 두얼굴 배우 조현재가 SBS 새 수목드라마 ‘용팔이'(극본 장혁린 연출 오진석)에서 연기 변신에 나선다.
조현재는 ‘용팔이’에서 그룹을 가로채기 위해 아버지의 유언을 무시하고 이복동생 여진(김태희)을 계속해서 깊은 잠에 빠뜨리는 한도준 역을 맡아 악인 연기를 펼칠 예정. 선한 마스크와 더불어 젠틀한 모습으로 사랑받았던 기존 이미지를 벗고 첫 악역 도전에 나선다.
지난 17일 진행된 ‘용팔이’ 첫 촬영에서 조현재는 젠틀한 신사의 이미지가 물씬 풍기는 모습으로 카메라 앞에 나서 향후 그의 변신에 대한 기대감을 더욱 고조시켰다. 이날 촬영은 도준이 여진과 함께 상류층 자제들이 모인 파티에 함께 참석한 모습을 담은 것으로 말쑥한 슈트 차림의 조현재의 모습이 눈길을 끌었다.
귀티 흐르는 외모에서 자상함이 묻어나지만 조명에 의해 음영이 좌우로 나뉜 얼굴에선 언제 그랬냐는 듯 칼 같은 냉혈함 또한 풍겨 나와 두 얼굴의 기업 회장 한도준의 블랙 카리스마를 예감케 한다. 늦은 밤 시작해 새벽이 돼서야 촬영이 마무리 됐지만 조현재는 최상의 컨디션으로 첫 촬영을 호연으로 장식했다.
촬영관계자는 “한도준 역은 탐욕을 채우기 위해 이복동생을 깊은 잠에 빠뜨리는 것은 물론 생명까지 노리는 ‘용팔이’ 최고의 악역”이라며 “조현재를 주목할 것은 그가 지닌 선하고 부드러운 이미지를 배신하는 역할 때문이다. 그런 이유 때문에 조현재가 연기하는 한도준 역을 보는 재미가 더 클 것”이라고 설명했다.
한편 ‘용팔이’는 장소불문, 환자불문 고액의 돈만 준다면 조폭도 마다하지 않는 실력 최고의 돌팔이 외과의사 ‘용팔이’가 병원에 잠들어 있는 재벌 상속녀 잠자는 숲속의 마녀를 만나며 벌어지는 이야기를 그리는 스펙터클 멜로드라마.
오는 8월 5일 SBS 수목드라마 ‘가면’ 후속으로 방송된다.

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Article link: Naver


Credit: Photos from HB Entertainment. Thanks!

4 thoughts on “Jo Hyun Jae, “two faces like a knife” acting transformation

  1. Looks like the the current drama “Mask” will have the same problem with money this new drama “Yongpal”

  2. actually.. I really hope that Jo Hyun Jae have a chance to be in the same drama with Soo Ae..which her drama “Mask” now is aired. Remembering and the nostalgic of “love Letter”.. 🙂

    • Yes, I saw it too. But I can’t post it now as I am in a hurry… meeting to begin in a few minutes… Will try to post it later.

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