Charlie Hunnam was emaciated and had lost 20 pounds for the last season of Sons of Anarchy (2008). During auditions, Guy Ritchie was very bothered by his look though he liked his performance and asked him 4 times during the process about his poor physique and ‘What was the heaviest he had been’. Hunnam said that when Ritchie brought up the 4th time, he knew that the physicality of Arthur was very important to Ritchie. He promised Ritchie that he would get into incredible shape for Arthur and to prove his fitness for the part, offered to physically fight the other two finalists - Henry Cavill and Jai Courtney. Hunnam told Ritchie, “Look, dude, you keep bring this up, the physicality. Its obviously your primary concern. So if you want to do away with all this auditioning bollocks, I’ll fucking fight those other two dudes. I know who they are. You can bring them both in here. I’ll fight them both. The one who walks out the door gets the job.” Hunnam won the role after this.
Charlie proving that you can take the boy out of charming, but you cannot take charming out of the boy xD
This is more to organize my thoughts about Seungbae because this last chapter was a refreshing break from Sangwoo’s antics, and I’m honestly surprised by the vehement and angry backlash Seungbae has been receiving?
He’s not meant to be a perfect cop operating within the parameters of the law because that would be way less entertaining, and the point would be moot because if there was a competent police force to begin with then it’s likely Sangwoo would have been caught. Remember that even though Seungbae was demoted, he’s this supposed hotshot detective from Seoul that this smaller police force doesn’t like. His rogue actions fit almost perfectly into the Cowboy Cop trope. Because Killing Stalking is almost purely about conflict, there’s more than one antagonist. Sangwoo against Bum, Bum against himself, Seungbae against Sangwoo, Seungbae against bureaucracy, etc.
Outwardly, Seungbae seems crazy to his peers but to us, the omniscient readers who see everything, he fucking figured out the whole thing. That’s something we shouldn’t forget about, his perception and intuition is clearly sharp. He got a good sense of Sangwoo’s fake ass personality in the beginning, while everyone else is still on his dick (literally and figuratively). It’s not just dumb luck, dumb luck would be stumbling upon physical evidence to solve a case.
Seungbae is spot on and we all know it, his main issue is gathering the evidence for it, but this webtoon might go on for a couple more seasons and we just began the second one so we have plenty of time to see how Seungbae’s case develops.
Also people taking the scenes between his coworker and the club boy way too seriously, it’s not that deep.