Korean actor Kim Woo Bin, 33, was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in 2017. He took a two-year hiatus from work, and only resumed acting in 2019, after making a full recovery.
The actor currently stars in new Netflix drama, Black Knight, which was filmed late last year.
Due to his health struggles, fans were worried to see Woo Bin portraying a heavy smoker in the show.
The drama’s director, Cho Eui Seok, has since addressed the concerns, saying that the actor’s smoking scenes in the show were filmed using computer-generated imagery (CGI).
In a recent interview with Korean media, Eui Seok mentioned that he had taken “special care” of Woo Bin’s health, and even suggested that the latter use stunt doubles for his action scenes. Woo Bin, however, was determined to do those scenes himself.
As the drama is based on a webtoon, the director explained that they did not want to stray away from the original depiction of Woo Bin’s character, who is a chain-smoker.
After giving it much thought, Eui Seok decided to hire a CG team to work on Woo Bin’s smoking scenes. Basically, every scene that shows the actor puffing on a cigarette is “all CGI”.
The director also sang high praises of Woo Bin, saying: “After recovering from his illness and returning to acting, the expressions in his eyes tell more stories. His voice is also full of strength, making him the best fit to play the role of (the legendary knight) 5-8.”
Many netizens were surprised to find out that the smoking scenes in the drama were not real.
“I was so worried for him, so it’s great that it’s CG,” said one netizen.
Director Eui Seok was also praised by many for the care and consideration he showed the actor.
You can watch a clip of Woo Bin in Black Knight below.
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