One last pre-premiere photo op for Legend of the Blue Sea
I swear, I was all Legend of Blue Sea’d out, after being inundated with all those promos and teasers and stills, and had intended to just ride it out till premiere day quietly. After all, there’s only so much you can say about pictures when the show hasn’t even aired yet, and promo fatigue is real! But then the show held its production press conference, and it seemed like all the minor stills and promos I’d been ignoring in the final stretch suddenly grew into a mountain, so what the hell. Why not throw it all in one final pre-show batch, so we can gorge ourselves and then start over when the show airs tomorrow.
First, we have a slew of photos taken from the drama’s press conference, held yesterday in Seoul’s Imperial Palace Hotel, just two days before premiere day. That seems surprisingly late in the game, but I’ve noticed that dramas have been holding their press conferences much closer to premiere day than they used to, so perhaps there’s a good reason for it. In attendance, of course, were leads Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star) and Lee Min-ho (Heirs), as well as supporting cast members Shin Hye-sun (Five Kids), Sung Dong-il (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo), Lee Hee-joon (Yoo-na’s Street), and Shin (Big).
Jeon explained how she found the topic fresh and that everything about acting a mermaid was new. She said that having worked with writer Park Ji-eun before (on You From Another Star) seemed to bolster her confidence in approaching the role. Co-star Lee Hee-joon praised her portrayal, saying that he’d been curious to see how someone would portray a mermaid getting acquainted with the world, and wondered if anybody else could do as good a job of it as Jeon.
Lee Min-ho described Jeon’s aura as more powerful than other actors, saying that it took some time to feel more comfortable with her, although the more they work together, the more natural their reactions and chemistry are becoming. Jeon added that they were both busy in the early days of production establishing their characters and storylines, but as they film more together, everything feels smoother and easier.
Below the press conference pictures, we have a couple more official posters, as well as the many, many photos from filming and behind the scenes. Click to embiggen!
Legend of the Blue Sea kicks off tomorrow, November 16, on SBS. FINALLY. It was starting to feel like it would never get here.
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