Agreeing to a project like Connect was a no-brainer for the actor, and a lot to do with that decision was the opportunity to work with the Japanese director Miike Takashi, who is best known for his dark, surreal and violent films such as Audition, Ichi The Killer, the Dead Or Alive trilogy and 13 Assassins.
“I think I connected with director Takashi on set,” said Jung. “In the series, my character has his eye stolen from him, and that is how he gets connected to Jin-seop (the serial killer). But while filming the series, I felt like I was very much aligned with director Takashi. I felt that we were looking into the same direction and shared the same vision for what we want to create. So, working with him on set was fascinating to me.”
Jung will “always be open to working with Takashi”, he added.
“(I’m just worried that) we might become disconnected because we are done shooting Connect,” he quipped with a laugh.
Connect is now streaming on Disney+.