I am not too sure if this has been shared here but I was surprised when I chanced upon a translation. So, here's my contribution for the day Evaluation by the weapons instructor; Who is the Real Gunman in Vagabond?
The drama Vagabond which was released through SBS and Netflix on September 20, received a lot of attention since it was produced. Apart from being a masterpiece, the company has made several new efforts in introducing this full-scale Korean spy drama, both domestically and internationally. Previously, director Yoo In Sik revealed the reasons he chose Lee Seung Gi and Bae Suzy, namely LSG's military background of the special forces and final casting of Suzy. Director Yoo even reportedly offered the role of Cha Dal Gun to Lee Seung Gi when the actor was still in military. For the sake of the totality of the work, the actors underwent tactical training to enhance the deepening of their roles for several months before filming began. Reporting from Military Professional Reporter Tae Sang Ho, let's find out who is the real shooter in Vagabond based on the evaluation results from instructors who trained the main actors.
Lee Seung Gi (Cha Dal Gun): Trained Gunman
Lee Seung Gi who served in the ROK SWC Army Special Warfare Command, Black Panther, he completed his jump training very well and underwent close combat training without weapons, which is difficult even for ordinary soldiers. His instructor in the military remembered him as a serious soldier who hardly gave up. It was proven that he was known as a certified Military Warrior. When preparing for Vagabond, this aspect of him was revealed to the media. The training went very smoothly thanks to his extraordinary basic tactical knowledge and familiarity with other types of firearms. The instructor said he was a well-trained armed man. Instead of showing concern, the instructor told him "Your character in the drama is a stuntman. Shouldn't you pretend to be a little amateurish?"
Bae Suzy (Go Hae Ri): An unexpected lady who gets 100 points in martial arts
In terms of physical aspect and appearance, there are definitely no sharp objects or weapons that match her. Therefore, the firing and tactics instructor for Vagabond was worried whether she could attend basic tactical education before undergoing full-scale training. But on the field, even though there were many action scenes while filming in Morocco, she was able to do all the scenes without any problems and received a standing ovation from local Moroccan and Korean staff for her success. The instructor shared his metaphorical impression of her, "The youngest child who was not expected to be better actually received a hundred in school."
Shin Sung Rok (Ki Tae Woong): The Hard Worker
The role of Shin Sung Rok is Ki Tae Woong, head of NIS. During shooting practice, he was the team leader. Trained tactical personnel would feel tired when they have to shoot more than 400 shots a day. But he impressed the instructor by voluntarily learning to shoot more even though he did not use any real weapons. The results of not betraying his efforts were proven during the shooting process which went on smoothly. Instructor's evaluation for him, "Gi Tae Woong, a young man from a rich family who really grew up as a leader."
Yu Tae Oh (Jeremy): "What can't you do?"
In Vagabond, Yu Tae Oh who plays an international mercenary named Jeremy, is fluent in English, German, and other languages. He said he had never dealt with firearms and personally did not like weapons. But when tactical training took place, he showed extraordinary talent in mastering weapons and tactics. The instructor said to him, "What can't you do?" It was rumored that he spoke about this for a long time.
Lee Ki Young (Kang Ju Cheol): The Hidden Master
Actor Lee Ki Young plays the role of Kang Ju Cheol, chief instructor of NIS. He said he didn't often deal with firearms in Vagabond, but he surprised everyone in a shooting scene. His knowledge of firearms and his abilities are just like an expert. The staff and weapons instructors in the field were amazed by his shooting skills until he was dubbed the Hidden Master.
Choi Dae Cheol (Kim Do Su): Shooting King / Destructive King
He was the actor who did the most shooting scenes in Vagabond. He appears as a defector from a North Korean special force named Kim Do Su who tried to kill Cha Dal Gun several times. He underwent complete weapons and tactical training which includes North Korean dialect and various firearms to fulfill his role. In particular, in order to match the character of the North Korean defector, he had to practice using special, rarely known firearms such as AK. The instructor said, "One of his best efforts was that he even treated the instructors barbecue when they had to practice on their own, even on a Sunday." The instructor called him the King of Shooting or King of Destruction because he has many shooting scenes and there were always explosive scenes in every appearance.
Park Ah In (Lily): Goddess of Death
In Vagabond, Park Ah In plays the serial killer named Lily. As a murderer, she spends a lot of time training in basic tactics because she has to deal with various weapons. When there is no regular training schedule, she will borrow a training gun and practice in a moving car. Lily is a character that is very difficult to digest because she has both weak and strong appearances simultaneously, but she plays it perfectly. The instructor regarded her as a wild lily.
Ryuwon (Mickey): The Sponge
Ryuwon is the youngest actress to undergo tactical training while filming Vagabond. She said maybe she was born to use a firearm, but the instructor did not really believe her until she showed the ability behind her innocent face. The instructor's nickname for her was The Sponge, because she was able to absorb everything well during the training .
PS. I am concluding that Mickey was the one who killed Michael. Look at her build and those lips!