Actor Kim Rae Won recently stole hearts as the neurosurgeon Hong Ji Hong on SBS’s “Doctors,” where his romance with Park Shin Hye‘s Yoo Hye Jung helped the drama hold on to No. 1 in its timeslot for several weeks.
“Doctors” wrapped up on August 23, but on August 25 Kim Rae Won sat down for an interview to share his feelings about the drama.
“It had been a while since I’d done romantic comedy, but it was good,” he said. “Maybe not right away, but if there’s another good project like this one, I’d like to try romantic comedy again.”
“I’ve always liked romantic comedies,” he continued. “It’s also how many people got to know me. I think it’s the genre I am most confident in. It’s not pride, but I feel that I can contribute something that is my own.”
Kim Rae Won debuted in 1997 in the MBC drama “Me” and at the beginning of his career starred in several light romantic comedies. “At that time, I just acted without any limits,” he said. “I worked hard on external aspects. Now I try to focus on understanding the character and do a lot of thinking.”
It wasn’t until 2014’s “Punch” and the film “Gangnam Blues” that he became known for his tougher characters. “I think everything ends if you don’t have passion,” he said. “In my mid-twenties, I had a lot of worries, but I think it was necessary to be where I am today. Acting has become more interesting to me. I have a lot of things I want to do, and I just want to be able to do them well.”
He was more hesitant when it came to questions about dating and marriage. “I don’t really know,” he said. “I have a lot of things to do… It might take a few years, right? It’s not that I’m determined to be single. I have big dreams for the second half of my life.”
Watch the latest episode of “Doctors” below!