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Lee Byung Hun asked the 'RED 2' director to change his character from Chinese to Korean

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Lee Byung Hun revealed that he had personally requested his character in the Hollywood film 'RED 2' to be changed from Chinese to Korean.


In the original comic book series, Lee Byung Hun's character is Chinese. But since Lee Byung Hun would be playing the role, he asked the director to change the nationality to a Korean. 


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On June 28, 'RED 2' held their showcase and club party at the Seoul Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel, where he revealed, "Originally, my character is Chinese. But I asked the director if he could change my character to Korean if it didn't hurt the movie. I don't know if that's the reason my character's name is Han, but his name turned out to be Han."


He explained, "Han used to be an agent, just like Bruce Willis and John Malkovich. But because of Bruce Willis, he falls in a set up, and he becomes the most dangerous assassin in the world without wanting to. Although there's a lot of action, the genre of the movie itself is a comedy. You'll feel refreshed by the action, but please also enjoy the humor code in between. My role is serious and charismatic, but he'll also bring some laughs. He's a killer who's lacking the 2%."


The movie opens in theaters on July 19.


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    kylielavigne Friday, July 5, 2013

    Lol ill definitely be watching this.

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    lulah4l Saturday, June 29, 2013

    I'm really proud of him!! And I think it's great that he gets to play his actual nationality. ;

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    niamh13 Saturday, June 29, 2013

    A lot of people need to self-reflect in this comment section... the U.S. is a melting pot so yeah, we don't really care about specific nationalities. But imagine if you're a small peninsula surrounded by countries who have historically beaten the crap out of you, and are likely to get bombed to hell any day now, so badly that you need to have a conscript army.

    As a Korean, you want your name/culture/language out there where everybody gives a damn whether you get blown off the face of the earth. That's what the Hallyu wave is about -- making people give a crap about the Korean culture and wanting to invest in it to see it grow. Lee Byung Hun gets that.

    China already has Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, & Jet Li. Let Korea have a Korean action star people can recognize. And those of you who don't care where your Asian actors are from in movies, maybe you should start.

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