Lee Joon is worked up to tackle his new position in “Bloody Heart”!
KBS 2TV’s “Bloody Heart” is a fictional historic drama concerning the bloody political romance between Lee Tae (Lee Joon), a king who has to desert the girl he likes to survive, and Yoo Jung (Kang Han Na), a girl who has to develop into the queen to outlive.
Lee Joon portrays the position of king Lee Tae who desires of an absolute monarchy for his personal survival. Lee Tae believes that any means taken for this objective is justifiable, and if mandatory, he won’t hesitate to take an unlawful or dishonest route. However, he’s compelled to decide on between the monarchy and love as soon as he falls right into a heated political battle towards Yoo Jung, his former lover from his youth.
The actor had a lot to say about this upcoming position of his, beginning with, “I chose ‘Bloody Heart’ at the thought of gaining fresh experiences by participating in a drama with very convincing characters. I especially had the desire to challenge myself to overcome my baseless fear regarding the sageuk (historical drama) genre.”
He continued, “Lee Tae has a big heart, and he is a very humane person. He is a three-dimensional character with a complicated mind, so I sometimes feel sorry for him. I was able to relate to him well while acting and even felt sympathy for him, so in moments where I had to pour out my feelings, I found it tough at times.”
As for key phrases that seize the essence of Lee Tae, Lee Joon selected “slow speech,” “low tone of voice,” and “weakness.” He defined, “Since he’s a character that is different from all the roles I’ve taken on so far, I’ve been portraying him while setting various parameters. I worry whether I’m expressing him well, but in general, I’m making an effort to not overdo it rather than placing my focus on one aspect.”
The actor lastly commented, “Whenever I come out with a new project, I feel fear and excitement, and many emotions coexist within me. I really do hope that you enjoy ‘Bloody Heart.’”
“Bloody Heart” premieres on May 2 at 9:30 p.m. KST. Check out a teaser here!
In the meantime, watch Lee Joon in “Heard It Through the Grapevine“:
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