Netflix’s “Bloodhounds” has recently held a press conference, and the cast discussed the newest drama.
“Bloodhounds” is based on the webtoon of the same name and depicts the story of two young men caught up in the world of money-driven loan sharks, fighting against a massive evil force at the risk of their lives.
Director Kim Joo Hwan stated, “I liked the original work, and I thought that by adding action to the contemporary pain of the COVID-19 era, we could create a genre film that many people can relate to and feel pleasure in. I particularly wanted to talk about the revenge, hope, and justice through the passion of young people.” He revealed why he started the project.
Actor Woo Do Hwan expressed his thoughts, saying, “I wanted to challenge the action scenes that I had to do with boxing, and I was drawn to the point of wondering what kind of thrill I would feel when it was visualized.”
Lee Sang Yi also stated, “I enjoyed the director’s previous work ‘The Youngest Policeman,’ and it reminded me of that feeling. I was attracted to the story of bromance and really wanted to do action.”
Actor Park Sung Woong explained that he initially received an offer for a different role, but as he read the script, he became more drawn to the character Myung-gil and ended up playing that role. He said, “I thought that the chemistry between Gun-woo and Woo-jin was so good that the evil force had to be equally powerful to create a sense of satisfaction, so I thought I could do well.”
Woo Do Hwan, who decided to appear in “Bloodhounds” as his first project after completing his military service, due to his loyalty to director Kim Joo-hwan, with whom he worked on the movie ‘The Divine Fury,’ expressed his affection for Gun-woo, a sincere and innocent young boxer, saying, “I was really attracted to him as a friend who has the pure and kind heart of a boxer that I have never experienced.”
Lee Sang Yi, who played the role of Woo-jin, a fearless and bold young boxer, described his character as a person who quickly becomes close to Gun-woo after getting to know him at a boxing competition and because they both have the experience of serving in the Marine Corps. He said, “He is a character who helps Gun-woo, who is like family to him, using the skills he acquired during his military service.”
The warm atmosphere between the two actors led to the mention of their bromance on the MBC variety show ‘I Live Alone.’ Woo Do Hwan and Lee Sang Yi mentioned that they feel a similar chemistry and connection even in their daily lives. They said, “We are also surprised by it. If you watch the series, you might think, ‘Oh, they are living just like Gun-woo and Woo-jin.’ Thanks to ‘bloodhounds,’ we gained a good brotherly relationship.”
Lee Sang Yi added, “Dohwan is younger than me, but he often acts like an older brother. Even during the filming, he had so much enthusiasm and passion that I joined him for a meal, and it turned out to be a shoot. We showed our natural relationship.”
The conversation also touched on the action scenes that the actors put their best efforts into. Woo Do Hwan underwent muscle building, while Lee Sang Yi focused on weight loss and dedicated himself to action practice. Director Kim Joo-hwan incorporated more than five times the action scenes from his previous work ‘Midnight Runners,’ creating thrilling and suspenseful scenes.
Lastly, regarding the key points of the series, Director Kim Joo-hwan said, “I hope this can be the starting point for K-action to become a trend,” Woo Do Hwan added, “There are many key points, so I hope you enjoy it according to your taste,” Lee Sang Yi said, “Action without CGI. We personally performed 99% of it,” and Park Sun Woong concluded, “We made it with the mindset of representing Korea.”
“Bloodhounds” was released earlier today on June 9 on Netflix.
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