‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Alum Shows Off Vintage Truck in Message to ‘F9’ Co-Star: ‘California Don’t Know Anything About These’

by Matthew Memrick

“NCIS: New Orleans” alum Lucas Black shot back at his “Fast and Furious” co-star friend Sung-Ho Kang’s car love in a social media post recently.

“Sung, what’s going on. You got the old fancy cars and fixing them up,” Black said in his video. “That’s how we do it in Alabama.”

“Look at that. Clean right there. That’s how we roll down here in Alabama,” Black proclaimed.

Black starred in 2006’s “Fast and Furious: Toyko Drift” with Kang and Furious 7 and F9 in minor or cameo roles.

As the third in the movie’s franchise, it made over $158 million worldwide. Kang mentored Black in the movie’s plot. Conversely, Kang, 49, found his way into five of the films. 

In CinemaBlend.com, Black talked about his small role in F9 with his friend, Kang, in mind.

“I wanted to portray that side of Sean (Black’s character) that he learned from Han (Kang),” Black said. “(That said) that he learned life lessons and wisdom. I wanted there to be some sort of significance in how he would be a part of the team and part of the family.”

Black, whose “NCIS: New Orleans” run recently ended, is from Alabama. The 38-year old actor was born in Decatur and grew up in Speake. Recently, the actor has documented his love of fishing on YouTube.com.

With F9’s release, the “NCIS: New Orleans” actor talked about living out his faith and his recent significant roles in a sports podcast. Black played Pee Wee Reece in 2013’s “42” with the late Chadwick Boseman.

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Alum, ‘F9’ Co-Star Share Friendship Through Cars

Interestingly enough, Sung grew up in Georgia with stops in Clarkson and Gainesville. Afterward, he ended up in California for high school with his family.

In the defunct Automobile magazine, Sung said that filming the Fast & Furious film franchise rekindled a long-dormant interest in cars. Kang said he remembered watching an elderly neighbor restore vintage cars in his youth.  

Next up, Kang has a role in the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. In June, he teased his character’s “sexual deliciousness” in a Comicbook.com interview. Beyond the quote, he couldn’t say more about the role.

He did say he appreciated the “Fast and Furious” fan support over the years.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, this whole Fast & Furious journey,” Kang said. “How do you get killed off multiple times and keep coming back? Like, come on. This is crazy.”

Subsequently, Kang talked about his work.

“In my own Hollywood struggle as an Asian-American, in your darkest hours, you go, ‘Wow, there are actually people from all over the world that appreciate what I did with that character,’” he said.