Lee Jong Suk will start a desperate struggle in the upcoming drama ‘Big Mouth’.
Big Mouth tells the story of a big-mouth lawyer who becomes an infamous con artist Big Mouse after getting involved in a murder case. In order to survive and protect his family, he sets out to clear his name by unearthing the dirty secrets of high society.
“I’m a good friend with Director Oh Choong Hwan (director of While You Were Sleeping), and he said ‘Let’s have fun together one more time.’ So I decided to appear in the project after much consideration,” Lee Jong Suk shared. “I found the irony of a normal lawyer becoming a genius con artist intriguing. I thought I could show a new side of myself through Park Chang Ho, who goes back and forth between good and evil to survive.”
“When I first read the script, he was normal and pitiful,” the actor introduced Park Chang Ho, who’s falsely accused as the king of the underworld. But now that he’s finished filming the drama, he’s perspective on the character has changed. “Now, if I think of Park Chang Ho, I think he’s a man who’s more ‘strong’ than ‘normal.’ I hope the viewers can check what I meant by ‘strong’ after watching the show.”
Park Chang Ho is a man who is caught in a subtle gap between the two homophones (when spelled out in Korean) – Big Mouth and Big Mouse. “I tried to add details into the eyes and the way he talks,” Lee Jong Suk shared. “Attorney Park Chang Ho and genius con artist Big Mouse are the same person with different emotions and goals. So I thought a lot about acting the scenes with the right emotions.”
One sentence the actor used to describe Park Chang Ho is “a man who’s literally full of blood, sweat, and tears.” Lastly, he added, “The various characters are intricately intertwined. I hope you pay attention to what they’re really thinking and what’s the truth behind the swirling series of events.”
Meanwhile, Big Mouth will premiere on July 29th at 9:50 PM KST as the follow-up of Doctor Lawyer.