Kim Woo-Bin expressed his emotions on his first day of filming after a long absence. He said, “It was a filming location for a movie called ‘Alien.’ Because I hadn’t been doing acting for long, the director assigned me the most comfortable scene to act in. The scene also happened to be one that required a lot of CG, so I was wearing full-body tights,” he continued.
“I greeted the staff and acted, and I was overcome with emotion. I could feel that I had really come back. I recall the atmosphere when I shot that scene. The filming location is a stage-like setting. Only my or the actors’ faces are visible on the screen, but I’m surrounded by 50 to 60 staff members on the location. I was overjoyed that the staff members were greeting my return.”
When asked to introduce his new drama, “Black Knight,” Kim Woo-Bin discussed his role as “5-8” in the drama. “5-8” is the name of a legendary delivery driver who plays a critical role in delivering necessary supplies in a world suffering from rapid desertification in 2071.
Kim Woo-Bin explained, “The delivery people are more than just parcel delivery drivers; they work in an environment that requires them to be extremely strong. It’s a job only strong people can do, and ‘5-8’ is the strongest of them all. The plot begins when he meets a boy named ‘April’ who wants to become a delivery driver.”
According to Kim Woo-Bin, the process of filming “Black Knight” is unlike other dramas in which he has previously appeared. He mentioned that one advantage of filming “Black Knight” is that he already knows what will happen to the character he’s playing.
“It’s not often that I’m given an entire script to film a drama. Scripts for the later episodes are usually given to me while I’m filming. I know the ending to some extent, but I don’t know everything, so I often couldn’t calculate all the characters when I filmed the previous episode. ‘Black Knight’ has the advantage of knowing the ending, calculating the character, and acting like a movie with a script,” he says.
When asked what he would tell himself in 20 years, he replied, “Well, 20 years later, I am going to be 54… I would say don’t worry about trivial matters and be happy,” he continued, “The most regrettable thing in my life is the time I spent worrying and worrying about useless things. I’m not going to do that now. Let me not be concerned with what has not happened in advance. This is something I keep reminding myself.”