Director and actor Lee Jung-jae poses for an interview related to the release of the movie ‘Hunt‘ held at a cafe in Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of August 3rd.
‘Hunt‘ is attracting attention as the directorial debut of actor Lee Jung-jae, who rose from a representative actor to a world-class actor through the Netflix original series ‘Squid Game‘.
‘Hunt‘ is an espionage action drama that unfolds in the face of a huge incident called ‘Korea’s No. 1 Assassination Operation’ between Park Pyong-ho (Lee Jung-jae) and Kim Jeong-do, who are suspicious of each other in order to find a hidden spy in the organization. It will premiere on August 10th.
Actor Lee Jung-jae has not undergone surgery for over two years despite a ruptured left shoulder ligament. In addition, as it is known that his hamstring has recently ruptured, concerns about his health are growing.
According to the entertainment industry on August 17th, Lee Jung-jae ruptured his left shoulder ligament while filming the movie ‘Save Me from Evil‘ at the end of 2019, but did not undergo surgery.
At that time, the hospital recommended surgery within a month, but he returned to filming in 3 days.
Even after crank-up, Lee Jung-jae was unable to undergo surgery. He is scheduled to appear in the drama ‘Squid Game’ and the movie ‘Hunt‘, so he has been focusing on the work for three years.
In an interview in 2020, Lee Jung-jae confessed, “When I have surgery, I can’t move my arm for 9 months. There are many staff and actors who prepared together, so I couldn’t postpone the schedule.”
Lee Jung-jae even ruptured his hamstring while filming the movie ‘Hunt‘ last year. This time he did not have surgery. He finished filming on his crutches for ten days. Despite his hectic schedule, he attended all overseas awards ceremonies. During a visit to the Cannes Film Festival last May, he contracted shingles.
In a recent round interview, he said, “After the ‘Hunt’ schedule, I have to digest the rest of the ‘Squid Game’ schedule. I also have to go to the Toronto Film Festival. After the VIP premiere, I couldn’t even drink a beer. “
Many fans are concerned about Lee Jung-jae’s prolific work. In particular, since most of his films are action films, there are also voices online saying, “It’s amazing how much he can endure.”
Netizens showed reactions such as “He’s a real pro. How did you survive?”, “I felt like I lost a lot of weight, but there was a reason”, “I think I’ll have to get surgery first.”