Lee Soo-Hyuk left a lasting impression with his portrayal of the Grim Reaper Park Joong-Gil in the Netflix series “Tomorrow.” The following is an interview with Lee Soo-hyuk about his drama, which was released on May 22 by his agency.
Q. How do you feel now that you’ve finished filming the drama “Tomorrow”?
Lee Soo-Hyuk: The director, writer, actors, and crew all contributed to a successful conclusion, and I am grateful for their efforts. Because “Tomorrow” was a drama with multiple messages for the audience, it made me think a lot while filming until the very end.
Q. Many people believe that you and Park Joong-Gil from the original story have a strikingly similar look. What are your thoughts on it?
Because the original work was so well received, I worked hard to make it work well in the drama. I was nervous about what the audience would think of me while the drama aired. I am grateful for the positive feedback I received from so many people.
Q. You were fantastic as the Grim Reaper. Do you want to take on another character in the future?
This time, I played the Grim Reaper, so I think it would be better to play a more realistic character next time to show audiences a more diverse charm. If given the opportunity, I’d like to show a different side of myself to drama fans in any role.
Q. Park Joong-Gil had a cold-blooded personality, but he also had a warm side to him. What did you concentrate on while acting?
I wanted to create tension or impact when Joong-Gil appeared because he was a man of principle. Furthermore, I thought it was important to keep the audience interested in him because we had to deliver his stories in stages.
Q. How was the set atmosphere?
My character in the drama was at odds with the crisis management team, but in reality, we worked well together. We were able to talk a lot on the spot and create each scene well together because Hee-Sun, in particular, was so good at setting the bright atmosphere. The director and staff were all comfortable.
Q. Finally, do you have anything else to say to the audience?
I recall thinking a lot about how to tell a potentially heavy story. Thank you so much to everyone who watched “Tomorrow” and provided us with such positive feedback. Everyone, please stay healthy. I’ll see you again in a different role next time.