Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-gun: Best friends happy to act as rivals

If there was a zombie attack, what should Singaporeans do to survive? The actors offered some "tips" while they were in town to promote their new zombie movie Rampant.
Actors Jang Dong-gun (left) and Hyun Bin (right) at a press conference in Singapore to promote South Korean zombie movie Rampant yesterday. The film opens in cinemas here tomorrow.
Actors Jang Dong-gun (left) and Hyun Bin (right) at a press conference in Singapore to promote South Korean zombie movie Rampant yesterday. The film opens in cinemas here tomorrow. ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

South Korean stars Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-gun finally get to work together in zombie film Rampant

Signing on to film period zombie movie Rampant was a no-brainer for lead actors Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-gun as it finally gave the real-life best friends the chance to work together.

At a press conference to promote the film in Singapore yesterday afternoon, Jang, 46, says in Korean via a translator: "One of the main reasons I took on this movie was that I would get to act with Hyun Bin. When you're acting with someone who knows you so well, the chemistry is naturally there and you also feel more at ease.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2018, with the headline 'Best friends happy to act as rivals'. Print Edition | Subscribe