Jung Woo And Oh Yeon Seo Talk About Their Chemistry + Why They Chose Their Quirky Characters In New Drama
On May 24, the new KakaoTV original drama “Mad for Each Other” (also translated as “Crazy Person in the Area”) held an online press conference with director Lee Tae Gon and lead actors Jung Woo and Oh Yeon Seo.
“Mad for Each Other” is a drama about the unpredictable romance between No Hwi Oh (Jung Woo), a man with anger management issues who has zero control over his temper, and Lee Min Kyung, a woman who is always causing other people to get angry at her.
About the forceful-sounding title, director Lee Tae Gon said, “We don’t really know the people around us. When someone acts rude or in a way that is out of the norm, we say that they’re crazy. But once we get to know them, we realize that they’re normal and just the same as we are. The drama is about the question, ‘Is that person really crazy?’, and whether we still think of people as crazy after getting to know them.”
Jung Woo’s character, No Hwi Oh, was a passionate police officer before his life falls apart after an incident and he develops anger management issues. Oh Yeon Seo’s character, Lee Min Kyung, had the perfect life before it all collapses due to an incident and she closes her heart off to others.
Asked why he chose the project, Jung Woo said, “I heard that Lee Tae Gon was directing the project and I was curious and excited about it. When I read the script, it felt very fresh, new, and creative. Even though the character didn’t exist in real life, he felt vey realistic. It felt like someone I could meet in real life, so I had a lot of fun reading the script.”
He added, “I encountered this drama right when I was feeling mentally and physically tired from doing heavy projects. I didn’t take long to think about it, I really wanted to play this character.”
Oh Yeon Seo also shared that she was a fan of director Lee Tae Gon. “I met with him and said that I would like to do the project. Then I found out that Jung Woo would be my co-star. I decided that I go ahead and trust both the director and my co-star.”
She continued, “I worked hard on set, but Jung Woo and the director filled in a lot of the parts I was lacking. If the drama does well and the character receives love, it’s because these two people, as well as the staff, helped me out. I had a lot of fun filming.”
About their chemistry working together, she said, “Whatever I tried in terms of acting, he would respond well. When we did rehearsals, he would suggest ideas, and when I suggested ideas, he would use them well.”
Jung Woo said, “I was curious about what kind of an actor she was. She was more cool and easygoing on set than I had expected. She respects the people around her and works hard to make the atmosphere on set brighter. I could also see her working hard as an actor to overcome the limits of her own thoughts.”
“Mad for Each Other” starts airing on May 24 and will air a new episode every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7 p.m. KST.
Check out Oh Yeon Seo in the movie “Cheese in the Trap” here…
… and Jung Woo in the movie “Best Friend” here!