On May 26, the upcoming tvN drama “My Roommate Is Gumiho” held an internet press convention with director Nam Sung Woo and actors Jang Ki Yong, Girl’s Day’s Hyeri, Kang Han Na, Kim Do Wan, and Bae In Hyuk.
Based on a preferred webtoon, “My Roommate Is Gumiho” is a brand new romantic comedy a couple of 22-year-old school scholar named Lee Dam (performed by Hyeri), who by chance swallows the marble of a 999-year-old male gumiho (a mythological nine-tailed fox) named Shin Woo Yeo (performed by Jang Ki Yong), who was near reaching his aim of changing into human.
Nam Sung Woo launched the drama, saying, “We’ve been working arduous since final 12 months, and I feel it got here out nicely with a enjoyable and brilliant ambiance. The unique work is so fashionable that it has been made right into a drama. This is a romantic comedy drama that tells the story of 999-year-old Gumiho and a modern-day human who was born in 1999.”
Then he talked about why he solid the actors and their synchronization to their characters. He shared, “When I used to be selecting who to solid, I had to think about the unique characters as a result of they have been from an unique work. I thought of the unique drawing type and pictures so much. I considered how related the character’s look was to the actor’s persona.”
The director stated, “Jang Ki Yong’s character within the drama is 999 years outdated, so he has a dignified nature and a stupendous look that captivates folks. Jang Ki Yong properly portrayed that dignity, and he has an analogue feeling from the facet. The author of the unique webtoon shared that they thought so much about Hyeri whereas drawing the story. Of course, I did the identical whereas studying the script.”
Jang Ki Yong talked about why he determined to look within the drama. He stated, “It was initially a webtoon, so I did really feel pressured, however I began filming with a need to have enjoyable slightly than really feel burdened. The script itself was so enjoyable, so I assumed, ‘It will likely be enjoyable if I do it like this.’”
Then he added, “It’s my first time being in a fantasy romantic comedy, and I used to be anticipating it and enthusiastic about it, so there was no cause not to decide on this drama. I additionally thought it will be enjoyable to movie with younger actors. It’s my first time sporting a hanbok (conventional Korean clothes) in a challenge, and it appeared nice on me. I might recognize it in case you’d ahead to the various sides of me.”
Hyeri shared she loved the script a lot that she actually wished to star in it. She then talked about her character, saying, “She’s so assertive, sincere, and assured, and she or he’s not afraid to say what’s on her thoughts. The characters I’ve been taking part in up to now have been a bit of passive, however this one is like how younger persons are recently, so she’s charming, and it made me actually need to take this position.”
Then Hyeri talked about what it was wish to play somebody who’s 5 years youthful than her. She commented, “Honestly, I assumed I had a variety of similarities to Lee Dam, however once I appeared carefully, we have been truly fairly completely different. There have been some issues I didn’t find out about younger folks nowadays. So I needed to examine so much via her.”
She continued, “[Young people these days] appear to be self-reliant, assured, and clear about their opinions. I wished to specific that so much. There’s solely a five-year age distinction between us, however there was a era hole. I appeared carefully at how my youthful sibling or juniors handled sure conditions. It was enjoyable taking part in Lee Dam. Rather, I wished to specific one thing completely different from me.”
Jang Ki Yong and Hyeri talked about their teamwork. Jang Ki Yong stated, “I’m actually grateful to Hyeri. There have been instances once I was confused in the course of filming. Sometimes, it was troublesome, however she helped me so much, and I relied on her so much. “
The two actors additionally talked about their couple pictorial that went viral. Jang Ki Yong stated, “I’m actually grateful that many individuals appreciated it. Because we now have such nice chemistry, I relied on Hyeri and leaned on her once I was having a tough time. She has such nice vitality that there are occasions when she leads the scene. So I actually trusted her so much, and I had a variety of enjoyable filming together with her.” Hyeri additionally expressed her gratefulness to Jang Ki Yong since she has by no means acquired a lot consideration due to a photograph shoot earlier than.
Then they shared their ideas about one another’s characters. Jang Ki Yong commented, “Lee Dam may be very sincere, and she or he at all times speaks her thoughts. The ambiance of this drama is completely different from the present gumiho dramas, so viewers will be capable of see the subject in a special gentle. The drama revolves round gumiho, however it should really feel like viewers are watching about it for the primary time.”
Hyeri shared, “It is a romance between a male gumiho and a feminine human. In that sense, it begins out terribly. I feel viewers will marvel how the romance will unfold because it begins off with them dwelling collectively first, nevertheless it’ll be enjoyable. I painting a personality who has by no means dated earlier than, and it’s my first time experiencing these heart-fluttering emotions. I feel it’ll be fulfilling to be taught concerning the feelings of relationship. Shin Woo Yeo has a delicate and candy facet. I’m very grateful that individuals stated the 2 characters have good chemistry.”
Kang Han Na performs Yang Hye Sun who’s Shin Woo Yeo’s buddy. She appears very flamboyant and funky on the skin, however she’s actually a lovable character with a klutzy facet. Kim Do Wan performs Do Jae Jin, a idiot in love who has an extended historical past of being dumped and finally develops a relationship with Yang Hye Sun.
Kang Han Na and Kim Do Wan beforehand acted collectively in “Start-Up.” Kang Han Na talked about Kim Do Wan, saying, “In actual life, he’s like a pet. He has pure magnificence like a pet. So he’s extraordinarily synchronized together with his character.”
Then she added, “In ‘Start-Up,’ we have been bodily distant from one another, however in ‘My Roommate is Gumiho,’ we get nearer to one another, so it appears like we’re truly getting nearer to one another.”
Kim Do Wan added, “We have been a bit distant due to our characters from our earlier drama, however I used to be actually comfortable to see her. I felt comfortable. Han Na nuna is de facto good at performing, so all I wanted to do is keep nonetheless. I used to be in a position to movie comfortably. It was so snug that we frolicked memorizing our script, checking our strains, and rehearsing collectively.”
“My Roommate Is Gumiho” will premiere on May 26 at 10:30 p.m. KST.
In the meantime, watch Jang Ki Yong in “Born Again” with subtitles under!