Jang Ki Yong On Why He Immediately Liked “Search: WWW” And How He’s Similar To His Character
In the drama, which is about career women who work at search engine companies (played by Im Soo Jung, Lee Da Hee, and Jeon Hye Jin) and their real romances with men, Jang Ki Yong takes on the role of Park Mo Gun, a genius composer and CEO of a company that writes music for games.
“Park Mo Gun has a charm that’s completely different from other male leads in romance dramas,” said Jang Ki Yong. This unique character, as well as the writing for the drama, was what drew him to the project. He said, “From the moment I first saw the script, it was a page-turner. More than anything, Park Mo Gun’s lines were fun and charming, and I remember laughing a lot. I liked that the character was assertive when it came to love while having some off-the-wall qualities.”
Jang Ki Yong said he wanted to do a romance drama after playing some intense characters in previous works, like OCN’s “Kill It.” On the search engine company setting of “Search: WWW,” he said, “I was interested even before I saw the script. It’s fresh and trendy, but at the same time, the story is close enough to reality to draw the interest of viewers, so I felt that the drama was special.”
Among the characters he’s played so far in his career, Park Mo Gun is the most similar to his real-life personality, said the actor. “He seems quiet at first, but as he gets closer to people, he becomes very playful.”
“Search: WWW” is directed by Jung Ji Hyun, a co-director of “Mr. Sunshine,” and written by Kwon Do Eun, who previously worked under writer Kim Eun Sook (“Mr. Sunshine,” “Goblin,” “Descendants of the Sun“).
The drama premieres on June 5 at 9:30 p.m. KST.