I love the angst in “Pride and Prejudice” even more when it rubs up against moments of humor. Choi Woo-Shik is an example of one of my favorite kinds of actors: the hard-working folks in the background. I often can’t remember their characters’ names, but the shows wouldn’t be the same without them.
In 2012’s “Rooftop Prince,” for instance, Choi played one of the prince’s three loyal followers, the one in the yellow tracksuit. If you’ve seen the show, you immediately know who I’m talking about, even if you don’t remember the character’s name. The cross-dressing one with a talent for gathering information and a passion for ketchup? It’s possible I never knew his name in the first place. Those colorful tracksuits were helpful. But even if I don’t remember his character’s name, he helped create the show’s good-natured silliness.
Since 2011 Choi has had a busy career—at least ten dramas—playing sidekicks, sons and stepbrothers. The quality of the supporting actors isn’t make or break, but it can make the difference between a show that is merely good and one that is outstanding.
Here’s a gallery of a few of the screencaps I’ve stored up just because Prosecutor Lee makes me laugh. And thank you to all the actors and actresses who put their heart and soul into supporting roles!