Actor Zo In-sung on the Challenges of Playing Gay

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The production team for a film called "A Frozen Flower" held a press conference in the Sofitel Ambassador Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul, on Nov. 25.

"I was afraid that the set for this movie might prove unfamiliar because I have mostly been doing modern movies," said actor Zo In-sung. "I had to wear the old-fashioned clothes and makeup of a person from the past dynasty and speak differently, as well. I wondered if such a character would suit me. I am heavily indebted to the director because I relied on him every time I felt insecure and he gave me support and strength along the way," admitted Zo In-sung.

"The director advised me to always 'think out of box.' I think this opportunity has helped me become a more versatile actor."

Zo plays the role of Hong-rim, a captain of a 36-man squadron of royal guards who is so loyal that he is prepared to follow the king's orders -- to sleep with the queen. Actor Joo Jin-mo, who plays a king in the Koryo Dynasty, will appear as Zo's homosexual partner.

The film will be released on Dec. 30.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 06, 2008 07:50 KST