Hyun Bin Says Acting a Challenge After Military Service

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Actor Hyun Bin discussed how he felt about resuming his film career during a press conference for director Lee Jae-kyoo's "The Fatal Encounter" on Wednesday.

The film marks Hyun's return to the screen since he left to serve his mandatory military service in March 2011. He was discharged from the Marines in December 2012.

"We started shooting 'Secret Garden,' my last project, in September 2010 and began filming 'The Fatal Encounter' in September 2013, which meant there was a three-year gap," he said. "I was excited and nervous because I’d really missed acting during my absence."

"It felt great to be back because I’d longed for it so much. But I was also concerned that I may show some of this excitement on-screen. Thankfully, the first scene wasn't the most important so I was able to treat it almost like a warm-up to get back into the groove," he added.

"The Fatal Encounter" revolves around a plot to assassinate King Jeongjo, the 22nd ruler of the Chosun Dynasty whose reign spanned from 1776 to 1800. The film will be released on April 30.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 03, 2014 10:03 KST