Search engine optimisation Hyun Jin and Kim Dong Wook speak about why they selected their new drama, ideas on the title “Rom-Com Queen” and extra
On July 5th, tvN’s new drama “You Are My Spring” held a press conference with writer Lee Mi Na, director Jung Ji Hyun and actors Seo Hyun Jin, Kim Dong Wook, Yoon Park and Nam Gyu Ri.
“You Are My Spring” is a new love drama about a group of people who live in a building where a murder previously took place. Although they are all full grown adults, they still walk through their lives with their seven year old selves in their hearts.
Screenwriter Lee Mi Na said, “Spring usually means something warm and healing, a time of year when things start over. ‘You Are My Spring’ was inspired by the song title, but not everything in drama is happy when spring comes. We all know that spring comes and goes and winter will always come, but I think spring is always a source of hope when we realize that we have grown a bit as adults. “
Seo Hyun Jin plays Kang Da Jung, a hotel concierge manager who can’t forget the little inn she stayed at as a little kid. She said, “All actors will likely agree, but I entered the project because of the script. The script was the first thing I read and the story was good so I decided to do it. At first I went back and forth. I wasn’t sure if it was good or not, but when I met the director and writer they were really convincing. You convinced me for about an hour and a half. ”She joked,“ I was trapped in it. ”
This is Seo Hyun Jin’s first “romance genre” drama since “Beauty Inside”. She said, “There is a lot of pressure when people call you ‘the rom-com queen’. But this one wasn’t exactly a romantic comedy, so I was able to let go of the pressure. There was nothing specific to worry about. What do you have to worry about when you work hard? “
Kim Dong Wook plays Joo Young Do, a man who became a psychiatrist to help people find the will to live. He said, “I got into the drama late, but because it was on tvN, produced by Hwa & Dam, directed by Jung Ji Hyun, written by Lee Mi Na and starring Seo Hyun Jin, I didn’t have to think about it before myself signed up. “
About comparisons with his previous project “Find Me in Your Memory” he said: “At first I was worried about that too. The mystery in this drama was about the connection between Lee Jung Hoon and the female lead, but in this drama the mystery is not so much the focus as the emotional healing and love that Da Jung and my character experience together. “
Yoon Park plays Chae Joon, the CEO of an investment company, who suddenly shows up in front of Kang Da Jung and seems to know everything about her. The actor joked, “I also chose to perform for Studio Dragon and Hwa & Dam. But I couldn’t forget that moment. When I first met the director he said nothing and just stared at me for a while. I decided to trust him and move on. “
He added, “The script was obviously good, but I also liked the director’s laugh. And before I debuted, I went to the same university as Kim Dong Wook. He was already a star then, and I was still a student. I think that’s when I started dreaming of being an actor. I’ve always wanted to play with him on a project and 12 years later my wish came true. I still can not believe it.”
Kim Dong Wook said, “This is embarrassing. Even at school we often drank together and were friendly with each other. Even before we worked on it together, I thought he was a close friend. “
Nam Gyu Ri plays Ahn Ga Young, an actress fearful of falling in love again after being exploited by her ex-boyfriend, who was also her manager. Like the other actors, she quipped, “I joined the drama because I liked the script and because it was CJ. was produced [ENM]. “She continued,” I really wanted to work with Seo Hyun Jin too. I liked the script and was thrilled to portray a “woman” with it. The songs ‘You Are My Spring’ and ‘I Will Go to You Like the First Snow’ [which were written by Lee Mi Na] are some of my favorites. I felt that I could trust her to portray emotions well. When I met the director, he was also very warm with me. “
Kim Dong Wook spoke to Seo Hyun Jin about his chemistry and said, “I felt like I could rely on her in a love drama. There’s a reason she’s called the “Rom-Com-Queen”. There were times when I felt more emotion and empathy while acting than reading the script. Sometimes I even reacted in a way that surprised myself. “
Lee Mi Na shared why she picked “Seven Year Old” as a pivotal turning point for the drama. “I was watching TV and there was an older person in their 60s and they ate really fast. The person next to them asked why they ate so fast and they replied, ‘What do you know about the grief of the fifth child in a family of six?’ But it wasn’t that her family was doing particularly badly. I was thinking about how anyone can carry this heartache from childhood through the 60s. I think everyone has that. We all have something from the age of seven that we remember from our childhood: trauma, complexes, scars. It’s not limited to seven years. I chose ‘seven’ because childhood is not quite over yet, but we are not yet ready for you to clearly remember things that happened to you. “
“You Are My Spring” premiered on July 5th at 9pm KST.
See “Beauty Inside” here …
… and “Find me in your memory” here!
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