source: KBS Global
A protagonist of “G.I. Joe 2,” Dwayne Johnson, praised the actor Lee Byung Hun very highly at a meeting with Korean reporters after he finished a press conference for his movie “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” held at Le Meridien Taipei on January 17. He talked about various episodes with Lee Byung Hun at the meeting. Lee Byung Hun will appear in “G.I. Joe 2” after he had appeared in “G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra” by playing the Cobra organization’s secret weapon named “Storm Shadow.” Dwayne Johnson said, “I became a friend of Lee Byung Hun while we were filming ‘G.I. Joe 2’ together. It was such a great experience with him. He is an actor who has great presence.
I was drawn to him right after we first met. We had dinner together and hung out since then. He is very humble even though he shows confidence in everything. He shows his tremendous presence in the movie. I liked his action as well as his acting. He is an excellent actor.” He also talked about a situation when Lee said a joke to him. He said, “One day when we had a filming schedule, Lee Byung Hun came to me and asked whether there was a scene in which I took off my top, and I answered ‘no’ and asked why he wanted to know. He answered, ‘I have to take off my top today and I am just worried whether my appearance would be compared with yours.’ I laughed after hearing what he answered.”
Dwayne Johnson was once a professional wrestler with the nickname of “The Rock” who was very popular in the American professional wrestling league World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). After he debuted as an actor, he appeared in movies such as “The Scorpion King,” “The Mummy 2,” and “Fast & Furious: Unlimited,” and he still often appears at professional wrestling competition. He is very popular in the USA, and the movie “G.I. Joe 2,” in which he appears, will be released in the first half of this year.