South Korean actor Jung Sung-il spoke about how his role in the popular Korean Netflix series “Glory” opened up new opportunities for him.
In “Glory,” Jung plays Ha Do-yeon, the husband of former school bully Park Young-jin (Lim Ji-yeon), who finds himself involved in the elaborate revenge plan of protagonist Moon Dong-eun. In a new interview with Dazed Korea, the 43-year-old actor said that he is “grateful” for this role.
“I get offers for more diverse scripts and roles than before, and as an actor it’s important that my range of choices has expanded,” he said of his life after the success of “Fame” translated by Soompi.
Jung went on to discuss how he makes decisions about projects, sharing his tendency to weigh general scenarios over individual roles. “The role is also important, but when the script is funny, I’m drawn to it a little more,” he said.
“As for the characters, even if they have similar personalities, each of them faces different situations, so depending on the interpretation, new directions may be presented.”
However, the actor also revealed that his role of Ha Do Yeon was especially special because of his influence on the series’ storylines and audience. “I think the role of this character in this project is very important,” Jung said.
“For example, there are characters who have incredibly clear roles in the story, and characters who just flow, even if they hold important positions. In dramas, I like characters who have a clear idea of what they should do,” he explained.
Meanwhile, fellow “Glory” star Lim Ji-yeon also recently talked about her role as Park Yong-jin in an interview with The Korea Times, where she shared that she “always wanted” to take on the role of the antagonist.