par Lily Alice, avril 18, 2024

Actor Heo Sung Tae sheds his villain image and returns to the small screen as a passionate detective driven by justice in Crash. 

The actor takes on the role of Jung Chae Man, the team leader of the Traffic Crime Investigation (TCI) squad, who formed the team by handpicking each member, each of whom he considers a hidden gem, and serves as a supportive leader, aiding his team members in developing their skills. 

Heo Sung Tae described his character as the linchpin of the team, who takes care of the team members, knows how to draw the big picture, and is a leader who values justice.

Having portrayed villain roles in the past, Heo Sung Tae expressed that he saw this role as a challenge. The one who inspired this challenge was director Park Joon Woo. The actor said, "The time we spent shooting together was really great. When such a great director said he thinks that I, who has played many villain roles, can play the role of Jung Chae Man well, there is no reason not to do it." 

The actor pointed out that Jung Chae Man's charm lies in his silliness. Moreover, Jung Chae Man's hobby of quoting Chinese idioms and ancient poems, with Heo Sung Tae's comic acting added, is expected to bring comic relief in Crash. 

Heo Sung Tae also commented on the team, stating, "The team's synergy is amazing. We couldn't be more united as a team."

He continued, "I was fascinated by actor Lee Min Ki's cool and unpretentious demeanor. Any actor will find it easy to collaborate with Kwak Sun Young. She's a truly talented actress. Actor Lee Ho Chul, with whom I've worked for the fourth time in the same production, was very amiable, and actress Choi Moon Hee, the youngest, actively contributed as the mood maker on set, so I'm grateful to her for that." 

Heo Sung Tae's wish is for Crash to be watched by many people. He said, "When I first received the script, I found it fascinating that it handled such a heavy issue easily." 

He revealed the reason for choosing the drama, saying, "I thought it [traffic crime] was something many people should be aware of," and didn't forget to urge people to tune in, adding, "It's a drama full of joys and sorrows, so please look forward to it."

Crash will premiere on May 13. More news about the K-drama's global OTT streaming service is yet to come.