In an interview during the autograph signing event in Shanghai, Sang Hyun says he has an interest in Chinese period dramas and should he get a chance to act in one, he would like to take on the role of Justice Bao. The Chinese actress he would like to work with is Gong Li.
We have yet to see Sang Hyun in a Korean period drama though we can imagine how he would look like as a king from the Busan Milk CF. Can we imagine him as Justice Bao, the legendary official in China’s Song Dynasty and the Chinese symbol of justice? Though I’m not very familiar with Justice Bao, I can remember him as the fierce black face judge. It seems his black face and crescent shape scar on his forehead is used as a symbol of impartially and uprightness of a Chinese official.
I couldn’t help smiling at his attempt with a greeting in Chinese in the first clip “How are you, do you love me?” which carried his Korean accent.
Chinese actress Gong Li in ‘Curse of the Golden Flower’ (2006) and Chinese actor Jin Chaoqun in Justice Bao (2008)