If you watched KBS2 drama Man From The Equator, starred by Uhm Tae Woong, Lee Joon Hyuk and Lee Bo Young, you must feel the total evilness of Jang Il (Lee Joon Hyuk’s character) , a man who betrayed and hurt his best friend only because of greed and ambition.
During the drama’s airing, Korean fans gave several nicknames for Jang Il, such as : Flower Dog (means a good looking man with a dog-like personality), Suit Jang Il (means Jang Il looks good in suit), Jangilchopath (means Jang Il is psychopath).
Among all of those , Lee Joon Hyuk chose Flower Dog as his favorite. He said,” Flower Dog is the most memorable. I like it. It shocked me the most, it implied many things. It showed that many fans enjoyed the drama. It brought me so much joy. You know, when your audience responded well to whatever you’re saying, you get excited. All those compliments were encouraging me”.
Lee Joon Hyuk also added that he tried to not be affected mentally with Jang Il’s evil. However, he still experienced body swollen after the drama, as a response to the stress.
He said ,” I think my body was swollen as my tension is released from long-time stress. I’ve been trying to rest my mind. Because I should continue my career (laughed) . But, there’s a lingering feeling. It’s like the feeling that remains for 3-4 months after reading a long novel and soaked into the character”.
We think, Jang Il’s role will last long in Lee Joon Hyuk’s mind, as he is heading to 2 years mandatary army duty later this month.
Source : Stoo