The Men Of “Hwarang” Talk Friendship, Drinking, And More For High Cut Magazine
The six leads of the highly-anticipated drama “Hwarang” recently came together for a High Cut photo shoot.
Park Seo Joon, Park Hyung Sik, Choi Minho, Kim Taehyung (BTS’s V), Do Ji Han, and Jo Yoon Woo will be gracing the cover of High Cut’s last edition of 2016, which will be released on December 15. Wearing checkered suits and flower-motif patterns, the six actors took on a “handsome British bandmates” concept and turned into their very own idol group.
In their interview, the actors talked about how much they enjoyed working together and how they felt about appearing in the drama.
Kim Taehyung opened up about taking on his first-ever acting role and said, “It was very difficult for me because it’s my first time [acting]. I’m also the first member in BTS to try acting, and that makes me want to do even better. How well I do as an actor could either positively or negatively affect how people see BTS.” He added, “I couldn’t have done it without Park Seo Joon. I think I was only able to do what I did because of him.”
On the members’ drinking habits, Do Ji Han said, “Choi Minho can hold his drink down the best. I think he was just born with great stamina. Park Seo Joon. Jo Yoon Woo, Park Hyung Sik, and I are so-so. Kim Taehyung likes to let loose a little. It’s really cute.”
Park Seo Joon talked about why he decided to appear in the drama as he said, “I chose ‘Hwarang’ because I thought it would be nice for the last drama I do in my twenties to be one about being a youth. I worked on four productions in 2015, but I decided to put my all into just one production this year. I want to keep working non-stop till I’m 32 or 33.”
ZE:A’s Park Hyung Sik, who has already made his mark as an idol-turned-actor, said, “The members of ZE:A are like family to me because we’ve been together for nine or 10 years, including the time we spent as trainees. The ‘Hwarang’ guys are co-workers I’m happy to have met. A lot of us were born in 1991, so it feels like I’ve met a really great group of friends.”
Jo Yoon Woo talked about playing Yeowool, a character who is so pretty that he often gets mistaken for a woman, saying, “On the first day of filming, Park Seo Joon told me to watch a movie called ‘Danish Girl.’ I was able to learn a lot from Eddie Redmayne’s detailed portrayal and wide emotional range. My character has long hair and is very pretty, but I think I actually have very masculine facial features. I felt nervous because I don’t look that pretty or feminine. When I saw myself in the mirror after I was done up, the first thought that popped in my head was, ‘How am I going to do this?'”
Choi Minho was asked who he would most likely introduce to his sister if he ever had one, and he chose Park Hyung Sik. His reason was, “He’s the kind of guy who will put all his faith in you if you give him your trust. He has such a great personality and seeing how he was on set made him such a reliable friend and co-worker in my eyes.”
The full photo shoot of the six men of “Hwarang” will be available in volume 188 of High Cut, which will be released on December 18. B-cut photos and videos will be available online on December 20.
“Hwarang” premieres Monday, December 19. Make sure to catch the Viki Exclusive!