Actors Lee Jung-jae (Typhoon) and Park Shi-yeon (La Dolce Vita) and director Kwak Kyung-taek (Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth) visited the NIS (National Intelligence Service) Security Pavilion in Seoul on the 24th as honorary agents.
Their visit comes before the remodeling of the NIS Pavilion begins on October 1. In the nine years of its operation, nearly 160,000 security agents have been trained there. After touring the grounds, the three made their way to the shooting range to try out their skills with real rounds and real revolvers.
Lee Jung-jae, who played an NIS agent in the action drama Air City, shot five rounds out of a real revolver (all five shots hit the bull’s-eye of his target — guess all that movie training came in handy!), while Park Shi-yeon did almost as well with three of five bull’s-eyes.
Park: “Through this visit, I’ve learned that the NIS is much more than a defense operation, but also handles intelligence and security threats like industrial espionage and cyber hacking.”
Lee explained that despite playing an agent, the real-life agency feels like a distant thing for most Korean citizens: “It’s not very approachable for everyday citizens. But with this visit to the NIS, I feel much more familiarity with the agency.”
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