Gang Dong Won recently headed to Spain to do a photo shoot for ‘HIGH CUT’ magazine, and he also shared interesting stories behind the filming of his upcoming South Korean movie ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’.
Gang Dong Won plays the antagonist Jo Yoon in ‘Kundo’, and he said, “My task is just to fight in this movie. In a commercial fighting movie, an actor would get more scenes if he acts really well. So I have to be more impressive than the stunt team, that was my target.”
As for being praised as the actor who is most adept with using a sword in the Korean movie industry by action director, Jung Doo Hong, Gang Dong Won said, “I don’t think so because there’s Choi Min Soo. But I did put a lot of effort into it. Later on during filming, the stunt team members even said I could practise slicing haystacks with a real sword. And that I could definitely slice them apart.”
As for the most touching moment of his life, Gang Dong Won answered, “The most touching exciting moment must be the time after concluding filming for ‘Kundo’. I have never cried when I wrapped up filming for a production, but ‘Kundo’ was the first one that I cried for. At the post-wrap gathering, the director showed us the recording and photos, and I started crying midway through. I guess that’s the most touching moment of my life.”
Besides filming for ‘Kundo’, Gang Dong Won also squeezed out time to film ‘My Brilliant Time’ at the same time, which will open in cinemas this September. In ‘My Brilliant Time’, Gang Dong Won is cast in the role of a father who has a son that was born with Progeria syndrome, a rare genetic defect that will cause him to show advanced aging from an early age. Actress Song Hye Kyo will play the wife role in the movie.
Gang Dong Won revealed that he already knew Song Hye Kyo would be the female lead when he auditioned for the role. He also felt that the story was really interesting, and that was the most important part. Finally, he managed to pass the audition, and the rest is history.
Meanwhile, ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’ will open in cinemas across South Korea on July 23rd.
By: Yang Ji Won