On December 28, the actors of KBS’s upcoming epic drama “Jang Young Shil” met for a press conference, where Song Il Gook thanked his triplets for his role.
He said, “I’m really craving acting. With that, this feels like a new experience for me.” The actor continued, saying, “I have a fixed image, which is one of the reasons I may not do a historical drama.” However, he explained that while watching television with his wife, he was watching a historical drama and thought that if he did one now, he could do a good job.
Song Il Gook said, “I have the fortune of being able to do a historical drama when I feel I can do it well, and when I most want to do it,” and added, “Thinking back, after I was cast for the drama, I think this is a big gift that my children gave me.”
Song Il Gook plays the historical figure Jang Young Shil, a scientist and astronomer who was born a peasant, but comes to work in the royal palace, making pivotal advancements in science for Korea during the Joseon Dynasty.
“Jang Young Shil” is the first epic historical science drama, and will air its first episode on January 2, 2016.