Choi Woo Shik gained international recognition through his breakthrough role as Kim Ki Woo, a.k.a Kevin in the award-winning movie "Parasite." Since then, he starred in numerous dramas and graced a ton of magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan Korea's latest cover.
During his interview, the "Ho-Gu's Love" actor gets candid about his future plans and experiences in the entertainment industry.
Choi Woo Shik on How He Deals with Pressure
Growing up in Canada, then 21-year-old Choi Woo Shik chose to return to Korea to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor.
Luckily, he landed his acting debut in the 2011 period drama "The Duo," followed by supporting roles in the action series "Special Affairs Team TEN" and movies "Flu" and "Secretly, Greatly."
Three years later, he managed to bag his first lead role in 2014 coming of age film "Set Me Free," where he played the role of Young-Jae.
Now that he is starting to make a name for himself both locally and internationally, "The Divine Fury" star spoke about the pressure to score another notable role after joining the cast of the critically acclaimed film, directed by Bong Joon Ho.
"It would be a lie to say that I don't feel pressured. It was such a good experience, and wouldn't the actors and staff all hope to find a project to go beyond that?" He shared.
Instead, he uses this on a positive note and says that he overcomes this by "enjoying the process and working with joy."
Moreover, the "Time to Hunt" showed how passionate he is about his craft.
During the conversation with Cosmopolitan, Choi Woo Shik revealed that he utilizes his past experiences to bring out his character in the "most natural way."
"I used to pull from the happiness within me to take on those happy roles. These days, I think I refer to other aspects too. Everyone has dual sides to them. These days, I feel comfortable with being somewhere that's not entirely bright," he explained.
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Choi Woo Shik's Upcoming Movies
As for his future plans, the award-winning actor says that he likes to take on challenging roles to hone him to become a great actor.
Choi Woo Shik also shares some details regarding his latest projects, "The Policeman's Lineage" and "Wonderland."
During the interview, he revealed that the crime drama film made him "experience stronger characters" that he has "not been able to express before."
Directed by Lee Kyoo Man, "The Policeman's Lineage" depicts the story of two policemen played by the "Parasite" actor and Cho Jin Woong, who share an opposite perspective when it comes to their tasks.
Aside from this, the 31-year-old actor is set to appear in the upcoming sci-fi drama "Wonderland," alongside Bae Suzy and Park Bo Gum.
It appears that Choi Woo Shik really enjoyed doing this project as he mentioned that he had a "lot of good memories" while on the set and hopes to work again with his fellow actors.
"I can say with confidence that I was an actor who genuinely enjoyed the process of partaking in these two projects," he mentioned. Moreover, he also encourages his fans to support his two upcoming movies.
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Written by Geca Wills