Lee Byung Hun Discusses His Experiences Working Alongside Al Pacino for “Misconduct”
David Song, April 4, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
In the April 3rd of MBC’s “Let’s Go! Video Travel”, Lee Byung Hun sat down for an interview to discuss what it was like for him to co-star alongside the famous Hollywood actor Al Pacino. As he discussed his newest movie “Misconduct” he stated that one of the main reasons he even decided to be in the film was because Al Pacino was a part of the cast.
Lee Byung Hun stated that initially he wasn’t scheduled to be in any of the same scenes as Al Pacino, and he specifically requested that there be a scene where the two would meet. He then stated that he was surprised since the next time he arrived on set, he discovered that there was a new scene where the two would actually meet, and he became very anxious.
Lee Byung Hun stated that he practiced his lines over and over again, but once he met Al Pacino he was so starstruck he completely forgot his lines. He said that Al Pacino was very patient and told him that it was okay and for him to continue to perform, and after a few retakes Lee Byung Hun managed to focus and perform the scene flawlessly.
Lee Byung-hun (born August 13, 1970 (July 12, 1970 in Lunar calendar)) is a South Korean actor. A popular and acclaimed actor in South Korea, he is best known for Joint Security Area (2000), A Bittersweet Life (2005), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), the television series Iris (2009) I Saw the Devil (2010), and Masquerade (2012). In the United States, he is known for Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and its sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), and starring alongside Bruce Willis in RED 2 (2013). He portrayed a T-1000 in Terminator Genisys (2015).