Kim Seon Ho Talks About His Character In “Start-Up,” Relating To The Story, And More
Kim Seon Ho recently participated in a written interview with Sports Chosun following the end of the tvN drama “Start-Up.”
Although the actor had appeared in several dramas prior to his role in “Start-Up,” his popularity shot up after viewers were drawn to his character, Han Ji Pyeong.
Kim Seon Ho said, “I don’t act in any project with the expectation that I’ll become popular. I’ve never even imagined something like this. Until recently, I found it hard to believe that so many people could be showing me interest and support. I wanted to do well in ‘Start-Up’ because I really liked the character Han Ji Pyeong.”
He added, “Around the final episode of ‘Start-Up,’ fans would leave so many comments on Instagram saying things like, ‘Seon Ho, you’re doing well right now.’ I read over these comments after the final episode ended and it was moving to the point of tears. I had a lot of thoughts while working on the project, but I gained strength from knowing that a lot of people were cheering me on.”
“Start-Up” is about young people in their twenties as they pursue their dreams of entering the Sandbox, the fictional Korean equivalent of Silicon Valley. Kim Seon Ho said, “I relate to the youths in the drama. No matter who you are, your twenties are an awkward but passionate time. I was also like that. I didn’t have a lot of experience when I first started working, but I had so much passion that I wanted to try everything. I didn’t have anything concrete planned out, but I really wanted to act. After I graduated from university, I wanted to act in plays, so I threw myself into it heart and soul. I started with nothing, but I was just happy to be acting. Instead of being anxious about the future, I found a quiet sort of happiness. Of course, there were times when I felt despair. But I think of those times as opportunities. When I started to have a lot of doubts, I would pause and think about what direction I wanted to go in, reset my goals, and take on new challenges. I believe that for everyone, there will be a moment when despair turns into a new opportunity.”
Kim Seon Ho also addressed his work on “2 Days & 1 Night Season 4.” He said, “There were people who were concerned that it would be really difficult physically and mentally for me to do a play right after a drama and that I would be stepping down from ‘2 Days & 1 Night.’ But just like we started together, I want to go to the end with these members. As long as the members stay with ‘2 Days & 1 Night,’ I think I’ll stay with them.”
Watch “2 Days & 1 Night Season 4” below!