Jung Woo Is A Former Taekwondo Athlete Whose Life Completely Changes After An Accident In Upcoming tvN Drama
“Mental Coach Jegal” is a sports drama about a former national athlete who quits sports after causing a scandal and becomes a mental coach to help former professional athletes who have retired and current athletes who have fallen into a slump.
Jung Woo will star as mental coach Je Gal Gil, a former national Taekwondo athlete who is known for his hard work and dorky charms. After he causes an unprecedented accident in the athlete’s village, Je Gal Gil is permanently expelled and coined the unlucky Taekwondo prodigy. Once he overcomes his past trauma and regains his mental health, Je Gal Gil returns to the athlete’s village as a mental coach.
The newly released stills show Je Gal Gil’s past as a national Taekwondo athlete. He draws attention with his imposing posture as he overwhelms his opponent by making a loud noise with wide eyes. However, he throws an unexpected wink, which hints he’s also mischievous.
The following stills show Je Gal Gil reborn as a mental coach. In commemoration of the publication of his new book, he gives a lecture in front of many people and holds a signing event. He gives his fans a gentle smile, showcasing a completely different atmosphere from his days as a taekwondo athlete.
The production team remarked, “Jung Woo completely melted into the character of Je Gal Gil from the first shoot, and we couldn’t think of anyone else who could portray him. He drew admiration from the staff on set by embodying his character in a more three-dimensional way with his realistic acting [of portraying a] humorous and sly [role]. Please look forward to his performance that will spread laughter and healing.”
“Mental Coach Jegal” will premiere on September 12 at 10:30 p.m. KST.
While you wait, check out Jung Woo in “Reply 1994” below: