On April 7, “Our Blues” held a web-based press convention the place its star-studded forged spoke concerning the new drama!
tvN’s “Our Blues” is an omnibus-style drama set in Jeju Island that tells the candy, bitter, and bitter life tales of a various array of characters. At the press convention have been forged members Lee Byung Hun, Shin Min Ah, Cha Seung Won, Lee Jung Eun, Han Ji Min, Kim Woo Bin, Uhm Jung Hwa, director Kim Kyu Tae, and author Noh Hee Kyung. The forged additionally consists of Go Doo Shim, Kim Hye Ja, Park Ji Hwan, Choi Young Joon, Bae Hyun Sung, and Noh Yeon Seo.
On selecting to make an omnibus-style drama, author Noh Hee Kyung defined, “I was getting tired of stories with one male and one female lead. We’re the main characters of our own lives, so while wondering whether we had to only follow the lives of two people, I chose the omnibus-style.”
In “Our Blues,” Lee Byung Hun performs Lee Dong Suk, whereas Shin Min Ah performs his love curiosity Min Sun Ah. The two beforehand labored collectively within the 2001 drama “Beautiful Days” and the 2005 movie “A Bittersweet Life,” the place they play lovers. Lee Byung Hun shared that as he solely remembered Shin Min Ah’s cute and harmless picture, he was stunned to see the depth of her appearing this time, including that their chemistry was nice.
Shin Min Ah’s position as Min Sun Ah is the actress’s first portrayal of a mom. She commented, “Rather than feel pressured by the fact that she’s a mom, I thought that the transformation of Sun Ah’s emotions and the process of overcoming that would be difficult. Weirdly enough, I understood how Sun Ah felt. I felt hurt. [I thought] It’d be fun to express her emotional wounds and her will to overcome them. I related to Sun Ah’s emotions and charms.”
Regarding his option to star within the drama, Cha Seung Won shared, “There was no reason not to. I couldn’t believe it when they said Lee Byung Hun was doing [the drama]. There was mental satisfaction in just being able to work together.”
Cha Seung Won performs the position of Choi Han Soo, a “wild-goose dad” with a daughter. The time period “wild-goose dad” is utilized in Korea to discuss with fathers who keep behind in Korea to work whereas their household lives overseas.
The actor continued, “From the perspective of someone who is also raising kids, I could relate and there was an overlap in our emotions. Instead of [thinking] ‘I have to do this,’ I like just doing it. This jewel-like script really encompasses the acting. I liked that aspect.”
“Our Blues” is Han Ji Min’s second venture with author Noh Hee Kyung and her first within the position of a haenyeo, a feminine diver that harvests sea life for a dwelling. She commented, “[My character] Lee Young Ok is unstoppable, to the point where I think she’s selfish. She also has a rude side. She has a lot of inner issues that aren’t seen from the outside.”
Han Ji Min stated that the thought of appearing as a haenyeo sounded enjoyable to her and added, “Even putting on the haenyeo suit requires two to three people. Since we were filming on a boat, I couldn’t even drink a cup of water. There was also fear about filming in the ocean. After filming, I came to respect haenyeos. I’ve shown an image that I haven’t yet showcased before. Now that we’ve completed the project, I’m looking forward to it.”
Regarding his first drama in six years, Kim Woo Bin shared that he was nervous, however comfortable and grateful to greet viewers for the primary time in awhile with a brand new venture. Kim Woo Bin performs warm-hearted ship captain Park Jung Joon, of which he commented, “I tried to understand Jung Joon’s emotions exactly as they were written by the writer. I went to Jeju Island early to meet the captain, follow haenyeos, and learn how to fillet fish. I tried to understand Jung Joon. I already felt so happy to be able to work with [acting] seniors that I respect.”
This can also be the primary venture that real-life couple Shin Min Ah and Kim Woo Bin shall be showing in collectively, though they may have totally different love pursuits. Writer No Hee Kyung defined this choice, sharing, “If I put them together, I thought that they would say they wouldn’t do it. I said that I wanted them to do it with the understanding that they had different love lines. Thankfully, they said it was okay. They’re doing it because they’re good actors. I didn’t have other worries.”
Uhm Jung Hwa talked about starring in a drama with veteran actresses Kim Hye Ja and Go Doo Shim, saying, “I’ve never worked with Kim Hye Ja or Go Doo Shim in a project. I nervously went [to film], feeling like I had gone back to being a rookie. While preparing to film with these two people in front of me, I thought that it was really great. I thought, ‘A day like this comes because I’ve endured for so long.’ I was shocked when Kim Hye Ja suddenly said, ‘Because we’ve been [acting] for so long, we’re seeing Uhm Jung Hwa.’ When I think about that, I gain strength.”
Writer Noh Hee Kyung defined that she needed to convey a message of hope by means of “Our Blues.” “Blues are songs that people in pain sing to no longer feel pain,” she shared. “I hope it’s like a festival. Although there are scars, I hope it’s as enjoyable as a festival.”
For the drama’s point of interest, Noh Hee Kyung selected the appearing. Director Kim Kyu Tae added, “While watching the drama, you will be able to see and discover the ‘you’ that wants to become happier. I hope this lasts as a warm and happy drama.”
“Our Blues” will premiere on April 9 at 9:10 p.m. KST. Watch a teaser here!
In the meantime, watch Han Ji Min and Kim Hye Ja in “Radiant” right here:
…and Shin Min Ah in “My Love, My Bride” right here!
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