On April 5, Soompi had the opportunity to attend the press conference for tvN’s upcoming Friday-Saturday drama, “Chicago Typewriter.” Actors Yoo Ah In, Go Kyung Pyo, Im Soo Jung, and Kwak Si Yang were present at the press conference, along with the director of “Chicago Typewriter,” PD Kim Cheol Kyu.
The press conference began with photo time, for which the actors posed for individual shots as well as couple and group shots.
After individual shots, Im Soo Jung and Yoo Ah In posed for couple shots and their sweet chemistry could be seen immediately, as the two couldn’t stop smiling at one another while walking up on stage together.
Go Kyung Pyo joined the two on stage afterwards for a shot of the three main actors and Kwak Si Yang joined for a final group shot. MC Park Kyung Lim asked the actors to strike an interesting pose for the final shot and suggested, “Although it may seem awkward, since the title of the drama is ‘Chicago Typewriter,’ maybe pretend to be typing on a typewriter.” The actors, although initially thrown off by the unusual request, laughed and proceeded to pose together.
MC Park Kyung Lim asked the cast members why they chose “Chicago Typewriter” and also asked PD Kim why he chose this specific cast for the drama. In response, Yoo Ah In stated that he had always wanted to take on the role of a writer and saw this as a perfect opportunity to fulfill a career dream of his. Im Soo Jung answered that she fell in love with the narrative immediately upon reading it and expressed that she had always wanted to work with her fellow cast mates on a project.
Go Kyung Pyo stated that he not only loved the script, as it was fun and very unique, but also wanted to work with the cast and crew of the drama. Finally, Kwak Si Yang answered that he chose the drama because, after reading the scripts for the first three episodes, he couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next and expressed how honored he was to be working alongside such experienced actors.
PD Kim said that each actor had his or her own unique, unexpected charms and that they all brought something different to the table. Furthermore, he continued to say that each actor’s individual sensibilities matched very well with the character that they were cast for, raising even more anticipation for the drama.
MC Park Kyung Lim then moved onto the Q&A portion of the press conference and took questions from reporters. When asked how he felt about being the maknae (youngest) on set, Go Kyung Pyo responded, “Being the maknae is the best! I receive a lot of love on set and everyone takes really good care of me. I want to take some time now to tell [my cast mates] that I love them,” which drew laughs from all the panelists.
MC Park Kyung Lim asked a follow-up question about working with three actors who are known for their young looking faces and the actor amusingly responded, “I acknowledge that I look old for my age…,” at which point Yoo Ah In jumped in and said, “That’s so bad of you, Kyung Lim noona! You made him say that!” which caused everyone to burst out laughing.
When asked if he thought the drama would get good viewer ratings, Kwak Si Yang responded, “Yes, I do think it will get good ratings. I think that we will be able to rewrite tvN history with this drama so please watch it on time!”
Furthermore, a reporter asked the actor if he felt burdened at all when working with an actor as experienced as Yoo Ah In. Kwak Si Yang honestly answered, “Yes, it’s very burdensome to act alongside him. Even from the very first script reading, I couldn’t help but admire him for his acting abilities and thought to myself that I still have a lot to learn.”
Actor Yoo Ah In also addressed a question regarding the status of his mandatory military enlistment, which was initially pushed back as the actor was diagnosed with a benign bone tumor.
The actors couldn’t stop laughing throughout the press conference, as they continued to joke around while answering reporters’ questions. Anticipation for the drama continues to grow as the close relationships between the actors reflects their amazing on-screen chemistry, which viewers will be able to see once the drama airs.
The first episode of tvN’s “Chicago Typewriter” will air on Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. KST. Check out the trailer and catch the drama at Viki!