Following news is written by Lee Gyu-lee
Park Seo-joon often plays a typical "pretty boy," stealing girls' hearts with his flawless skin and charming smile.
has seen him cast as a wealthy and successful businessman sporting a
luxurious suit in TV dramas "What's Wrong with Secretary Kim" and "She
|The poster for "The Divine Fury." Courtesy of 1st Look|
But in his new movie "The Divine Fury," Park makes a big departure, playing a dark character.
"I almost always have played a positive and funny character, so a completely different character was something that I've always wanted to try," Park said at a news conference at Lotte Cinema in Gwangjin, Seoul, Wednesday.The movie is about a priest sent from the Vatican and a pro fighter who team up to exorcise evil.
Park plays mixed martial arts champion Yong-hoo who gets supernatural powers for an inexplicable reason. His character is filled with bitterness and doubt from losing his father at a young age.
He said he thought hard about how to play the character. "This movie is full of realistic visual effects, pushing for a new horizon on Korea's occult and supernatural movies."
Director Kim Joo-hwan said: "This movie is different than previous occult movies
in a way that it depicts a larger view of the supernatural world. This goes beyond Catholic religion."
Veteran actor Ahn Seong-gi plays the priest who leads the exorcism. He told reporters he learned Latin for a month and showed off his Latin lines from the movie at the press conference.
"I still mumble the lines as a force of habit, even though it has been months since filming was completed," he said.