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Lee Byung Hun Says Portrayal Of Characters Should Be 'Realistic And Practical'

By Elsa B. | December 24, 2015 11:57 AM EST


Lee Byung Hun had a dramatic black-and-white pictorial for the January issue of Dazed & Confused. The actor 's amazing wardrobe included Gucci pullovers, Burberry wool trench coats, Saint Laurent dress pants and Robert Clergerie boots.

During the interview, Lee talked about his political thriller film Inside Men. The project sold more than two million tickets in the first six days of its release! It broke the record for most-viewed R-rated movie in a single day and week.

Regarding the success, Lee stated, "The film did good at the box office because the cast was filled with very good actors. The film also has a deeper meaning that touches audiences on a personal side."

When asked how he prepares for roles and gets into the mindset of his characters, the star revealed, "I am sure I am similar to other actors. It's a struggle to convince the audience so that they become attached to your role."

"The first and most basic rule is that your portrayal should be realistic and practical," he added, "You need to take control and transform the fun writing, change the tone or set a unique purpose. In other words, even if my character is unusual I must believe I am him, his goal is my reality. I do scenes that are sincere and faithful to his emotions."

To read more of Lee's acting tips, remember to pick up the latest issue of Dazed & Confused!


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