After the recent conclusion of the second season of tvN’s “Forest of Secrets,” “Forest of Secrets 2” producing director (PD) Park Hyun Suk sat down for an interview to speak about his expertise filming the hit drama!
“Forest of Secrets” (also called “Stranger”) is a drama about an impassive prosecutor (performed by Cho Seung Woo) and a warm-hearted police officer (performed by Bae Doona) who be part of forces to uncover corruption and remedy hidden mysteries.
While the primary season—which aired in 2017—was directed by Ahn Gil Mo, PD Park Hyun Suk took over for the highly-anticipated second season this yr. The director remarked, “Despite my shortcomings, I believe that I used to be in a position to easily join Season 1 and Season 2, so I’m a bit relieved. I’m endlessly grateful to the viewers who loved the drama and accepted its sincerity.”
Early on in its run, “Forest of Secret 2” obtained blended reactions from viewers, with some praising the variations from Season 1 and others expressing disappointment on the modifications within the drama.
“I actually was a fan of Season 1 of ‘Forest of Secrets,’ so I anticipated that sort of [mixed response],” revealed Park Hyun Suk. “I did put aside my very own particular person directing model from the very starting, however I believe that I used to be nonetheless missing in some ways.”
“I really needed [Season 2] to be extra like Season 1, and I used to be regretful that they may not be extra alike as a result of time had handed and issues had modified,” he continued. “The author additionally had new points and totally different subject material in thoughts whereas engaged on Season 2, so I believe these sorts of modifications have been very pure. The message of the story was already absolutely fashioned within the script by the author, so my purpose as a director was merely to painting that message unmarred.”
Park Hyun Suk additionally humbly gave the solid of “Forest of Secrets 2” all of the credit score for the drama’s recognition—significantly stars Bae Doona and Cho Seung Woo, whose appearing he couldn’t appear to reward sufficient.
“In my opinion, ‘Forest of Secrets’ is the drama that it’s due to Cho Seung Woo and Bae Doona,” stated the PD. “I consider it as a drama that these two actors constructed.”
He continued, “From their capacity to know the script to their appearing abilities, the way in which they create chemistry with their appearing companions and their thoughtful method—they’re actors that shock you in each method. I believe it might be correct to say that I used to be in awe of Cho Seung Woo’s and Bae Doona’s appearing throughout every second of filming.”
The director went on to recall, “While modifying their scenes, I’d uncover new particulars every time I rewatched their appearing. In specific, I felt just like the scenes that pit the the 2 collectively managed to precise the deepest depths of the script, in a method that we hadn’t even imagined pre-production. I used to be completely happy to have the ability to work along with them.”
Park Hyun Suk additionally spoke fondly about his expertise working with the solid on set.
“Watching our solid act earlier than my eyes was a really wonderful expertise,” he shared. “The solid actually made the characters vivid and introduced them to life, and the teamwork between the actors was unparalleled. Because they’re all people who find themselves so exceptionally gifted at appearing, I used to be consistently stunned on set throughout filming.”
He added, “Filming went easily. It was a shoot by which all I needed to do was arrange a spot by which the actors might act comfortably. I believe the solid’s appearing performs the largest function in making ‘Forest of Secrets’ ‘Forest of Secrets.’ I’d prefer to thank the actors for filling the drama with their spectacular appearing.”
When requested to call his favourite new character from Season 2, Park Hyun Suk replied, “If I had to decide on only one, it’d be Choi Bit. Not simply because the character is cool, however as a result of actress Jeon Hye Jin agreed to take the function although she was very anxious that the character’s picture overlapped loads together with her earlier roles.”
Following the conclusion of “Forest of Secrets 2,” the drama’s producers revealed that they’re presently discussing the potential for returning for a 3rd season—and the second season’s open ending has viewers desperately hoping for extra.
“We don’t know but whether or not a 3rd season shall be produced,” stated Park Hyun Suk. “But to cite Cho Seung Woo, who stated that even Season 2 wouldn’t have been doable with out the followers: if we do return with Season 3, it might all be due to the followers’ love and assist.”
“Of course, if the drama does find yourself getting a Season 3,” he humbly remarked, “I believe that there can be higher selections [for director] than me.”
However, he added, “As a fan of ‘Forest of Secrets,’ I’d be honored if I obtained a suggestion to direct.”
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