Cha Tae-Hyun expresses his greed to take on villainous role for a change!
On November 30, Cha Tae-Hyun participated in an interview to commemorate the end of KBS drama “Matrimonial Chaos.” The actor had work together with actress Bae Doo-Na and successfully portrayed the real problems that many married couples go through.
In the drama, Cha played in the role of Jo Suk-Moo. The character is stubborn, sarcastic, and has to have everything in the way he likes. Instead of being with a crowd, he likes to keep his privacy.
At the beginning, he is not content in his life with his wife Kang Hui-Roo, played by actress Bae Doo-Na. The couple eventually gets divorced, but not everything falls in place for Jo like he had suspected it would. At the end, the couple confirms their love for one another and while they did not get back together officially, they still found their happy ending.
In response to the question addressing his character, Cha said, “I was supposed to act even more temperamental than I appeared in the drama. When the production team pitched in the idea of the character, they revealed that they chose me for a reason. They worried the character would receive a lot of hate from the public, but apparently, if I’m the one to act in such a character, the criticism lessens for a reason.”
He continued, “I accepted because people tend to say that a lot. However, 4 episodes into the drama, I started getting worried. This character was insane. But I had also found some similarities between him and me.”
At the end, Cha Tae-Hyun talked about wanting to take on a villainous role for a change.
The actor said, “I was never offered a villainous role that I liked. If I were to find one, I want to challenge myself. This could be my homework for the rest of my life as an actor. I would like to do it before I die.”
He concluded, “I don’t worry about my image or anything. Sure, the directors will be aware of my images, but I couldn’t care less. If I like the scenario, I want to do it.”
Translated by Dasol Kim