[news] Rain Says Al Pacino Is His Hero

Korean singer and actor Rain said he wants to work with his"hero" Al Pacino someday.

MTV presented a question and answer session between the Korean pop star and his fans in time with the release of the first full clip from the action flick "Ninja Assassin," in which Rain plays a starring role.

Asked whether there is any action star he would like to team up with for a movie, Rain said, "When I was young, `Scarface' was my favorite film. Al Pacino is my hero. I want to work with him."

Rain said he sustained lots of cuts on his body while acting for the new film, which hits theaters Nov. 25.

"I have lots of cuts on my body. When I was doing a stunt, even though everyone took care of me, I still got hurt a lot," he said.

Rain told his fans that diet was the hardest part of the training he went through for the movie.

"I ate chicken breast for eight months with vegetables. That was terrible. No sugar. No salt. I don't want to eat chicken breast anymore. I like junk food, French fries, hamburgers ― I love it," he said.

He indicated that in the future he will make an English-language album for international fans.

"I don't have plans yet for an English album, but I will. Please wait for me," he said.

The young Korean actor is already a pop-culture phenomenon in Korea. Now, with his first starring role, he seems poised to earn some new fans in the States.

Filmed in Berlin, Germany, the action adventure movie is produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers.

Korea Times

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