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S. Korean actor Wi Ha-joon does personal stunts in Unhealthy And Loopy, Leisure Information & Prime Tales

S. Korean actor Wi Ha-joon does personal stunts in Unhealthy And Loopy, Leisure Information & Prime Tales

SINGAPORE – In new South Korean comedy crime caper Unhealthy And Loopy, main man Wi Ha-joon carried out lots of his personal stunts and motion scenes, stunning his co-star Lee Dong-wook.

At a regional press convention for the Ok-drama, which premieres on iQiyi Worldwide right this moment, Lee, 40, says: “We had physique doubles who might do a number of the stunts for us, however Ha-joon volunteered to do a variety of the scenes himself, so I believed he was superb.”

Wi, 30, who needed to execute lots of his struggle scenes clad in his character’s signature leather-based jacket, says he needed to prepare laborious and endure the midsummer warmth to movie the motion sequences.

Lee (Goblin, 2016), who had probably the most motion scenes alongside Wi, jokes: “The toughest half for me was overcoming my laziness. I needed to transfer round a lot for this drama.”

However, Wi provides, of equal significance because the kicks and punches are the humour and wit of his character.

The actor – finest recognized for taking part in the hunky policeman from Netflix’s smash survival thriller Squid Sport (2021) – is the “loopy” Ok within the sequence’ title – a righteous however risky vigilante who solves issues along with his fists. Lee performs his “unhealthy” counterpart Ryu Soo-yeol, a succesful cop with questionable ethics.

Wi says: “There have been many comical elements of Ok I wished to convey to life. I am not a really humorous individual in actual life, however I wished to convey as a lot of Ok as doable to the set and get away of my mould. So, I attempted to remain in character and crack jokes throughout filming.”

Additionally among the many forged is actress Han Ji-eun (Be Melodramatic, 2019) and Cha Hak-yeon of Ok-pop boy band Vixx, who can also be recognized by his stage identify N.

Han performs a cop and Soo-yeol’s ex-girlfriend.

The 31-year-old, extra recognized for starring in romantic sequence, says: “I’ve performed many cute or lovable characters, so this time, I wished to steer clear of that stereotype and challenge a extra critical picture. I paid extra consideration to how my character would look and saved my hair tied up.”

Cha, additionally 31, needed to chop off his locks for his function as younger and passionate police officer Oh Kyung-tae.

He says: “After I used to be discharged from army service (final 12 months), I grew out my hair. That was one thing I actually wished to do once I was nonetheless serving, however I needed to lower my hair brief once more for this function.

“I learn the script and simply fell in love with the characters. Kyung-tae is down-to-earth, candy and harmless, however very persistent on the subject of fixing a case.”

Actors Lee Dong-wook (left) and Wi Ha-joon at a press convention for Unhealthy And Loopy. PHOTO: IQIYI

Like their characters who kind an unlikely alliance to take down police corruption, Lee and Wi developed a robust bond off-screen.

“Dong-wook and I did not must practise to tug off our scenes collectively. We simply had nice chemistry,” says Wi, including {that a} struggle scene set in a junkyard involving each of them was probably the most memorable.

“It was a spectacular scene and our chemistry was off the charts. It actually felt like our characters are a group.”

Lee chimes in settlement: “Sure, the bromance is there. We work very properly collectively.”

Unhealthy And Loopy premieres right this moment on iQiyi Worldwide.

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