Both actors individually sat down with Cosmopolitan to speak about their new drama “Bulgasal” and extra.
The interview first started with Lee Joon, who touched on why he selected “Bulgasal” as his first drama after getting back from his navy service. The actor said, “This drama has a fantasy element to it and involves the idea of karma. I actually really like any fantasy works that involve mystical creatures. I really enjoyed watching ‘Sweet Home’ so I have always wanted to try acting in a drama like this, which involves a lot of CGI and monsters. When it comes to ‘Bulgasal,’ I didn’t care about how much airtime I got, I immediately decided to do the drama after I saw my character first appearing in a scene.”
Lee Joon then went on to speak about what he thinks the director noticed in him throughout his audition for “Bulgasal.” Lee Joon talked about how he thought that he really flopped the audition and did it weirdly however the director believed in him and thought he may do effectively. He added that the director permits him to idiot round on set and shoot comfortably. He additionally revealed an fascinating reality about his appearing on this drama which is that he really ad-libs over 30 p.c of his traces and that he’s the one member of the forged to take action.
The interviewer then requested Lee Joon about Lee Jin Wook and whether or not there have been any humorous recollections the 2 made collectively whereas filming the drama. Lee Joon responded, “We were always a bit sensitive because we shot a lot of difficult and uncomfortable scenes together. For example, there was a scene where we were barefoot with our clothes all ripped crying and hanging off of something. There were a lot of line and extreme emotions we had to display so that was a tough scene to shoot. Jin Wook also had many scenes where he had to strongly express sadness and anger. I think we looked out for each other because we both didn’t have any normal scenes to shoot. this drama also involves a lot of special effects, we couldn’t even breathe in one scene where the set was on fire so we didn’t really have time to joke around. We would have had more fun shooting if we had met on another type of drama.”
Lee Joon concluded his interview by commenting on what he has been as much as since he completed his navy service. He talked about how opposite to what everybody thinks, he has really been working nonstop since he completed his navy service and that it solely appears to not be the case as a result of all of the dramas he was been engaged on are solely now being launched. The actor said, “I have been working on this other Netflix drama ‘The Silent Sea’ since 2019 and there have been times where I was so busy working that I couldn’t go home for two weeks.” The actor then amusingly talked about an occasion the place somebody requested him why he has not been appearing in something lately to which he responded with, “But I am acting?” Lee Joon then cleared up any misunderstandings and stated that each dramas he has been engaged on concerned plenty of CGI and post-production work which is why they took so lengthy to organize for release.
The interviewer then moved on to interviewing actor Lee Jin Wook and asking about his chemistry together with his fellow forged whereas filming “Bulgasal” to which the actor responded, “I shot the most amount of scenes with Kwon Nara, who was great to work with. We both have a similar sense of humor so there was even a point where we couldn’t hold back our laughter and got yelled at while filming. I even had to tell Nara once to look at the floor when I was shooting my scenes because I couldn’t hold back my laughter when I looked at her. Actress Gong Seung Yeon is also a very dear friend of mine. She has a great voice and is quite elegant so she fits historical dramas very well. In the beginning of the drama we appear as an unhappy married couple but our chemistry was so good while filming together that I even joked around about shooting scenes where we were happily married instead.”
Lee Jin Wook additionally commented on his chemistry appearing with Lee Joon to which they each had an identical response, “I didn’t get to see Joon that much and we always only shot gruesome scenes together. we appear as enemies in the drama so we always fight each other in our scenes. I think that’s why we also instinctively didn’t get closer to each other. We we considerate of each other’s acting process by staying out of each other’s way which is think is an interesting new kind of acting rapport. We didn’t exactly bond and become close friends but I guess the kind of chemistry you had with your enemy is quite different.”
The interviewer additionally requested Lee Jin Wook about his latest exercise on social media and the way it was shocking to see the actor’s deep curiosity in road style. Lee Jin Wook responded by saying how he has all the time been into road style however that it has not been a well-known reality about him till he started utilizing social media. The actor commented, “People seem to picture me as more old-fashioned, as if I would only wear slacks and a dress shirt. Or that I would have more of a dandy fashion sense and only wear cotton pants.”
Lee Jin Wook had beforehand posted a picture of his spectacular sneaker assortment which turned a scorching subject amongst his followers. The actor remarked on that by saying, “I’m actually a huge Nike sneaker-head. I built up my collection for a long time and collecting sneakers is one of my biggest pleasures.”
Both actors then closed off their interviews with a last phrase to their viewers forward of the brand new 12 months.
Lee Joon said, “‘Bulgasal’ and ‘The Silent Sea’ will be released around the same time, so I am curious to hear everyone’s thoughts on which one of these two dramas marks my return to the screen. ‘The Silent Sea’ will be released on Christmas Eve while ‘Bulgasal’ will air on December 18.”
On the opposite hand, actor Lee Jin Wook said, “I hope everyone spends a lot of time the upcoming year reflecting and learning to love themselves. I realize as time goes on that that is quite essential for happiness and for self-development. It is a bit of a difficult and vague thing to create happiness but I think focusing on the small things surrounding us that make us feel happy is a much better way to remain positive. I hope everyone spends this upcoming year focusing on their happiness.”
Check out Lee Jin Wook in “Return” with subtitles right here!
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