He and Ha Jung Woo had an interview with KBS 2TV's 'Entertainment Relay' for their movie 'Kundo: Age of the Rampant'. It's Kang Dong Won's first acting project in 4 years, so he was asked how he felt making a comeback. He answered, "I've rested for such a long time that I don't want to rest anymore. I had such a hard time. It was so hard to do nothing."
On Kang Dong Won, his costar Ha Jung Woo said, "He has a surprise charm. He's very manly. He's a rough man. He's manlier than anyone else, and he's very masculine." Ma Dong Suk also added, "He is a dream guy. A lot of people think he's good for dating, but I think he's great for marriage as well."