2PM’s Taecyeon on playing the villain in ‘Vincenzo’: “It’s fun but also hard”

He also spoke about his experience on the set of his upcoming comedy series 'Inspector Joy'

2PM singer-actor Taecyeon has opened up about his experience portraying the antagonist on Vincenzo

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.”

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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.

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