Hon drama production press conference
Not that this is unusual for a kdrama, but I’ll say it again: This is one good-looking cast.
On August 3, the cast of MBC’s Hon gathered at the Ilsan MBC Dream Center for the drama’s production press conference. And while the drama’s two marquee names are Lee Seo-jin (Yi San) and ex-FinKL member Lee Jin (Hometown of Legends), a lot of attention was paid to the drama’s new face, Im Joo-eun, who was selected after an audition process that beat out more than a thousand competitors. Something tells me that whether or not Hon does well, she will be the buzz name the comes out of the project.
Plus, if you’re like me, perhaps your interest level in the supernatural thriller was on low until the recent announcement that the drama drew a 19-and-up age rating, which suddenly made it seem a lot more interesting.
The director, PD Kim Sang-ho, praised Im for her outstanding ability to concentrate, which was so notable that he said, “Sometimes while filming it was like her spirit left her, as though she couldn’t hear me. She had to focus on bringing out her emotions.” He explained choosing Im Joo-eun because she was the candidate who most closely met the criteria: she has a fresh face, appealing eyes, and acting ability.
Lee Seo-jin said of his co-star, who is 15 years younger, “Of course I felt a generation gap. But I’m trying, and even watching shows like music programs, which I’d never watched before.” As a result of being twice as old as the younger crew, 36-year-old Lee said, “That’s why I was able to become friendlier with Lee Jin, who’s in her thirties.” (Ji-yeon is 16, while Park Gun-il and Im Joo-eun are both 21. Lee Jin is technically 29, but that makes her 30 by Korean count.)
Meanwhile, Im said of working with her veteran partner, “When we first began shooting, I was very nervous and made a lot of NG scenes, but sunbae-nim [Lee] advised me on each part, and put me at ease. Now I feel comfortable about the scenes we do together.”
Hon premieres this Wednesday, August 5.
Lee Seo-jin plays the main character, a criminal psychologist:
Newcomer Im Joo-eun plays the older twin to Ji-yeon, who is a member of the girl group T-ara. I don’t know much about them and don’t really care for that kind of music, but Ji-yeon looks very cute:
Following last year’s Hometown of Legends, Lee Jin takes on another summer horror series:
Park Gun-il may be showing off some dubious fashion sense (as you can see in the full-length shot), but I think the unflattering outfit hides how cute he is; there’s something very appealing about his air, I think…
Via E Daily