Jung Hae In, BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, And Director Share Key Points To Look Out For In “Snowdrop”

Ahead of the premiere of JTBC’s new drama “Snowdrop,” director Jo Hyun Tak and lead actors Jung Hae In and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo shared key points for viewers to look out for.

Directed and written by the “SKY Castle” team, “Snowdrop” takes place in Seoul in 1987. The drama depicts the love story between Su Ho (Jung Hae In), a student at a prestigious university who rushes into a women’s university one day covered in blood, and Young Ro (Jisoo), a student at the women’s university who hides and takes care of him despite facing danger under close surveillance.

Jung Hae In and Jisoo’s chemistry

Director Jo Hyun Tak picked Jung Hae In and Jisoo’s chemistry as a key point in the drama. He said, “Going beyond just simple chemistry, you can already feel the complete story when Jung Hae In and Jisoo stand next to each other. While filming, I always looked forward to their appearance.” He shared that Jung Hae In and Jisoo always took care to match up their emotions and movements on set. Jung Hae In praised his co-star by saying, “Jisoo is just Young Ro herself. Her expression of her character was amazing.” Jisoo responded by saying, “I was very fortunate to have Jung Hae In as my first acting partner.”

The ensemble cast and character immersion

In addition to Jung Hae In and Jisoo, “Snowdrop” boasts a star-studded cast of Yoo In Na, Jang Seung Jo, Yoon Se Ah, Kim Hye Yoon, Jung Yoo Jin, Heo Joon Ho, Park Sung Woong, Kim Jung Nan, Jung Hye Young, Lee Hwa Ryong, and Baek Ji Won. These brilliant actors will play a diverse cast of characters. Director Jo said, “I want to emphasize the work of the ensemble cast of 70 actors who brought to life the terrible incidents that take place inside the dorm.” Jisoo added, “I hope that people can look out for the various stories of the diverse characters that appear.”

Blending genres of romance and spy action

Jung Hae In said, “There are a lot of diverse genres in ‘Snowdrop.'” Set amidst the political turmoil of 1987, “Snowdrop” is about the romance that blossoms in the middle of political conspiracies and spy work. In the teasers, Jisoo and Jung Hae In’s romance takes center stage, but the political leaders’ intelligence war adds a layer of tension to the drama.

Cinematography that takes you back to the 1980s

Jisoo said, “I want viewers to notice the beautiful cinematography created by director Jo Hyun Tak and the production staff.” In order to recreate the world of 1987, the staff recruited vintage sets, costumes, props, and makeup. Director Jo said, “From the costumes to the makeup, to the sets to the props, we think of the art direction on this drama as another main character in the story. The art director and I began preparing the set six months before filming started. Since the scale of the dorm is huge, we built a set to scale. We believe that the fashion, hair, makeup, and props of the time will bring back memories of the past. We worked with the best team, so I’m satisfied with and proud of the result.”

“Snowdrop” premieres on December 18 at 10:30 p.m. KST. Check out a teaser here!

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