Joo Ji Hoon Praises Jun Ji Hyun + Talks About Their Chemistry In “Jirisan”
tvN’s upcoming drama “Jirisan” has shared a new glimpse of the chemistry between its leads!
“Jirisan” is a mystery drama starring Jun Ji Hyun as Seo Yi Kang, a top ranger at Mount Jiri National Park, and Joo Ji Hoon as her rookie partner Kang Hyun Jo, who is hiding an unspeakable secret. The drama will follow the story that unfolds as the two rangers begin to uncover the truth behind a mysterious accident that occurred on the mountain.
The drama will be penned by Kim Eun Hee, the writer of many famous dramas including “Signal,” “Ghost,” and “Kingdom”—in which both Joo Ji Hoon and Jun Ji Hyun appeared—and helmed by Lee Eung Bok, the director behind the hit dramas “Goblin,” “Descendants of the Sun,” “Mr. Sunshine,” and more.
On October 8, the upcoming drama released a new sneak peek of Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon making eye contact in character. Even in a photo, the chemistry between the two leads is undeniable, and the characters’ realistic bickering will add a fun layer to the suspenseful story.
According to the drama’s producers, the two actors also displayed great teamwork during filming, and Joo Ji Hoon personally expressed confidence in their chemistry as he heaped praise on his co-star.
“As you can see in the videos that have already been released, Jun Ji Hyun has great energy,” said Joo Ji Hoon. “Even in situations that could be physically exhausting, she cheerfully led the atmosphere in a positive direction, and thanks to her, both the atmosphere on set and our chemistry were really great.”
“Jirisan” premieres on October 23 at 9 p.m. KST and will be available with subtitles on Viki. In the meantime, check out the latest teaser for the drama here!
While you wait for “Jirisan,” watch Joo Ji Hoon in “The Item” with subtitles below: