Kang Ha Neul Talks About Being the Industry’s “Nice Guy” and Negative Reactions to His Lack of Anger
Actor Kang Ha Neul recently completed a photo shoot with Grazia and sat down for an honest interview in which he talks about his image as the industry’s “nice guy,” as well as his upcoming film “Midnight Runners” (tentative title).
Since his debut, Kang Ha Neul has been working non-stop on project after project and, when asked if his packed schedule is exhausting at all, he responded with a laugh, “A lot of people see me and think that I have a lot of [professional] greed; however, I also just want to rest and am not someone who wants to constantly be working.”
Kang Ha Neul also talked about his upcoming film “Midnight Runners” and said, “It’s a story about my character and Park Seo Joon’s character, who are both students at the police academy, as they try to solve a kidnapping case that they witnessed together. The character that I’m playing, Hee Yeol, is a lot like the character “Sheldon” from the “Big Bang Theory.” He’s a fairly nerdy character who only has his brains to count on.”
He also talked about his image as the industry’s “nice guy” and said, “I can’t remember a moment in which I lost my temper. When you think about something from the opposing person’s perspective, it’s hard to find a reason to become angry; however, there are some people who see this in a negative light and say that I’m just bottling up my anger. I’ve heard people say that they think I’m weak-willed or that I’m wearing a mask. When I was younger, I was so busy trying to explain away each of these criticisms but now I have learned to just accept that some people will always think that way.”
Meanwhile, actor Kang Ha Neul will officially be enlisting in the military this fall but will film one final drama before his enlistment.
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