An interview was conducted with Im Si-wan on the 11th and he said, "It was physically difficult for me in the action scene with Lee Hee-joon and it was hard not being able to drink while I was working".
He took on the role of lieutenant Han Sang-ryeol in the movie "A Melody to Remember". He said, "I don't have a lot of muscle in my body and I had drank a lot after "Incomplete Life" so I had a belly. The belly wasn't right for my soldier character so I had to cut back on drinking. I couldn'tt quit drinking altogether so I tried to cut back down".
He doesn't drink until he passes out. He drinks often in small amounts. "I don't drink a lot, but I can drink a bottle of Soju. I like day drinking".
His love for drinking showed in "A Melody to Remember". The scene where they drink beer was made up on the spot by him and the other cast.
"The scene was initially where I splash some beer on myself while opening a can and Go Ah-sung was supposed to wipe it off for me. But it seemed awkward so we put our heads together to make it seem more natural. Then we thought of an idea and the director liked it".
"A Melody to Remember" is based on the motive of a missing children's choir during the Korean War. The movie shows the power of a small song that started in a place where all hope was lost. Im Si-wan takes on the role of lieutenant Han Sang-ryeol who is hurt but slowly recovers thanks to the children's choir.
Go Ah-sung plays Park Joo-mi, a teacher who jumps into the war to protect the children. Lee Hee-joon played 'the Hook' who threatens the safety of the children. Jung Joon-won and Lee Re played Dong-goo and Soon-yi who join the choir.
"A Melody to Remember" will be released on the 21st.
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