Yoon Shi Yoon And Kyung Soo Jin Talk About Why They Chose “Train” + Experience Working Together
OCN’s new weekend drama “Train” held a press conference on July 6 ahead of the drama’s premiere. The event was attended by PD (producing director) Ryu Seung Jin, and leads Yoon Shi Yoon and Kyung Soo Jin.
“Train” is set to be a “parallel universe mystery” and a sci-fi thriller that tells the story of the world splitting into two parallel universes due to a single choice made on the night of a murder.
Yoon Shi Yoon takes on the role of Seo Do Won, a police detective who rises to the position of team leader at a young age for his dedication to his job. In universe “A,” he is a police officer who is trying to atone for his father’s crimes while in universe “B,” he falls into a dangerous path of corruption due to his father’s crimes. Kyung Soo Jin takes on the role of Han Seo Kyung, who is a prosecutor who has overcome life’s hardships with love in universe “A” and a police officer who has held on to life with resentment in universe “B.”
The director talked about how “Train” hopes to set itself apart from other parallel universe dramas as he said, “It’s a topic I’ve had a lot of interest in for a long time. In ‘Train,’ important events will occur through the passage between the two worlds, and the characters will have to collect clues from both worlds in order to get answers. When the characters cross over to the other world, the fate of those around them changes as well. I think that will be a new concept for people.”
When asked why they decided to choose the drama, Kyung Soo Jin said, “I really wanted to do it. When I heard I’d be working with Yoon Shi Yoon, I thought it would be great to work with him. The synopsis was really great, too.” Yoon Shi Yoon explained, “Our viewers will see this too, but the first two episodes are put together so well that they feel like a crime thriller film on their own. I thought the concept of parallel universes connecting was quite refreshing and fun, and it will be a enjoyable drama to watch. It has a unique storyline.”
The two also opened up about working together. Kyung Soo Jin stated, “With every scene we film, the feeling I get is there is no exit when it comes to his charms. I think he’s the best partner I’ve had so far.” Yoon Shi Yoon said, “She keeps putting her trust in me on set, and I think that motivates me to work harder. When I told people I’d be working with Kyung Soo Jin, I was met with envy.”
Finally, the pair chose what viewers should watch for in the upcoming drama. Kyung Soo Jin said, “The storyline between the two worlds will be as fast-paced as a train. I hope people will watch ‘Train’ and have a refreshing and cool summer.” Yoon Shi Yoon said, “We didn’t know what you’d like, so we prepared everything. Everyone is working hard to create two cool worlds. Some people may be worried that things will get complicated because there are parallel universes, but we’ve made it as approachable as we can, so sit back and enjoy it.”
“Train” is set to premiere on July 11 at 10:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki. Check out a highlight clip of what to expect below!