“Descendants of the Sun” Writer Reveals the Truth Behind Cheesy Lines of the Drama
In a podcast uploaded on April 6 by the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy organization, Kim Eun Sook joined close friends writer Kim Eun Hee (who wrote the drama ‘Signal‘) and her husband, director Jang Hang Joon, to talk about “Descendants of the Sun,” becoming a writer, and the upcoming elections in Korea.
Writer Kim Eun Sook explained, “Many viewers say that the lines are cheesy, but I actually used those pick up lines to seduce men.” As an example, Kim Eun Sook revealed, “I actually said the line, ‘Since when were you this handsome?’ to men.”
Kim Eun Sook wittily continued, “People tell me to learn from writer Kim Eun Hee, but I feel proud hearing that since she is getting praised for her writing thanks to me.”
The writer expressed how she feels seeing her drama doing so well, saying humbly and alluding to other strong aspects of the drama, “I can’t help watching it, but it’s not because I wrote it well.” Kim Eun Sook continued, “I’m pretty happy since I think I’ll make a lot of money from from the reruns,” and laughed.
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