Ji Sung Talks About Playing A Genius Doctor In Upcoming Medical Drama

SBS’s upcoming Friday-Saturday drama “Doctor John” has unveiled a new look at Ji Sung’s character Cha Yo Han.

The drama is about pain management doctors who seek to pinpoint sources of pain in chronically ill patients. Starring alongside Ji Sung is Lee Se Young.

Ji Sung’s Cha Yo Han is a highly skilled anesthesiologist and pain management doctor who is nicknamed “Doctor 10 Seconds” for his ability to assess a patient in the 10 seconds it takes them to open his office door and take a seat. He says, “God gives you pain, and I take it away,” and is persistent in his desire to live up to his words.

In the new stills of Ji Sung, the actor displays the severity and sharp charisma of his character, the youngest to ever reach the level of professor in his department.

The drama is helmed by director Jo Soo Won, whose previous works include “I Hear Your Voice,” “Pinocchio,” and “30 But 17.”

On his decision to join “Doctor John,” Ji Sung said, “I’ve known director Jo Soo Won for a long time, and I trust him very much. Moreover, ‘Doctor John’ is a medical drama as well as a melodrama. The drama having a clear subject of something that needs to be discussed in these times played a large role in my decision.”

Talking about the heart surgery that his father underwent, Ji Sung said, “Experiencing the pain of being a caretaker and seeing my father and daughter [throughout the ordeal], I thought very deeply about life. That’s the foundation upon which I chose this drama, and I thought I’d be able to do it with absolute sincerity.”

Describing his approach to his character, the actor said, “They say my character is a genius, but I’m just thinking of him as a doctor that is able to make a diagnosis quickly and accurately. I thought about what kinds of pain Cha Yo Han would have experienced, and I am working to understand his emotions and life as best I can.”

SBS’s “Doctor John” premieres on July 19 at 10 p.m. KST, taking over the time slot of “Nokdu Flower.” Watch the latest trailer for “Doctor John” here.

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