Highly anticipated MBC weekend drama Dr. Jin held its press conference event on May 17.
The event was attended by its main stars Song Seung Hun, Kim Jae Joong, Park Min Young, Lee Bum Soo and Lee So Yeon with all of them arrived with historical costumes.
The event which was held at Lotte Hotel , Seoul, also set a new record as Kim Jae Joong’s fans from 31 countries delivered rice wreath donations at total 23.6 tons. That amount was almost double previous record rice wreath sent by fans for their idol stars.
During the interview, the stars also spoke about their new drama.
On the fact that Dr. Jin will head to head with Jang Dong Gun’s Gentleman’s Dignity, Song Seung Hun said ‘I would like Jang Dong Gun’s series to do well but I would like ours to do a tad bit better’.
He also revealed that he’s stepping out his contort zone with Dr Jin ‘as an actor, I have been kind of avoiding historical romance genre. It’s a challenging genre, but then I saw Dr Jin’s script and I really wanted to do it.’
‘It’s like Alice in Wonderland because I’m playing a modern day guy who comes to Joseon period, it’s fun’.
Park Min Young revealed that her character represents a departure from her previous energetic girl in Man of Honor ‘My Joseon character will be passive but don’t mean she’s weak because she possesses a very powerful energy’.
Kim Jae Joong shared that his band mate Park Yoo Chun who had experience with historical drama gives practical advice for him’ :
He (Yoochun) did not give me any special advice on acting. It’s a bit strange, but he said that with the topknot tied, it becomes difficult to control your expressions well. He also said that when closing your eyes, it cannot be closed completely and other specific details. I heard that it becomes a bit of a problem to maintain your expressions in such circumstances.”
Jaejoong also revealed what Yoochun had taught him. Jaejoong said, “When the drama and personal schedules are lined up one after the other, the topknot will be tied for a very long time, and your forehead will be stressed for more than 10 hours. Because of this, he said that there will be times which it becomes difficult. Also, because we’re filming in summer, he also told me to be careful because the color of the skin beneath the topknot will change,” Jaejoong said and laughed.
Yoo Chun who worked with Park Min Young in Sungkyunkwan Scandal also gave impression about her :
“Yoochun, Minyoung and I are of the same age. About Minyoung, Yoochun said that even though she is an actress of the same age as us, he told me that she is graceful yet has an inner strength about her. When I met her in person, I felt a strength about her that cannot be described in words. Yoochun advised, ‘she is a really good actress, so you have to work really hard’ a display of their outstanding teamwork.
Song Seung Hun
Kim Jae Joong
Park Min Young
Lee Bum Soo
Lee So Yeon
Press conference video
Source : Kstarnews (teamjaejoong), jean on (heraldm)
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