Nam Ji Hyun Shares How She And EXO's D.O. Built Chemistry On

Actress Nam Ji Hyun recently sat down for an interview to talk about her upcoming tvN drama “100 Days My Prince.”

“100 Days My Prince” is a period romance set in the Joseon dynasty between a crown prince suffering from amnesia (EXO’s D.O.) and a woman who is a social outcast in her village because of her lack of marriage prospects (Nam Ji Hyun).

When asked why she picked a period romance as her next project, Nam Ji Hyun said, “Every drama has its own unique color, and ‘100 Days My Prince’ is no exception. I was able to enjoy this drama while filming it. The characters are all unique and have their own direction. They find humor in their darkest moments.”

Although Nam Ji Hyun has taken on historical dramas before, she learned a whole new set of skills for this one. “Hong Shim [her character] knows martial arts and is the only person in her village who knows how to ride a horse. So before we started filming, I learned martial arts and horseback riding. Hong Shim also mixes regional dialect and standardized Korean. I thought about which dialect to use for a while, but the director told me that because it’s a fictional village, I shouldn’t worry about details like that and do what felt natural to me in the script.”

About her chemistry with her co-star D.O., she said, “We had a lot of conversations together. That’s how we were able to trade lines easily and build chemistry on-camera. The other actors in the village, Ahn Suk Hwan, Jung Hae Kyun, Lee Joon Hyuk, and Lee Min Ji, are all cute and lovable too.”

“100 Days My Prince” will premiere on September 10 at 9:30 p.m. KST.

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