Joo Ji Hoon Explains Reason For Choosing “The Item” To Make His Small-Screen Return

Joo Ji Hoon explained why he chose MBC’s upcoming drama “The Item” to make his long-awaited return to the small screen.

The drama is a fantasy blockbuster that tells the story of two people with twisted fates who attempt to uncover the secrets of mysterious items with supernatural powers. Joo Ji Hoon will play the role of Kang Gon, a just prosecutor who goes against a direct over from his superiors and reports on internal corruption.

For the first time in four years, the actor will be making his small-screen comeback. Ahead of the drama’s premiere, Joo Ji Hoon took time to explain more in detail about his new character. The actor said, “Kang Gon is a strong and independent prosecutor. He fights for justice, and he often gets into trouble because of that. However, he does not back down.” He continued, “The character interested me because he seems like a responsible person.”

Joo Ji Hoon then explained why he chose “The Item” to make his return to the small screen. The actor said, “The drama has a lot to offer with a fresh topic and visual effects. While it is a blockbuster, it still contains material that people can relate to such as justice in society and love for family and mankind.”

As the drama involves items with supernatural powers, it requires creativity. Joo Ji Hoon commented, “I had to meet with our director very frequently to discuss the script as well as various scenes and my character. Throughout the process, I was able to get concrete ideas on how to portray my character in each scene.”

Lastly, Joo Ji Hoon shared his hopes for the drama. The actor said, “I’m filming the drama with hopes that viewers will enjoy it. I hope the drama is something that you can freely discuss with people around you.”

“The Item” will premiere on February 11 at 10 p.m. KST, and it will also be available on Viki!

Check out the first teaser below:

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