Even before Kim Hye Sung had made his screen debut, he already had a fan cafe as an uljjang star with a membership exceeding 100,000. He debuted in the film Jenny, Juno after moving to Seoul from Busan in 2004. It was considered an obvious choice to have an uljjang star appear in a movie that wrapped everything in pretty packaging. But his next film was the hard-boiled action film Gangster High.
There, he'd held in his hand an axe dripping with blood. And now, after becoming known to viewers through MBC's sitcom Unstoppable High Kick, he's in the midst of filming Boy Meets Boy, a short film about homosexual love directed by Kim Jo Kwang Su [also starring Yeh Jiwon, last seen in Mixed-up Investigative Agency].
From hard-boiled action to homosexual relationships, he's not just a cute-faced uljjang star, but widening his acting scope little by little in an effort to become a “real actor.” I met with Kim Hye Sung on March 29 at a cafe in Seoul's Cheongdamdong neighborhood.