Actor Suh Ji Suk achieves his dream through the new MBC sitcom "Highkick3: Short-leg Counter-attack)".
Being a physical education teacher was Suh Ji Suk's childhood dream. In this sitcom, he plays Yoon Yoo Sun's younger brother Yoon Ji Suk who is a physical education teacher with the nickname "Mad Dog (미친 개, 瘋狗)". Upon hearing the news of his being selected to perform in this drama, Jisuk’s mother said to him, “Congratulations to you! This project leads to your dream.”
Suh Ji Suk says, "I feel really heappy to be included in PD Kim Byung Wook's sitcom in which I extremely would like to perform. Moreover, being a physical education teacher was definitely my childhood dream. I really enjoyed watching 'Highkick' when I served in the army. Unlike other sitcom, this sitcom is without restraint in its content but it delivers serious and positive subjects. I really want to perform in this sitcom filled with laughter and tears of the reality."
In addition, he says, "I anticipate playing my role which looks interesting when I read the script." Jisuk's costar Go Young Wook even comments, "Yoon Ji Suk is the most anticipated character."
Suh Ji Suk says, "In existing projects, I have not seen a character who excitedly screams with naughty voices. This is the first time I play this kind of hot-tempered role. Personally, I am a little bit shy and I expect that it would take a while for me to get familiar with new people and to act the character with opposite personality to mine." In Suh Ji Suk's opinion, the most anticipated character is Ahn Nae Sang's role. He says, "During the script reading session, It took my breath away when I saw senior actor Ahn Nae Sang's performance. I really anticipate Mr. Ahn Nae Sang's performance like Mr. Lee Soon Jae's performances in the series 1 and 2."
Please anticipate Suh Ji Suk's new transformation in the "Highkick3" which will be aired at 7:45pm starting from 9/19.
The official announcement of the Cast of “HIghkick 3” (6/29/2011):
The temporary name for this 3rd series of ‘Highkick’ is called – “Highkick 3, Short Leg Counter-attack
(高踢 3, 短腿的逆襲, 하이킥3, 짧은 다리의 역습)
Main Cast and Characters:
Ahn Nae Sang (안내상): After his role's company bankrupted,
his role always rests in his brother-in-law’s house overnight.
Yoon Yoo Sun (윤유선): Ahn Nae Sang’s role’s wife.
After her role's husband’s company bankrupted, her role has severe mood swings.
Yoon Kye Sang (윤계상): Yoon Yoo Sun’s role’s first younger brother.
His role is a healthcare doctor.
Suh Ji Suk (서지석): Yoon Yoo Sun’s role’s second younger brother.
His role is a high school Physical Education teacher.
Park Ha Sun (박하선): Her role is a Korean language teacher
working with Suh Ji Suk’s role in the same high school.
Crystal (크리스탈, Jung Soo Jung): Yoon Yoo Sun’s role’s daughter
who is wild high school student and would like to study abroad.
Lee Jong Suk (이종석): Yoon Yoo Sun’s son who is a high school student
and behaves like a comedian.
Kang Seung Yoon (강승윤): Lee Jong Suk’s role’s high school friend
whose father is a well-known congressman
and his role is very generous to those people he likes.
His role has common sense and has good command on English.
Kim Ji Won (김지원): Park Ha Sun’s role’s cousin.
Baek Jin Hee (백진희): Park Ha Sun’s role’s younger schoolmate,
who is full of energy.
"Highkick3", Pay attention to these people! Three Second-Handed New Stars Lee Juk-Go Young Wook-Suh Ji Suk
Here is the portion about Jisuk:
Suh Ji Suk has gained versatile experience in performances since his debut in 2001 but he is in the circumstance that he has not presented his best project to TV viewers yet. Thus, it is enticipated that he will show his active performance in "Highkick3". The reason is that he planted deep impression on TV viewers' minds when he performed in just one episode of "Hot Brothers" last year. In that episode, he showed his witty performance when he said the sentence, "The most memorable color of this world is ~ ", which became the most memorable issue of the "Hot Brothers-The Blind Dates".
Suh Ji Suk says, "I expect that the Yuna Kim's Kiss&Cry and the Highkick3 become the decisive turning points of my determination to be a multiplayer with acting skill and performing arts ability."
The poster of MBC’s sitcom “Highkick 3 – Short-legged Counter-attack” is made public.
On 8/26, MBC announces via the press release the poster photo shooting at MBC Ilsan Dream Center (일산 드림센터) on 8/16. Ahn Nae Sang, Yoon Yoon Sun and other 15 actors/actresses all participated in the photo shooting for the poster of the project, which elicits high expectation.
In particular, the actors and actresses who have become closer to one another through the prior script readings arrived at the site and greeted to their colleagues and staffs. They praised one another’s attires and behaved like a harmonious big family living together for a long time.
That day, these stars came luxurily in order to show the high quality visuals seen in fashion magazines. The black-colored attire and the performers’ attitudes deliver the deep message that this project is different from other sitcoms.
During the short break time of the photo shooting, around 100 people including actors, actresses, hair-styliests, makeup artists, coordinators, and etc. accomplished this poster photo shooting. One of the production team who supervised this event said, “Although lots of posters have to be taken, it seems that this is for the first time this kind of large-scale staffs and personnels are mobilized.”
It took much longer to grasp the best images of all 15 actors and actresses. To cheer for the colleagues, Yoon Kye Sang and Suh Ji Suk said, “This photo goes for life. Way to go! Smile!” which made other actors and actresses laugh.
[Korea Daily News] 8/23/2011
On 8/24, actor Suh Ji Suk and others will come to film onsite. Last week, actor Yoon Kye Sang participated in the filming at the Gyungju City (慶州市) for "Hikick 3".
A source of the production team states, "We prepare to film 6 days a week." Two episodes have been filmed last week and have received lots of loves from people highly anticipating this drama.
The first filming of the new MBC sitcom “Short-legged Counter-Attack” is scheduled on 8/10.
On 8/3, according to the source of the production team, the filming schedule to embark on the full-scaled preparation has been conveyed to the actors and actresses of this sitcom.
The script practice held on 7/22 was for the full blooming of the first filming. The PD Kim Byung Wook, the production team fully utilized the time they had to give instructions to the attending cast.
Especially, it is planned that the first filming location will be at New Zealand (뉴질랜드, 纽西兰) to film the past scenes of the storylines, which attract people’s attentions because it is unusual for a sitcom to film in a foreign location.
This 3rd series of the “Hichkick” sitcom has been attracting people’s attentions and becomes the highest anticipated project of the second half of this year.
This sitcom’s performers include Ahn Nae Sang, Yoon Yoo Sun, Yoon Kye Sang, Suh Ji Suk, Hong Soon Chang, Lee Jong Suk, Crystal, Park Ha Sun, Kang Seung Yoon, Julien Kang, Park Ji Sun, Lee Juk, Yoon Kun, Go Young Wook, Baek Jin Hee, and Kim Ji Won. The first broadcasting day will be on 9/19, following the final episode of ‘All My Love (몽땅내사랑)’.
7/22/2011, The first script reading of the "Highkick 3" cast and crew
Ahn Nae Sang and Yoon Yoo Sun collaborate to play an unusual couple.
In the drama, the special effect company run by Ahn Nae Sang’s role faces bankruptcy. He becomes the most unfortunate person and lives in the home of his wife’s first brother (played by Yoon Kye Sang). His personality is quite simple and self-centered. He single-handedly makes his family safe and sound. He is comical and is interested in making his body well-built.
Yoon Yoo Sun plays Ahn Nae Sang’s role’s wife. Originally, she was a typical housewife. However, she shows symptoms of menopause with constant emotional ups and downs due to the stress suffered after her husband’s company underwent bankruptcy. Her husband leaves home to search the true self via the Islam religion, which makes her suspicious of her husband’s ‘being crazy’.
After the menopause, she becomes pessimistic. Thus, she has a habit of often testing if she is out of her mind through her son’s friend Seung Yoon (승윤). She is quite an extraordinary funny ajuma.
The triangle love relationship among Suh Ji Suk – Park Ha Sun – Go Young Wook is extremely interesting.
Go Young Wook’s role who came from a poor family is preparing the exam to become a 9th-level public service personnel. Ha saves the life of Park Ha Sun who is almost drowned. Then, they date each other. Although he has to spend lots of time in studying for the big exam, he is such a romantic person trying his best to spare time to accompany Ha Sun.
Ha Sun, a very nice Korean language high school teacher, can’t reject Go Young Wook’s courtship, so she and he are always together.
However, the Physical Education teacher Yoon Ji Suk (played by Suh Ji Suk) has a one-way-love towards Ha Sun. Although Jisuk majors in and is good at sports, he teaches Ha Sun the art of self-defense by using an item like a pencil to defend herself. But, he is such a huhdang (허당) character that he is stabbed by the item like a pencil and is sent to the hospital by an ambulance.
Although Jisuk is not doing so well in front of women, he is thinking about confess his love to Ha Sun after he meets Go Young Wook.
Eventually, Jisuk and Ha Sun can't have chemistry to be together. Instead, Jisuk and Kye Sang have "Man-Man (남남, 男男) chemistry" through the climax of comedy.
Jisuk, who is ignorant to same extent and is weak in front of women, and Kye Sang who has social isolation disorder but has a warm heart, form a pair of “huhdang brothers”, and they will present lively and off-the-wall characters in front of TV viewers.
Ahn Nae Sang – Yoon Yoo Sun couple’s son Ahn Jong Suk and daughter Ahn Soo Jung are played by Lee Jong Suk and Crystal. Moreover, Lee Jong Suk and his best friend Kang Keung Yoon are responsible to elicit laughter from the new generation fans in front of the TV.
The PD Kim Byung Wook of the “Highkick 3” evaluates the main leads during an interview.
Suh Ji Suk (he plays Yoon Yoo Sun’s role’s younger brother who is a high school PE teacher) = I consider Suh Ji Suk being underrated. He has shown the playboy side of image via variety entertainment programs such as “Enjoy Today”. He has a really nice face and image and I feel sorry when he fails to appeal with his charm. There are plenty of spaces to draw out his potential, and I see that possibility. He had a guest appearance in the “Highkick 2”, and his internal mellow acting skill matches his image, which is similar to Daniel Choi’s rushing & dashing as well as comical performances shown in the drama “The World Within (그들이 사는 세상)”.