Go Kyung Pyo Explains Why He Doesn’t Always Want To Play Lead Roles in Dramas

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Go Kyung Pyo has other dreams for himself as an actor.

The past decade has been fruitful for Go Kyung Pyo, although he mostly spent his early years as part of Saturday Night Live Korea. Still, he appeared in several dramas, including My Cute Guys.

It did not take him a long time before he scored more popularity for his role in Reply 1988. From there, he led more dramas like Chicago Typewriter, Strongest Deliveryman, Private Lives, and Cross.

As he has different types of roles, the actor recently revealed why he wants to become a flexible actor.

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Go Kyung Pyo Still Wants To Play Minor Roles

Despite being a known actor, Go Kyung Pyo said he does not obsess over lead roles. Instead, he wants to play “meaty roles.”

Ahead of the release of his comedy film 6/45, the actor sat for an interview with The Korea Times and opened up about his career as an actor. Per Go Kyung Pyo, he remains open to playing a supporting or cameo role.

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For instance, he recently starred in Decision to Leave and played the role of Hae Joon’s junior colleague named, Soo Wan.

"At some point, after I landed on a lead role, I started to realize that I should try out more diverse roles. My goal was to become an actor, not a lead actor. I think it's important that I get to experiment with various roles," he said.

Aside from the film, he is set to appear in the upcoming Netflix film Seoul Vibe, MonWedFriTuesThursSat, and Connect.

Go Kyung Pyo explained that his trait of not being picky started when his mother died. At that time, he reportedly reset his life and try to be grateful for the chances he gains.

Go Kyung Pyo Initially Hated Comedy

From being a regular cast member of SNL Korea, he scored a spot in the horror comedy film Horror Stories II. The actor told the news outlet that he initially hated comedy but eventually appreciated the genre.

"I hated comedy when I was young. I wanted to play cool, interesting characters. Then there was a time when I saw the audience's positive reaction to my comedic acting. It was rewarding to hear their laughter," he said.

Go Kyung Pyo’s new comedy film, 6/45, will premiere on August 24.

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