Watch: Kim Da Mi And Park Seo Joon Describe Their Unique Characters In “Itaewon Class”
The cast of “Itaewon Class” introduced viewers to some main characters!
Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, this upcoming JTBC drama tells the story of young people united by their stubbornness, passion, and youthful bravado. They begin their own revolt against an unreasonable society within the narrow streets of Itaewon, and they also chase after their dreams and fight for the freedom to live according to their unique perspectives.
The first clip begins with Park Seo Joon walking into the room. He asks the staff behind the camera, “Is this a variety show?” A staff member jokingly answers yes, but the words on the clip clarify, “It’s a drama.”
The actor then stands next to the cardboard cutout of his character, Park Sae Ro Yi. He says, “As you can see, the character himself is strong and passionate about success. He has beliefs and has a strong, refreshing side to him.”
Comparing himself to his character, Park Seo Joon continues, “I think we’re similar in how we live according to our convictions. I like him.” Using his character’s name “Sae Ro” which also means “new” in Korean, he makes a joke about living a new life as Park Sae Ro Yi before asking viewers to look forward to the drama.
In the second clip, Kwon Nara says, “Everyone syncs well with their characters except for me.” Kim Da Mi brings up Kwon Nara and Park Seo Joon’s characters, and he makes everyone laugh by poking fun at his co-stars.
Park Seo Joon introduces Kim Da Mi’s character, saying, “Yi Seo is the youngest, but is the most knowledgable,” and the captions share that her IQ is 162. “She’s independent and seems lively, but is a sociopath.”
Kim Da Mi comments, “I think Yi Seo and I are different.” She concludes the clip by describing the interview as “super fun” before shyly bursting into laughter.
“Itaewon Class” premieres on January 31 at 10:50 p.m. KST.