Yoon Kye-sang fans show support for Road No. 1
Such displays of concerted fan support never cease to impress me: members of Yoon Kye-sang‘s fan club have worked together and raised money to supply the production of his new drama, Road No. 1, with a meal feeding 120 crew and cast members, which included the drama’s other stars So Ji-sub, Kim Han-eul, and Choi Min-soo.
The samgyetang lunch (a traditional chicken soup) was delivered to the drama’s outdoor set location in Yeoncheon, Kyeonggi-do, on May 15. In addition to the samgyetang, the fans provided dessert, coffee, energy drinks, and other snacks.
In response, Yoon Kye-sang recorded a video message that was uploaded to his fan cafe, wherein he said, “Whenever I’m feeling tired I think of everyone in ‘Beloved Kye-sang’ [fan club] and I spring to my feet. Thanks to the chocolate and hot packs you sent in the past, I was able to bear through the winter shoots. I’m grateful to you every time.”
In the Korean War-era drama, Yoon plays Tae-ho, an elite officer of the South Korean military who forms a love triangle with Jang-woo (So Ji-sub) and Soo-yeon (Kim Haneul). (Tae-ho is the third wheel — he falls for her and they become engaged, only to have Jang-woo return alive from the fighting.) Despite the fact that Jang-woo is Tae-ho’s rival in love, they also form a strong bond as they fight together in the war.
Road No. 1 will premiere on MBC on June 23.