Posted: 30 May 2013 06:28 PM PDT
After a stint with the South Korean air force, the dashing Zo In-Sung stages a successful comeback into showbiz.
AT 186cm, the fair and handsome Zo In-sung (also known as Jo In-seong) stands out in the crowd. However, when paired with petite South Korean actresses such as Song Hye-kyo (who stands at 161cm) in the romantic drama That Winter, The Wind Blows, that could pose as an issue on camera.
But that problem has never crossed his mind. "I've never thought about it," said the towering 31-year-old, adding that it was fantastic working with an established actress like Song, also 31.
Like all able-bodied young men in Korea, Zo had to serve his two-year mandatory military service and did so by following in his father's footsteps by joining the air force in 2009.
After being discharged in 2011, Zo made his comeback the following year in That Winter, The Wind Blows, his first drama in eight years.
In the 16-episode television series, Zo portrays an orphan named Oh Soo who is addicted to gambling and becomes a con-artist after losing his first love. Things change when he pretends to be the long-lost brother of Oh Young (Song), a blind heiress who has lost her parents. Together, they begin to discover new meaning in their lives.
The dashing model-turned-actor was in a happy mood during a media interview at KL Hilton last Tuesday to promote That Winter, The Wind Blows. "Being here (in Kuala Lumpur) and doing this media interview is just like a holiday for me. I find it all very relaxing and enjoyable," he drawled as he took a sip from a tall glass of iced coffee. Zo also shared that this was his second visit to Malaysia; his first trip here was to shoot a commercial.
When That Winter, The Wind Blows first aired on ONE HD in March, it was the top rated show in its time slot among international channels in Malaysia and Singapore for pay-TV. Asked to comment on that, Zo said: "I'm not a fortune teller so I didn't expect it to be this big. I did have a good feeling about this drama, though. With such a wonderful script and story, I had a feeling I could really work at it, and maybe in a way, expect other people to love this drama too."
Unlike fellow Korean artistes like Lee Byung-hun (G.I Joe: The Rise Of Cobra and G.I Joe: Retaliation) and Rain (Ninja Assassin and Speed Racer) who ventured to Hollywood, Zo said that he does not aspire to take his career beyond Korea. "I don't speak English," the lanky chap said, adding, "I don't have big dreams. I'm already lucky and happy to be in this position here. There is a saying that goes, "If you don't worry about your future too much, you can focus more on the present".
>Due to popular demand, That Winter, The Wind Blows is set for a re-run every Saturday and Sunday at 3.15pm on ONE HD (Astro B.yond Ch 393) starting June 1.
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