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Friday 26 December 2014

Kang ready for Fast And Furious end

Sun Kang, far right, with the Fast And Furious 6 cast
Sun Kang, far right, with the Fast And Furious 6 cast

Sung Kang has revealed he is ready to say goodbye to his Fast And Furious alter-ego Han Seoul-Oh.

The Korean actor, who has played the character in four films from 2006's Tokyo Drift, admitted it could be time to start a new chapter after Han is seen being killed at the end of the sixth film Fast And Furious 6 - which is a prequel to Tokyo Drift.

While the 41-year-old would like to return for the upcoming seventh instalment, he told Entertainment Weekly he hopes it would be a feasible storyline, saying: "I hope we don't get to that point (of resurrecting dead characters). I feel like it's a proper send-off, don't you? It's time to close the book.

"It was refreshing, to have this final send-off for Han, and show why Han is the way he is when he's in Tokyo. Having that relationship with Gisele (Gal Gadot), it really explains why his soul is so old in Tokyo Drift," he added.

Sung is proud to have gotten the opportunity to play Han for almost a decade.

"The franchise has basically given me a career. Pre-Tokyo Drift, I was like: 'Am I gonna play Yakuza #1 and Chinese Waiter #2 for the rest of my life? Is America even ready for an Asian face that speaks English, that doesn't do Kung Fu?'" he said.

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese and Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges are expected to reprise their roles in the seventh Fast And Furious film, which is rumoured to start shooting in the summer.

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