Park Byung Eun talked about his passion and love for “Eve” in a recent interview!
“Eve” is about a chaebol’s 2 trillion won (approximately $1.7 billion) divorce lawsuit that shocks the entire nation. Park Byung Eun played Kang Yoon Kyum who chose his dangerous love for Lee Ra El (Seo Ye Ji) over everything else.
Park Byung Eun kicked off the interview by saying, “I’ve been acting for 25 years, and ‘Eve’ is the most memorable work.” He recalled, “I lived with this project for 10 months. I’ve been continuously acting without a break, but it was my first time working on a drama for such a long time.” He added, “I fell asleep around 1 a.m. after watching the last episode on television, but I woke up at 3 a.m., and then I woke up again at 5 a.m., so I just decided to go to the gym and took a bath.” He said, “I usually move right on when a project is finished, but it was different this time.”
When asked if he was fine with filming the erotic scenes from the very first episode, Park Byung Eun replied, “I was fully aware of the scenes from the script before I started to film, so there was no reason to be reluctant.” He continued, “There were bed scenes with actresses, and the PD (producing director) had drawn up the storyline for those scenes and gave detailed directions. If I had to improvise the bed scenes, it would have been very embarrassing and confusing, but it was nice to have a clear idea in advance. I am grateful for the PD’s thoughtfulness.”
When asked about his thoughts on the drama’s ending, he remarked, “I am satisfied with the ending. I was curious how it would end because I didn’t know. When I asked the writer through the PD, she told me that she writes the script as she goes. I kept asking about it in the middle of the shooting, but she would say, ‘It’s not ready yet.’ Then one day, the PD told me, ‘It seems that you will die,’ so I thought, ‘Oh, I’m going to die. Then I will plan my acting towards this.’ (Laughs)” He added, “Personally I liked the ending where there were mixed feelings when Kang Yoon Kyum takes on all the blame.”
Park Byung Eun expressed satisfaction with the modifiers that he obtained through “Eve.” He said, “People gave me a lot of modifiers such as ‘mature sexy’ and ‘sexy icon of middle-aged men.’ I’m just so grateful. These modifiers won’t last forever, and it might change when I meet another character, but after all I’m very grateful that someone out there adores me and is complimenting me.”
If you haven’t already, binge-watch “Eve” below:
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