Kim Soo-hyun in SBS’s Giant
Aw man, now I may have to actually watch Giant. The drama that stars Lee Beom-soo and unfolds around the economic and urban growth of the 1970s hasn’t really tickled my interest, but I DO have a lot of interest in watching the growing career of Kim Soo-hyun, the rising actor who recently caught viewers’ eyes in Will It Snow For Christmas and the two-episode special Father’s House.
(Does anyone else think these new Giant stills strongly recall an East of Eden vibe? Especially the above shot, which reminds me of a similar scene with Kim Bum in an early Eden episode…)
Kim Soo-hyun plays Sung-mo, an eldest son whose adult role will be played by Lee Beom-soo. When his father dies at the hands of two men (played by Lee Deok-hwa, Jung Bo-seok), this sends his family — comprised of his mother and younger siblings — on the run to evade them. They are chased by civilian employees of the military, and Sung-mo jumps from a train to save them from being caught and acts as a distraction.
Asked about filming the tough train scene, Kim laughed and said, “Maybe it’s because I’m young, but I didn’t feel that it was too tough.”
Giant will premiere in mid-May.