Ha, adorable. Park Hae-il gets in touch with his inner goofball for this new Vogue Korea photo shoot, which just makes me smile. He looks like a big doofus, but also maybe the world’s best-dressed doofus. I have no idea why he’s waving around a fish or holding close a… turnip?… but damned if he isn’t workin’ it.
Park Hae-il has a new movie coming out soon, a comedy titled Aging Family wherein he plays the middle brother in a family of (not to sugarcoat) aging losers who can’t get along and who can’t act their age. That would explain the comedic bent of the photo spread, since his previous roles have given him a rather serious image; his recent filmography is full of action thrillers, dark crime movies, and serious dramas like Bow, the Ultimate Weapon, Moss, and Eungyo.
I love Park Hae-il as a rule, so I’m always happy to hear about him having more projects out there; he’s one of those actors I’d heard of but didn’t really get until I saw him in action, just commanding the screen. On top of that, Aging Family sounds like a hoot and the siblings — Park, Gong Hyo-jin, and Yoon Je-moon — look like they have great bickering chemistry as they shout, fight, and curse at each other.
The photo spread is in May’s issue of Vogue; Aging Family releases on May 9.