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Directed by Kwon Seok and written by Shin Jung-gu, Here He Comes a new MBC sitcom will premiere on October 6, 2008 at 7:45 pm.
The comical lives of a quirky family that lives in Sajik-dong is portrayed in Here He Comes. Writer Shin Jung-guk whose writing credits include the movie, The Art of Seduction and the TV show, Hello, Francesca, teams up with Kwon Seok, who directed the TV shows Come on Over and Unlimited Challenge. The show is creating a buzz even before its premiere.
Lee Moon-shik and Seo Young-hee, who starred together in the hit movie, Mapado, will appear in Here He Comes as a brother and sister. Lee Moon-shik is happy to be working together with his former cast member again. Seo Young-hee says, I'll follow Lee Moon-shik to wherever that leads. That's how much I admire him. He fills in my shortcomings. Actor Kang Sung-jin, who gave a breakout performance in Break Out and subsequently appeared in other films, also heaps praise on Lee Moon-shik by saying, I completely believe in whatever he does.?
Admired by many actors, Lee Moon-shik plays a father, who suffers from amnesia one day, in this sitcom. It's Lee Moon-shik's first role in a TV sitcom. What kind of father figure will Lee Moon-shik portray in this show?
The following Q&A dialogue was excerpted from the Here He Comes press conference that was held on September 25, 2008.
- What kind of character will you portray?
- My character is a father and stable provider for his family but after he suffers from amnesia, he changes into a selfish person with a confrontational style. As a father myself, I sort of understand his outbursts and I?m fairly similar to my character in some ways. It's a role that makes you pause and reflect on your family.
- The confrontational style you speak of might be exactly what viewers want to see you portray.
- Having a confrontational style can hurt the feelings of people around you but then again, sometimes you need to tell the truth bluntly without pulling any punches. My character will display bizarre behavior. When he talks, he'll use the same tone but he'll say it in a different way. He'll make a lot of off-the-wall comments but overall, the sitcom will be about family. The show will be funny but most of all, I think the show has a great cast and story.
- Tell us about your thoughts on comedies.
- It's hard to explain how to act in comical roles. I think the right approach is to emphasize an aspect of a character that is his trademark style. That's where you can draw some laughs. You have to connect with your character.
- Will you speak in a slang?
- No, I won't speak in slang. That could actually make my character funnier.
- Will you do any stunts?
- I'll play a father who lost all his memories. I don't think my character should undergo any physical changes.
- Will there be dialogue laden with lots of puns?
- There won't be much of that. You might see it once or twice though.
- How will your role be different from the character you played in Iljimae?
- Oh, I was a very thoughtful and giving father in Iljimae but this time it's different. I liked the character I played in Iljimae but this time I will go in a different direction.
- Do you feel any pressure to maintain your success as a comedy actor?
- I think you're talking about my role in Public Enemy Returns and to tell you the truth, I had no idea that I'd make a name for myself as a comedy actor. I think I prepared pretty well for the role and that led to the laughs. I might be able to show that kind of acting in this role but it depends on the writer. I want to approach acting with a single-minded focus.
- So your character suffers from amnesia and then he tries to become the father the used to be.
- My character lives as a homeless man when he loses his memories and then finds his way back to his family and feels comfortable around them. As he falls in love with Jung Gyeong-soon again, he becomes the father that he used to be near the end of the sitcom.
- Tell us about your expectations?
- Here He Comes is a heartwarming show with many laughs so I hope you'll watch it.