Park Sung Hoon Is A Detective Hot On Yoon Kye Sang’s Trail In “The Kidnapping Day”

ENA’s upcoming drama “The Kidnapping Day” has shared a sneak peek of Park Sung Hoon in character!

Based on the novel of the same name, “The Kidnapping Day” is a black comedy about the unlikely alliance between a blundering kidnapper and a genius 11-year-old girl. Yoon Kye Sang will star as Kim Myung Joon, a first-time kidnapper who gets involved in an abduction to raise money for his daughter’s hospital fees, while Yoo Na of “Pachinko” will play the cynical 11-year-old Choi Ro Hee, who has a brilliant mind but has lost her memory.

Park Sung Hoon—who recently starred in “The Glory” and “Not Others”—will be taking on the role of Park Sang Yoon, a decisive and cool-headed detective in the violent crimes unit. Not only is Park Sang Yoon tasked with hunting down the inexperienced kidnapper Kim Myung Joon, but he also simultaneously investigates a murder case linked to the kidnapping. However, as he gets closer to the truth, Park Sang Yoon winds up uncovering an unexpected secret.

Describing why he was drawn to “The Kidnapping Day,” Park Sung Hoon recalled, “I found the new and refreshingly different subject matter appealing, and the script was so much fun that I read it quickly as soon as I received it. So it took me very little time to decide to appear [in the drama].”

“In particular, the chemistry between the blundering kidnapper and the genius girl really stole my heart,” added the actor. “I thought that it’d be a chance for me to create a new kind of drama that wasn’t cliché.”

As for his approach to his character, Park Sung Hoon shared, “I’ve been told that detectives don’t have enough personal time because of all the stakeouts and investigative work they have to do. But through his outfits and hairstyle, I tried to convey the fact that even within those circumstances, Sang Yoon is fastidious about his grooming and self-care.”

“Sang Yoon’s charm is the humanity that lies hidden beneath his meticulous nature and cool-headed judgment,” he continued. “In my previous drama, ‘Not Others,’ I played police station director Eun Jae Won—and in this drama, I’m playing the role of a detective, which is somewhat similar but also very different. [Sang Yoon] will take initiative in solving cases, and there will also be action scenes here and there, so you’ll be able to see a slightly more ‘rhythmical’ charm.”

“The Kidnapping Day” will premiere on September 13 at 9 p.m. KST. Check out a teaser for the drama here!

In the meantime, watch Park Sung Hoon in “Not Others” with subtitles on Viki below:

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