|▲ [Z-Site] 'Sidereus' Ko Young-bin "Galieo, Laying stress on the script rather than historical fact...I want to express passion and shout"|
[Zenith News=Yoori Lim] Actor Ko Young-bin explained things he cared about when playing the real character Galileo.
A press call for the musical 'Sidereus' was held at the mid-size Theater Black at Chungmu Art Center in Heungin-dong, Jung-gu Seoul in the afternoon of the 24th. Director Kim Dong-yeon, composer Lee Yoo-jung, and actors Ko Young-bin, Jung Min, Park Min-sung, Shin Sung-min, Jung Wook-jin, Shin Joo-hyeop, Kim Bojeong and Na Ha-na attended the event.
In the previous musical '1446', Ko Young-bin played the historical figure 'Taejong'. Regarding his role 'Galileo', who was a real person, Ko Young-bin said, "I always feel a lot of pressure when I take on a new work. In the case of '1446', it was Taejong, and it was important how much closer we could go since we knew a lot about historical facts".
"It's embarrassing when it comes to Galileo because I didn't have that much knowledge on him. I've been worried a lot about what it would be like if you ask me too professional questions today" he said. "(People) always seem to be looking at something against the current situation. This is Galileo, but I thought I wanted to express the character's will and cries on stage".
Moreover, Ko Youngbin said "Rather than studying Galileo's achievements or historical facts, I approached it more according to the script on how this person would have wanted to speak, how much this person studied, how much he wanted to shout at people" adding, "I don't know how others analyzed it, but the feeling of the name 'Galileo Galilei' itself was so interesting. So I thought I should use the feelings that I got from the name of this character. His name is quirky fun. That's what I felt. I am practicing and performing the role Galieo, whom I play to deliver the passion and shout of this character movingly to the audience", explaining what he focused on when playing the role.
Meanwhile, the musical 'Sidereus' features two scholars, Kepler and Galileo, on a journey to find the truth about the tabooed heliocentric theory. It will performed at the Chungmu Arts Center's Theater Black until June 30th.
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