Chu Young Woo Talks About “School 2021” + Working With Kim Yo Han And Cho Yi Hyun
The eighth installment in KBS’s popular “School” drama series, “School 2021” will tell the story of high school students choosing to follow their dreams instead of just preparing for college entrance exams. The coming-of-age tale will follow the growth, friendships, and romances of 18-year-olds facing an uncertain future.
WEi’s Kim Yo Han will star in the drama as Gong Ki Joon, a former Taekwondo athlete who must give up on his dream due to an injury, while Cho Yi Hyun will play his first love Jin Ji Won, who is determined to achieve her dream of becoming a carpenter.
Chu Young Woo will be playing the role of Jung Young Joo, a mysterious transfer student with a past connection to Gong Ki Joon. On the outside, the quiet and hard-to-read Jung Young Joo appears cold and intimidating, but on the inside, he’s actually incredibly soft-hearted.
Describing his character, Chu Young Woo remarked, “Jung Young Joo might seem irritable and like he’s avoiding other people, but he’s actually a lonely guy who needs the help of others more than anyone.”
He went on to share, “I spent a lot of time thinking about what happiness would be for Jung Young Joo, who is quiet and impossible to read, and also what might make Jung Young Joo smile. I’m working hard to try and convey the contrast between Jung Young Joo’s frostiness and the warmth that’s hidden inside that.”
Chu Young Woo also spoke highly of his co-stars Kim Yo Han, Cho Yi Hyun, and Hwang Bo Reum Byeol.
“Even though Yo Han and I are the same age, I have a lot to learn from him, and I rely on him a lot,” said the actor. “And Yi Hyun gets immersed in her acting very quickly, so whenever we have a scene together, filming goes smoothly. I also have a lot of scenes together with Byeol, and she’s a dependable partner who gives me a lot of energy.”
“School 2021” premieres on November 17 at 9:30 p.m. KST and will be available with subtitles on Viki. Check out the first teaser for the drama here!
While you wait for “School 2021,” watch Chu Young Woo in his recent drama “Police University” with subtitles below: