Kim Joo Heon, who played the villain in the recently wrapped-up drama “Big Mouth,” has opened up about his character’s rushed death in the drama and more in an interview.
The MBC drama “Big Mouth,” which ended on September 17, received a lot of love with a high viewer rating of 13.7% (National Standard for Nielsen Korea), but it was also a work that was criticized by viewers for its disappointing ending.
NOTE: spoilers ahead of the drama
This is because Choi Do Ha, the “villain” character who released radioactive wastewater for decades and caused many people to suffer, was once again elected mayor without any legal punishment. Of course, he died in the radioactive wastewater pool that he released, but there were many disappointed viewers who said that it was a messy and rushed ending.
Kim Joo Heon said,
He then confessed that he felt lonely watching Choi Do Ha’s evil deeds in the second half of the drama, he explained,
“Big Mouth,” tells the story of a third-rated lawyer caught in a murder case he happened to take charge of, digging into the true face of a privileged class marred by a huge conspiracy. In the drama, Kim Joo Heon played Choi Do Ha, a former prosecutor-turned-mayor of Gucheon.
Until the middle of the drama, Choi Do Ha was a character that viewers could not understand. He seemed like a good person who helped Park Chang Ho (played by Lee Jong Suk), who was in trouble, but also looked like a “Big Mouse” who controlled everything from behind. Eventually, it was revealed that Choi Do Ha was also a bereaved family of a victim of his grandfather who was killed by Chairman Kang (played by Jeon Gook Hwan) while trying to reveal the truth from the past.
Kim Joo Heon confessed that it was not easy to act because he (Choi Do Ha) had a lot of secrets. He explained,
Kim Joo Heon, who played the villain Choi Do Ha, gained about 10kg and then tried to lose weight again. He said,
At the same time, he lost about 10kg in the scene where he died in the swimming pool. He said,
He then revealed that there were hints for viewers that could not be said in the last scene. He revealed,
Lastly, Kim Joo Heon said that he was burdened even before filming “Big Mouth,” and that he wanted to be an actor who always showed a different appearance. He shared,
What did you think of Kim Joo Heon’s performance in Big mouth?