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Squid Game’s Wi Ha-joon channels inner funny man in new K-drama Bad and Crazy

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Motion with a twist? Wi Ha-joon is attempting his hand at one thing new in his appearing profession.

The South Korean star, finest identified for his death-defying position within the hit collection Squid Sport, is at it once more for an action-packed position as “Ok” within the iQiyi’s upcoming Ok-drama, Unhealthy and Loopy.

To premiere tomorrow, Dec. 17, the collection is a better have a look at the lives of regulation enforcers. It incorporates a unhealthy cop Soo-yeol, performed by Lee Dong-wook, who “regains his humanity” after assembly a loopy but righteous man, Ok.

“They’re stark opposites of one another, however they step by step work collectively and turn into excellent staff members and staff gamers,” Wi described Soo-yeol and Ok’s duo throughout the present’s worldwide on-line press convention on Monday.

Unhealthy and Loopy is extremely anticipated for its unlikely duo as they face the challenges of doing what’s proper and only for the folks. Their “bromance” just isn’t the one factor followers can sit up for from the collection, but additionally the action-packed scenes from the remainder of its lead solid – Han Ji-eun and Cha Hak-yeon.

Wi’s efficiency because the “helmeted” Ok was perfected with tons of coaching simply earlier than the shoot. For the actor, stunt coaching was not the one follow he needed to endure. Based mostly on the trailer, Ok had a comical facet to match his playfulness.

He defined: “Ok as a personality is sort of totally different from the characters that I’ve performed earlier than and there are a number of comical elements to this character. So, I needed to actually convey that side of him to life. I watched a number of comedy tv exhibits and movies. I’m not very humorous in actual life, however I practice to keep up that side of my character as a lot as attainable on set.”

Wi vouched that he actually reworked himself and broke his personal mildew as an artist simply to nail down the brand new position.

Wi on his character within the iQiyi’s upcoming Ok-drama: ‘There are a number of comical elements to this character. So, I needed to actually convey that side of him to life.’

The “helmeted” Ok earned acclaim from his castmates as they gushed over his superb work as a highly-skilled motion actor. Lee shared that Wi had even volunteered himself to do his personal stunts as an alternative of utilizing a stuntman for his troublesome motion scenes.

“Ha-joon and I had essentially the most motion scenes on this drama and I feel the 2 of us, we’re finest in motion, particularly Ha-joon. He understands very effectively what the motion staff needed from his and I simply adopted the rules,” he mentioned.

Whereas Han Ji-eun went as far as to say that Wi is means above common actors along with his efficiency for Unhealthy and Loopy.

Regardless of Wi’s willpower to play his position proper, he admitted that his character “Ok” had left him drained.

“At instances, I used to be exhausted, it was not straightforward to play this character however I pulled it off, fortunately,” he talked about.

As praises rained over Wi, he made it identified that his “bromance” associate had gone via the identical problem however exceeded everybody’s expectations along with his efficiency as Soo-yeol.

“Dong-wook needed to undergo loads and he didn’t should follow in any respect to do full motion scenes with me. We had a terrific chemistry and I feel he’s actually good with transferring his physique. He is aware of the right way to transfer his physique,” he mentioned.

Catch the Unhealthy and Loopy duo on iQiyi tomorrow, Dec. 17.

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