Hyun Bin says he got used to N. Korean accents after ‘Confidential Assignment’ series

Hyun Bin’s recent hit projects, like the action comedy film “Confidential Assignment” (2017) and the TV romantic comedy “Crash Landing On You” (2019), have something in common: Hyun played a North Korean character.

In “Confidential Assignment,” the actor took the role of Chol-ryong, an elite North Korean agent who is sent to Seoul to join an inter-Korean cooperation to capture a criminal. It drew a total of 7.81 million admissions in 2017, becoming the third most-watched film of that year.

His other North Korean soldier role, Jung-hyuk in “Crash Landing On You,” became a global heartthrob as the rom-com gained larger-than-expected popularity at home and abroad through Netflix.

This image provided by CJ ENM shows a scene from "Confidential Assignment 2: International." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

This image provided by CJ ENM shows a scene from “Confidential Assignment 2: International.” (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)