The actor revealed why he decided to appear on the drama, and said, “It’s my first time doing a historical drama. I never got a chance to do one until now and I chose ‘Hwarang’ because it’s already December. I’m going to be 30 soon (by Korean reckoning). I wanted to end my 20s in a great way with a youthful drama.”
He continued, “I was very worried because it’s a historical drama. The background settings are very different [than what I’ve been used to].” While the actor has always filmed in metropolitan settings, “Hwarang” is based more in nature, and involves riding horses and shooting arrows.
“I took a long time preparing for this since it marked so many firsts for me. Because I prepared longer than any other works I’ve done, I’m very confident. I had a good time filming and got to befriend many great people.”
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