Kang Hong Seok not too long ago sat down in an interview, the place he talked about what it was like engaged on “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim,” working with solid members resembling Hwang Bo Ra, Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young, and extra.
The actor appeared within the recently-concluded “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” as Lee Young Joon’s (Park Seo Joon) chief secretary Yang Cheol. Though he possessed an intimidating exterior, he was filled with lovable sweetness that captured the hearts of girls. Many liked his romance with the chief of Lee Young Joon’s division Bong Se Ra (performed by Hwang Bo Ra) for its comedic, romantic moments.
Kang Hong Seok started the interview by revealing how he got here to look within the drama. He shared, “The firm first gave me the supply to audition, so I learn the script. In it, Yang Cheol felt like a reserved, easy chief secretary. I met with the producers, however it didn’t really feel like I used to be auditioning. Rather, it felt like I had met some good folks.”
On his character’s growth, he defined, “Even to start with when Yang Cheol didn’t do a lot, the director stored promising me, ‘There are going to be moments that present your strengths,’ and in the long run, he even put within the scene of me singing. He fulfilled precisely what he stated he would. This drama is one which I’m actually grateful for.”
“The director was actually like his nickname ‘god Joon Hwa,’” Kang Hong Seok commented. He laughed and added, “On set, he referred to as me ‘prince.’ The director created the singing scene, however I used to be embarrassed as a result of I personally felt I sang badly. The day earlier than, we completed filming late, and since we needed to movie that scene the subsequent morning, I couldn’t sing very properly. I can sing higher than that, in order that was a bit regretful.”
Kang Hong Seok additionally talked about his romance with Hwang Bo Ra. The actor commented, “In the start, I didn’t even take into account a romance with Hwang Bo Ra. The director informed me, ‘Hong Seok, you’re really fairly cute regardless of your look,’ and he really made my character like that. He by no means assured a love line, however he made it occur. I had at all times solely performed one-sided crushes, however since my on-screen accomplice checked out me with such love, it made me wish to act much more.”
He praised the actress’s persona in actual life and shared, “Hwang Bo Ra is a very nice individual. We had an amazing ping pong-like chemistry the place we bounced forwards and backwards. She appears stylish on the surface, however she’s very heat. This was my first time performing romantic on tv, and I’m very grateful that she was my accomplice. She actually took care of me. These days, she jokes round and says, ‘You must deal with me,’ and ‘It could be good if we might shoot a business collectively.’ I wish to make her want come true.” He laughed and added, “I hope some [commercial deals] are available in.”
Kang Hong Seok additionally talked about what it was like working together with his different co-stars, Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young. The actor defined, “Even although he should have been drained whereas filming, [Park Seo Joon] was at all times smiling and vibrant. I believe he most likely didn’t sleep for greater than two hours. As a colleague, I assumed he was an incredible actor.”
He continued, “Park Min Young wasn’t choosy in any respect, and is an easy-going actor. I used to be so completely satisfied to have labored with each of them.”
Kang Hong Seok shared what the drama meant to him as properly, saying, “‘What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim’ might be my first actually necessary drama on tv. Before, my followers informed me that my most memorable characters had been Lola from the musical ‘Kinky Boots’ or Ryuk from ‘Death Note’ [the musical]. Now, I’m capable of put Yang Cheol up there with these characters. Like these works, I believe ‘What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim’ can be one which I’ll bear in mind for a very long time.”
When requested what sort of actor he needed to be, he answered, “I’m form of a jack-of-all-trades. I sing, dance, act, and like numerous sports activities. I work exhausting to verify I could make use of various areas. My company additionally appears to suppose, ‘Wherever we ship Kang Hong Seok, he can be respectable.’ I believe that’s what’s enticing about me. My aim is to actually deliver that power alive and method the general public in a extra pleasant means. So I wish to do every little thing, from musicals to dramas, movies, selection exhibits, and extra. I don’t know what I need but, so I wish to attempt every little thing and discover out.”
Kang Hong Seok concluded the interview by saying, “Thank you to the followers who get pleasure from my performances, and individuals who discovered about me via ‘What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim.’ I obtained lots of power while you all handed by me on the road and acknowledged me. I’ll work exhausting to indicate a greater facet to myself via extra various work. If I had one want, it might be to do one musical, one drama, and one movie yearly.”
If you haven’t already, watch the primary episode “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” under!