Lee Soo Hyuk Talks About His Chemistry With Kang Tae Oh And Shin Do Hyun In “Doom At Your Service”
“Doom at Your Service” is a fantasy romance drama about the love story between a supernatural being named Myul Mang (Seo In Guk), who causes everything he touches to vanish, and a woman named Tak Dong Kyung (Park Bo Young), who enters a dangerous contract with him when she finds out she only has 100 days to live.
Lee Soo Hyuk appeared in the drama as Cha Joo Ik, Tak Dong Kyung’s colleague at the editing office of a web novel publisher called Life Story. He was caught in a love triangle with Na Ji Na (played by Shin Do Hyun), a web novelist at Life Story, and Lee Hyun Kyu (played by Kang Tae Oh), a café owner.
In the interview, Lee Soo Hyuk said, “It’s been a while since the drama finished filming, but it was still airing after that, so I couldn’t really believe that filming had ended. Now it truly feels like it’s over. First, I want to thank the director, the writer, and the other staff members who made Joo Ik so attractive as a character. I also want to thank the viewers who showed their love for ‘Doom at Your Service’ and Cha Joo Ik. I was happy to be able to act as him for a little while.”
Asked about his character’s romantic growth, he said, “At first, Joo Ik’s lines were simple and plain, but as the story goes on, he has to say more and more romantic lines. It wasn’t easy to say such straightforward lines and I would practice before each scene by talking to myself. I thought it was fortunate that I’d already worked with Do Hyun a lot by then, so it was a bit easier.”
He picked his favorite romantic line as, “When Ji Na asks how long he’s liked her, he responds, ‘From the start.’ It’s a short line, but a powerful one. It explains all of Joo Ik’s actions to Ji Na until then, and it’s a meaningful response for him as well.”
In the love triangle, Kang Tae Oh and Lee Soo Hyuk’s characters also share a close bond. Lee Soo Hyuk said, “It was really comfortable to film together on set. The director was always brightening the atmosphere and the actors’ chemistry was good. Shin Do Hyun and I began to gel together more as our romance scenes steadily grew in number. Tae Oh has a cute side to him. Joo Ik also finds Hyun Kyu cute and takes care of him, and on set, I would often tease Tae Oh and laugh with him. He really seemed like a close younger brother.”
Asked what impression “Doom at Your Service” would leave on him, he replied, “I think that Cha Joo Ik was the most plain and humane character that I’ve ever played. I’ve played characters who weren’t even human, often strong and powerful characters. I’ve always wanted to expand the type of characters I could play and show more diverse sides of myself, so I think that’s why ‘Doom at Your Service’ will be particularly meaningful for me.”
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