The star spoke to W Korea about his role in Vincenzo, which premiered earlier this year, where he played its main antagonist, Jang Han-seok. In the series, his character initially went by the name Jang Jun-woo before revealing his true identity.
“You’re acting as a new character each time and your expressions thus change every time so it’s always different,” Taecyeon explained, as translated by Soompi. “If I am to think about how deeply I must express myself, whether it’s better to act lightheartedly, the intentions of the producers and writers, whether I can fulfil viewers’ expectations, and more, it’s fun but also hard.”
Taecyeon also touched on the technicalities of portraying his character in Vincenzo, for whom he had to bring out two different sides to a complicated persona. He noted that he shared some similarities to Jang Han-seok, clarifying that “rather than have one specific thing in common, I think I’ve seen images similar to myself among the various sides of that character.”
“Jang Jun-woo is someone who must proceed the way he’s mapped it out and I think we’re pretty similar in that aspect. As well as his cold side,” he explained.
The 2Pm member also discussed his upcoming role in historical-comedy series Inspector Joy, sharing that he enjoyed himself while filming alongside co-star Kim Hye-yoon. “I don’t know what the response will be like after it’s released, but we’re filming so enjoyably. I especially like that the filming atmosphere is fun,” he revealed.
Inspector Joy is set to premiere on tvN next month.