At the press screening for the upcoming movie "Helios", idol-actor Choi Siwon of Super Junior discussed the key difference between his activities as an idol and as an actor.
At the event, held at the Lotte Cinema, Siwon said, "Before I debuted with Super Junior, I appeared in the movie 'Battle of Wits', and the Chinese film industry seems to remember that [movie] a lot. [Since then], I've become more careful to refrain from making any errors [when acting]."
As to the difference between singing and acting projects, Siwon said that when you make a mistake on stage with your group, most people will understand and move on. "Acting is different. There's a more heightened sense of responsibility when it comes to solo activities," Siwon said, saying that since acting is an individual endeavor, there are more rooms for criticism.
Siwon is one of the more proficient idol-actors who made a successful transition into the realms of drama series and movies. His Chinese movie, "Dragon Blade", was released in February this year and is top-billed by Hollywood stars Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody, and John Cusack.
In interview, Siwon also said that the actor-director relationship in Hong Kong provides for a very comfortable working environment.
"Helios" is a Hong Kong action thriller movie about spies in Korea, China, and Hong Kong joining forces to steal a nuclear device for their countries' benefit. The movie will premiere on May 28. The movie stars a roster of top actors and actresses from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and South Korea.