Kang Hong Seok just lately sat down in an interview, the place he talked about what it was like working on “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim,” working with forged members reminiscent of 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 cute 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 provide to audition, so I learn the script. In it, Yang Cheol felt like a reserved, easy chief secretary. I met with the producers, but it surely didn’t really feel like I used to be auditioning. Rather, it felt like I had met some good individuals.”
On his character’s improvement, he defined, “Even at first when Yang Cheol didn’t do a lot, the director saved promising me, ‘There are going to be moments that present your strengths,’ and ultimately, he even put within the scene of me singing. He fulfilled precisely what he mentioned 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 known 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 following 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 advised 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 all the time solely performed one-sided crushes, however since my on-screen associate checked out me with such love, it made me need to act much more.”
He praised the actress’s character in actual life and shared, “Hwang Bo Ra is a very nice particular person. We had an amazing ping pong-like chemistry the place we bounced forwards and backwards. She seems to be stylish on the skin, however she’s very heat. This was my first time appearing romantic on tv, and I’m very grateful that she was my associate. She actually took care of me. These days, she jokes round and says, ‘You need to deal with me,’ and ‘It can be good if we may shoot a business collectively.’ I need to make her want come true.” He laughed and added, “I hope some [commercial deals] are available.”
Kang Hong Seok additionally talked about what it was like working along with his different co-stars, Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young. The actor defined, “Even although he will need to have been drained whereas filming, [Park Seo Joon] was all the time smiling and vibrant. I believe he most likely didn’t sleep for greater than two hours. As a colleague, I assumed he was a tremendous actor.”
He continued, “Park Min Young wasn’t choosy in any respect, and is an easy-going actor. I used to be so completely happy 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 vital drama on tv. Before, my followers advised 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 keep in mind for a very long time.”
When requested what sort of actor he wished to be, he answered, “I’m sort of a jack-of-all-trades. I sing, dance, act, and like varied sports activities. I work exhausting to ensure I could make use of various areas. My company additionally appears to assume, ‘Wherever we ship Kang Hong Seok, he can be respectable.’ I believe that’s what’s enticing about me. My aim is to essentially deliver that power alive and strategy the general public in a extra pleasant method. So I need to do every part, from musicals to dramas, movies, selection reveals, and extra. I don’t know what I need but, so I need to attempt every part and discover out.”
Kang Hong Seok concluded the interview by saying, “Thank you to the followers who take pleasure in my performances, and individuals who came upon about me by means of ‘What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim.’ I acquired loads of power whenever you all handed by me on the road and acknowledged me. I’ll work exhausting to point out a greater facet to myself by means of extra various work. If I had one want, it could 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” beneath!