Kim Nam Joo Dishes On Her Upcoming Drama “Wonderful World,” Working With Cha Eun Woo, And More
Kim Nam Joo has talked about her upcoming drama “Wonderful World”!
“Wonderful World” is an emotional thriller about Eun Soo Hyun (Kim Nam Joo), a woman who seeks revenge after the tragic loss of her son. When the culprit manages to evade punishment through the legal system, she decides to pursue justice on her own. ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo will star as Kwon Sun Yool, who leads a rough life after dropping out of medical school until he unexpectedly becomes entangled with Eun Soo Hyun.
“Wonderful World” marks Kim Nam Joo’s return to the small screen after six years following her 2018 drama “Misty.” Describing her feelings about her long-awaited return, Kim Nam Joo shared, “I’m always excited to meet viewers, and I feel a sense of responsibility and joy to repay them with good work.”
On why she chose “Wonderful World” as her comeback drama, Kim Nam Joo revealed, “The first thing I consider when choosing a project is, ‘Can I portray this character well?’ Eun Soo Hyun is a character with strong maternal instincts, and I am a mother of two children myself, so I couldn’t help but immerse myself in Eun Soo Hyun’s emotions.”
In “Wonderful World,” Eun Soo Hyun is a psychology professor and successful writer who lives a happy life with a perfect family. However, Eun Soo Hyun’s life takes a 180-degree turn when she loses her young son and personally kills her son’s murderer.
Expressing her love for the character of Soo Hyun, Kim Nam Joo shared, “The source of Eun Soo Hyun’s strength is her strong maternal love. She represents the hearts of all mothers in the world who prioritize family above all else in life and would do anything for their children. She dedicates herself to protecting her family without hesitation and always prioritizes the difficulties of those around her over her own, exerting a positive influence.”
The actress continued, “While preparing for the character of Eun Soo Hyun, I went into filming solely with a mother’s heart. I tried to immerse myself in the moment in each scene, and I was grateful that the situation was not real. During filming, I focused solely on following Eun Soo Hyun’s emotions.”
Praising her co-star Cha Eun Woo, Kim Nam Joo commented, “He is an actor who surprises me more and more as time goes on.” She added, “He is always open to advice, never hesitates to listen, and works hard in every moment, which made me feel at ease throughout filming. He is a good actor with a flexible mind and a positive attitude.”
Kim Nam Joo also expressed her love for her other “Wonderful World” co-stars. Regarding Kim Kang Woo, who plays her husband and successful anchor Kang Soo Ho, she commented, “He is a veteran actor whom I could always rely on,” adding, “Even in challenging filming conditions, he never complained and gave his best performance, and he also perfectly portrayed the unwavering dedication of a father who loves his family unconditionally.”
As for actress Im Se Mi, who plays the role of Han Yu Ri, the CEO of a Cheongdam shop who is like a real sister to Eun Soo Hyun, Kim Nam Joo shared, “Actress Im Se Mi not only delivered an excellent acting performance, but she also brightened the atmosphere on set with her cheerful and positive energy.”
About actress Won Mi Kyung, who plays her mother in “Wonderful World,” Kim Nam Joo remarked, “Won Mi Kyung is someone I have always admired and respected. It was my first time working with her on a project, but from the moment we met, she felt like a mother to me. She took care of me like a daughter, and I relied on her throughout filming. Even now, when filming is over, I still miss her warm embrace.”
Kim Nam Joo added, “It was a great blessing and honor to work alongside colleagues who put their utmost effort into their acting, such as Gil Hae Yeon, who plays my mother-in-law [Jung Myung Hee], and Kang Ae Sim, who showed her sincerity when it comes to acting [in the role of Jang Hyung Ja].”
In conclusion, Kim Nam Joo commented, “‘Wonderful World’ is a drama with a strong message that will make viewers reflect once again on the importance of family love. I also hope that it will serve as a warning to those who commit evil in our society. I hope that many viewers will support the drama and tune in.”
“Wonderful World” will premiere on March 1.
In the meantime, watch Kim Nam Joo in “Misty” below: