Kim Seon Ho has excited fans with his foray into the cinema with The Childe.
Having demonstrated solid acting skills and gaining popularity in dramas such as Start-Up and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Kim Seon Ho spent some time in reflection after a scandal over his private life broke out in 2021. But he made his grand comeback in July of the last year with the play Touching the Void. And now, he steps onto the screen with his debut in The Childe.
The Childe directed by Park Hoon Jung is a thrilling chase featuring a boxer Marco, who fights in illegal stadiums in the Philippines, and the frenzied chase filled with madness and suspense that awaits him when a mysterious man that goes by “The Childe” (Kim Seon Ho) and various other factions with different motives appear in front of him.
Kim Seon Ho portrays “The Childe,” a mysterious chaser who turns Marco’s surroundings into a disaster. His drastic transformation with a sleek suit, pomade hairstyle, and a cold smile in the released teaser poster and stills heighten the anticipation.
Speaking about working with director Park for the first time, Kim Seon Ho expressed his admiration, saying, “He’s a brilliant director and a savior who teaches me something every moment.” He then revealed his affection for the work and the character, commenting, “I’ve always loved director Park Hoon Jung’s works, so I was thrilled to work with him even before I finished reading the script. The story development was fast and fresh, and the ‘The Childe’ character was incredibly intriguing.”
It’s said that Kim Seon Ho flawlessly portrayed the character of “The Childe,” a relentless yet laid-back and witty character, and flawlessly pulled off car-chasing and gunfight action scenes.
Kim Kang Woo, Kim Seon Ho’s co-star in The Childe, praised him, saying, “He created the character so skillfully that it’s hard to believe it was his first time tackling an action genre.”
Meanwhile, Kim Seon Ho’s screen debut The Childe will hit the screen on June 21st.