Actor Lee Jin Wook, who is known for his more mellow-drama roles, took on a huge challenge with his character in the Netflix series Sweet Home.

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This was a challenge for me too. It feels like I’ve succeeded when I receive positive results after a new challenge. It felt like the first time I was cast for a drama.

⁠— Lee Jin Wook

Sweet Home is a Netflix Original series that was released on December 18 and is based off of a webtoon that shows the life of a loner Cha Hyun Soo. Lee Jin Wook plays the role of Pyeon Sang Wook, a former contract killer.

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What made you decide to take on the role in “Sweet Home”

The setting in which the desire of each individual was expressed as a monster was a new and refreshing concept. Their stories and process of turning into a monster was dramatic. The stories of each of the characters were good at expressing modern society as well. I thought that we could show a good story together with all the other great actors. And the biggest reason was because I had always wanted to work with director Lee Eung Bok the most.

⁠— Lee Jin Wook

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Your massive transformation for the show received much praise

We are very grateful for all the good responses after the release of the drama. I breathed a sigh of relief. I am so happy to receive a good evaluation of my character. This character was something that you wouldn’t think Lee Jin Wook would do, and I worked really hard in order to express this role well. Pyeon Sang Wook lived a life like a monster and showed a man who became a monster trying to become human, who ultimately chooses to become human. I am so happy to receive such good praise. Actors like me, who have acted since they were young, will find praise like this to be success. It feels like when I was cast in my first drama when I was young.

⁠— Lee Jin Wook

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What if “Sweet Home” aired a season 2?

I have a lot of regrets personally. Since it was only a 10-episode series, we weren’t able to express all the characters enough for the viewers to fully understand. If a season 2 was produced, it would be possible to show the development process of Pyeon Sang Wook’s complex and subtle emotions. I want to see the growth of the other characters too. Although not as much as the director, I have grown quite an attachment to the other actors. I want to act with them and grow together.

⁠— Lee Jin Wook

Check out Sweet Home on Netflix if you haven’t already!