He started, “First of all, it was the primary time I felt such little stress about my function. It’s not that I didn’t really feel any burden, however as a result of I filmed many episodes with the Geumga Plaza individuals, I felt a bond with the actors who performed the Geumga Plaza tenants and didn’t really feel lonely or pressured. In quick, I may say, ‘We all had fun together.’”
Regarding the popularity of the show, the actor commented, “Every time an episode aired, I heard from our company staff, and the young staff members on set immediately told us which scenes were being talked about on the internet, so I could feel the popularity.”
He also mentioned the viewer reviews saying that the villains in the drama were punished too brutally. He remarked, “People were divided on whether it was too violent or not. [Even while filming], I thought, ‘People will have mixed opinions.’ Personally, I didn’t assume it was merciless. On the opposite, I assumed we wanted to go stronger on them. I feel heinous individuals like them must be punished that means. I feel that the characters who dedicated evil have been punished righteously for the characters they have been.”
Song Joong Ki talked in regards to the motion scenes he pulled off for the drama, revealing that he didn’t have a tough time with them. He defined that the martial arts director Heo Myung Haeng created scenes that centered much less on the actions and extra on the feelings. “Normally, we film the lines and the actions separately, but I thought of them as one, so it wasn’t that difficult,” he added.
Song Joong Ki took on new challenges with “Vincenzo,” considered one of them being the comical points of the drama, and the opposite being the Italian language.
“I’m not sure if my acting in comical scenes were received positively,” he shared. “Personally, I wasn’t satisfied with my Italian lines and my comic scenes. Through this production, I felt once again that acting in a comedy is the most difficult type of acting. In that aspect, I think I did a very bad job. I’m personally not pleased.” He added that the actors enjoying the Geumga Plaza tenants have been consultants at comedy and helped him out rather a lot.
On appearing in Italian, Song Joong Ki said, “I think it would have been better if I had practiced for a long time ahead of it. I believe acting in a foreign language gets better the more time you put into it, so I was personally not satisfied.” He additionally revealed, “I kept practicing and memorizing with my Italian teacher, and I tried my best to get my pronunciation as close as I could. At first, Vincenzo was a character who came from Southern Italy, and it was hard to get the pronunciation right when we changed him to a character from Central Italy. I focused on that kind of detail.”
Asked to decide on an actor and character he had one of the best chemistry with, he simply picked Jeon Yeo Bin within the function of Hong Cha Young. He elaborated, “You might think that I won’t choose anyone in case anyone gets upset since Vincenzo interacts with so many characters, but I pick Jeon Yeo Bin’s Hong Cha Young character no matter what. The character of Hong Cha Young was so lovable that it can’t be helped if the other actors are disappointed. I personally thought she was a very charming character, and I grew attached to her while acting together. Both Jeon Yeo Bin and the character Hong Cha Young have really grown on me a lot.”
Song Joong Ki touched on the best way he modified via “Vincenzo.” Although he didn’t really feel assured in taking up the comedy style at first, he ultimately overcame it. The actor described, “The change is that my thoughts were shattered. ‘What would I have done if I hadn’t taken this project?’ is how my thoughts changed.”
About viewers contemplating Vincenzo a function of a lifetime for Song Joong Ki, he agreed, sharing, “It’s true that I had the most fun while acting. In that aspect, I’d say it is a role of a lifetime.” He mentioned in regards to the Mafia idea, “It could look like a display of bravado, and some people wondered if we used the Mafia concept because there weren’t any other concepts left, but I didn’t think of it that way at all.” He defined that he was amazed when he learn what screenwriter Park Jae Bum wrote within the synopsis to clarify the aim behind the present. “I could immediately feel his pent-up anger at society. That’s why I could understand why the idea of the Mafia was used, and I thought it was a very charming concept.”
Vincenzo is an antihero who carries out unhealthy deeds to win in opposition to those that are much more evil. Song Joong Ki expressed his disappointment about the truth that a “villain” like Vincenzo acquired a lot love from the viewers. “When I got the script, I knew Park Jae Bum’s productions often had an image of comedy, but I thought this was a sad genre. The reason is that viewers had to cheer for Vincenzo, a villain.”
He continued, “I think the events that take place in ‘Vincenzo’ are close to reality, while the character Vincenzo is the only surreal part. There are so many bad people in real life. The writer used a lot of those people as reference, so there were many cathartic scenes.” He talked about the ending scene in episode 16 the place Vincenzo visits the 4 villains, explaining, “We were rehearsing, and the two characters Choi Myung Hee (Kim Yeo Jin) and Jang Han Seok (2PM’s Taecyeon) kneeled in front of me right when I walked in. That felt strangely cathartic.”
In regards to a possible second season, Song Joong Ki mentioned, “There are no discussions about season two at all. I’m thankful that there seem to be many people who want it. It is unlikely that there will be any internal discussions about season two in the future.”
He mentioned about his future plans, “I haven’t decided on my next project. ‘Bogotá,’ which came to a halt due to COVID-19, is likely to begin filming in Korea starting this month. Since I can’t go to Colombia, I’ll have to hear what they’ll do using technology. The producers and investors must be feeling devastated after it was paused during the difficult times, but I will wrap it up as best I can as the lead actor.”
The actor additionally revealed, “I will be attending the Baeksang Arts Awards ceremony. I’m thankful that I was nominated, but I will go enjoy the ceremony. I’m focusing more on ‘Vincenzo’ director Kim Hee Won’s nomination for Best Director.”
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