For the comedy-drama, Choi Jin Hyuk is fully immersed in his role as Kim Moo Young, a zombie who has been secretly resurrected and has difficulty adapting to his new life and living with people. Here are ways Choi Jin Hyuk has caught viewers’ attention with his unprecedented role as a personable zombie.
His serious commitment to bizarre scenes
Choi Jin Hyuk perfectly shows the contrast between the serious demeanor of his character and his sloppiness and sets the mood for the peculiar drama. The actor was preparing his own freestyle rap to show how Kim Moo Young had managed to correct his bad pronunciation as a zombie, and in another scene he was weirdly dancing alongside A.C.E. He made viewers laugh with a never-before-seen action scene in which he knocked down bad guys by throwing business cards at them. In episode 6, he dueled a wild boar, but ultimately his fur got stuck in the boar’s teeth, causing him to fall over the cliff and lose. He looks charismatic with his quiet voice and his deep look, but when he sees his favorite food, the raw tripe, he smiles from ear to ear.
A “flower zombie” that looks great in a suit
Through intense training, Kim Moo Young went from the creepy and terrifying appearance of a zombie to a fully human appearance. In fashion he wore a bowler hat and a trench coat as well as a special kind of BB cream for zombies and showed his model-like graphics. In episode 5, everyone who passed by stared at him to appreciate his beauty. He had gained the confidence to go along with his images when he said to himself, “Does that mean it coexists? That’s right, what’s wrong with being a zombie? “
The chemistry between a zombie and a human
Choi Jin Hyuk shows refreshing and fun chemistry with Park Ju Hyunplaying Gong Seon Ji. Though discouraged by their audacity and initially shunned them, they turned out to be amazingly team-minded and became partners for an investigation. Choi Jin Hyuk directed the atmosphere on set as the lead actor and gave advice to his junior.
Choi Jin Hyuk continues to showcase the various human qualities of the zombie Kim Moo Young as the show progresses, adding to the anticipation for the upcoming episodes.
“Zombie Detective” airs every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 pm. KST via KBS 2TV.
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