Interview with Cho Jin-woong from the movie ‘Believer 2’
Movie 'Believer 2' Cho Jin-woong, "I thought a lot about the late Kim Joo-hyuk"
Movie 'Believer 2' Cho Jin-woong, "I thought a lot about the late Kim Joo-hyuk"
'Believer 2' actor Cho Jin-woong mentioned the late actor Kim Joo-hyuk, who played the villain Jin Ha-rim in 'Believer 1' (2018).

Actor Cho Jin-woong was interviewed about the movie 'Believer 2' (directed by Baek) at a cafe located in Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 21st.

'Believer 2' follows the fierce struggle of Detective Won-ho (Cho Jin-woong), who is still chasing 'Mr. Lee' after the bloody fight at Yongsan Station, the disappeared Rock (Oh Seung-hoon), the reappearance of Brian (Cha Seung-won), and Big Knife (Han Hyo-joo) who came from China to resolve the situation. A crime action film depicting war. Actor Cho Jin-woong played the role of Won-ho, a persistent detective who tracks down the true identity of Mr. Lee.

'Believer 2' is not a typical series, but a so-called mid-quel that tells the story between Yongsan Station and the Norwegian blood feud of 'Believer 1'. Regarding the reason why 'Believer 2' was produced, Cho Jin-woong said, "At first, I had no idea. I said it would be 'Believer 2' and wanted to do it this far. The CEO of the production company said, 'If you don't do it, there's no reason to write it.' “I thought it would be a story after that, but it turned out to be a story in between. I felt like Wonho’s emotions that he couldn’t resolve in the cabin were sorted out and it got thicker towards the end.”

Unlike 'Believer 1', which ends with Seo Young-rak (Ryu Jun-yeol) and Cho Won-ho (Cho Jin-woong) pointing guns at each other in a cabin set against the backdrop of the white snowy fields of Norway, and ending with a bang, 'Believer 2' is directed by Mr. Lee himself. It is revealed. Regarding the reason why he decided to do 'Believer 2', Cho Jin-woong said, "I definitely wanted to bring out more in-depth interactions with Wonho. 'Believer 2' is action and stylish, but it seems to ask a lot of questions. 'After it's all over, “I thought, ‘What should I do? Where should I go?’ I think at least Wonho has been liberated from this category.”

Cho Jin-woong, who said that as he started filming a new film, he thought a lot about the late Kim Joo-hyuk, who played the role of villain Jin Ha-rim in the previous film, "He passed away while filming 'Believer 1'. I had no choice but to film after hearing the news. I went to the funeral, and on the first anniversary, I The 'Dogjeon' team also went to Oxygen. So much so. So suddenly. He passed away a week ago after finishing the last filming. He said, 'Acting is so fun.' Before that, he won an acting award at the Blue Dragon Film Festival for a movie called 'Confidential Assignment'. “He worked happily while feeling excited that he could enjoy acting. Even now, when I think about it, I still feel absurd and depressed. It leaves a lot of lingering memories,” he said sadly.

The movie 'Believer 2' was released on Netflix on the 17th.

Reporter Ha-neul Lee, Ten Asia translated by google