Actor Ko Soo stars as a fire fighter in his latest film "Love 911," which is due to be released on Dec. 19. He plays the role of a heart-broken man who blames himself for not being able to save his wife from illness when his very job is to save people in danger.
Since his debut in 1998, Ko primarily built up his career in TV dramas until he had to take time out for his mandatory military service in 2006. Since he was discharged, he has been focusing on films instead. He wrapped up "The Front Line" last year.
"I wanted to make films from very early on in my career, but I didn't feel confident enough. I finally plucked up the courage after leaving the military and I became increasingly attracted to movies, especially the quick and intense production schedules," he said.
"Whether a film is commercially successful is not the be all and end all -- it's just a bonus. Being able to enjoy the whole process, and being able to feel proud of the work you've done, is also very important."
"Having to find a new project every three to five months keeps me on my toes, and I think it's keeping me from getting old. But I'm worried that my image and looks may be overshadowing my talent as an actor," he added.
"In the past, I thought I was too young, and I avoided new types of roles because I felt I wasn't good enough, that I wasn't ready. But now there are so many things I want to do. My looks may have helped me to come this far so far, but from now on I'll work harder to be regarded as an actor who has nothing but passion for acting."