Gong Hyo Jin, Kang Ha Neul, And Kim Ji Suk Talk About Working Together For “When The Camellia Blooms”

The cast of KBS’s upcoming romantic comedy drama “When the Camellia Blooms” has shared what it’s like to work together on set.

On September 17, a press conference for “When the Camellia Blooms” took place. Attending the event were Gong Hyo Jin, Kang Ha Neul, Kim Ji Suk, and director Cha Young Hoon.

“When the Camellia Blooms” will tell the stories of three couples in different stages of love. Moreover, the drama will focus on the romance that blossoms between Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin), a woman who is trapped in a certain perception about love, and Yong Shik (Kang Ha Neul), who shows undying support and love for her.

During the press conference, the actors talked about working with each other. Gong Hyo Jin said, “I’ve heard great stories about how Kang Ha Neul is kind and works hard, so I went to the set with high expectations. Just like I’ve heard, he works really hard and is full of energy, and it was great to see his positivity. I’ve told my friends, ‘Yong Shik is really great.'”

She continued, “We are also very similar when it comes to learning and memorizing lines. We tend to forget and change the lines a lot. It becomes a bit too much if I have to act with someone who has the lines memorized perfectly the way they are, but in that sense, he and I work well. I’ve been filming comfortably while having fun.”

Gong Hyo Jin also talked about working with Kim Ji Suk. The actress said, “I feel comfortable with him because we are in the same age group. We worked together a few years back in the drama ‘Let’s Go To School, Sang Doo.’ He was a supporting character who sat at the very far end of a classroom. I thought he was great at the time, but when I saw him a couple years later in a variety show, I realized that he is actually very silly. I’m glad to have met him again over 10 years later. We have many scenes that are set in the past, and I’m thankful that he helps me act while feeling as if he were my actual first love.”

Kang Ha Neul responded, “The script was the reason I joined this drama. I read until episode 4, and I realized it wasn’t a script that I could see anywhere else. It became more clear when I got to talk to the director and the writer. I chose the drama because I trusted them to lead us to pull off this script with depth. Gong Hyo Jin’s influence also played a huge role. I’m a big fan. There is a part of me that chose the drama because I’m a fan.”

Kim Ji Suk added, “Kang Ha Neul is full of energy. Gong Hyo Jin takes care of us as if we were her sons and she is our mother. She also looks after things outside of acting, so it feels like she’s taking care of us.”

“When the Camellia Blooms” will premiere on September 18 at 10:00 p.m. KST.

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