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  • Um Tae-woong the Living Action Legend Reborn as 'Man Who Walks Across Walls?"
  • [2013-07-22]



  •  A "resurrected" Um Tae-woong showcases action skills of the gods. This time, he becomes the man who walks on walls wearing a mask. 

     
    In the 5th episide of The Blade and Petal(written by Kwon Min-soo, directed by Kim Yong-soo & Park Jin-seok) which aired on July 17th, Um Tae-woong's character Yeon Chung is able to save his life due to his father, Yeongaesomun(played by Choi Min-soo)'s practical ingenuity. The episode forecast Um's "live action" such as running across walls and jumping from it as soon as he comes back alive. 
     
    In the 18th episode of The Blade and Petal which aired on July 18th, Um showcases extremely difficult action scenes including moving freely from left to right and bottom to top on huge stones. Even using wires, it is difficult even for stunt actors to stand up straight perpendicular to the wall, or run across it. Um Tae-woong said he was "Itching for some action" after his character was "dead" for some time. He was able to prove he was "alive" by flying across walls on the Mungyeong set of the drama on July 15th. 
     
    Um is known for his strength and endurance due to years of exercise. He also tries to carry out his own action scenes instead of using a stunt double. His passion for acting has created fabulous action sequences like the martial arts test to become a palace guard, and the masked line action scene when he rescues the Princess(played by Kim Ok-bin) and Crown Prince(played by Lee Min-ho). 
     
    During filming for the latest scene, Um continuously "walked" the wall and jumped. The staff members on set said Um became so comfortable attached to wires that they felt like they were a part of the props and Um was able to carry out the scene with ease just like a professional stunt actor. As he finished the scene he was given a round of applause from everyone on set.

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