Hong Jong Hyun lately sat down for an interview to speak about his newest drama “Mom of Mine.”
The actor starred within the hit KBS drama, which adopted the relationships between moms and daughters, as Han Tae Joo, the youngest son of a rich household. His character finally developed a relationship along with his co-worker Kang Mi Ri (performed by Kim So Yeon).
Relating to his first-ever weekend drama, Hong Jong Hyun commented, “This was the longest-running drama I’ve ever accomplished. Whereas there have been some that have been comparable by way of how lengthy filming took, this one was lengthy and deep by way of content material, so I used to be just a little nervous at first. I didn’t have expertise [with this kind of drama], and I nervous, ‘Will I be capable to do properly?’ Fortunately, nevertheless, the environment on set was nice, and I acquired lots of assist from the senior actors within the forged. I additionally acquired a lot of power from viewers whereas filming, so I believe I’ll keep in mind this drama for a very long time to return.”
Regardless of the damaging stereotypes surrounding wealthy characters, Han Tae Joo was variety, handsome, and humble. Hong Jong Hyun remarked, “In my view, Tae Joo was an individual with a really wholesome angle and persona. I believed it was cool that although he was born with lots of privileges and will get something he needed with out a lot effort, he selected to strive experiencing issues and be taught all the pieces firsthand. I don’t know any chaebols, so I don’t know what sort of personalities they’ve, however I’m certain many are like this, even when the general public don’t know. Regardless that chaebols in dramas are sometimes portrayed as cynical and egotistic, I believe that [many of them] should have different traits. Particularly for Tae Joo, who misplaced his mom and grew up having a poor relationship along with his father, I believe he needed to work actually exhausting.”
Hong Jong Hyun, who displayed glorious chemistry with Kim So Yeon within the drama, had nothing however reward for his co-star. He recalled, “After I first confirmed my look, individuals round me requested who my co-star was, and I instructed them it was Kim So Yeon. Everybody instructed me, ‘That’s nice.’ I met her after solely listening to good issues, however she actually was so good and so purehearted. Regardless that I’m very a lot her junior as an actor, she was very thoughtful, so I felt actually snug [throughout filming]. I used to be very grateful to her, and since she was so good at appearing, I believed to myself that every one that remained was for me to do a very good job.”
He added, “There was lots of discuss our age distinction, however many individuals mentioned that we match properly collectively as a result of I look older and she or he appears to be like so younger. I didn’t actually discover or really feel our age distinction all that a lot.”
The actor went on to disclose that Kim So Yeon’s husband Lee Sang Woo had apparently expressed jealousy after seeing their romantic scenes within the drama. “I heard [from Kim So Yeon] that he was jealous,” mentioned Hong Jong Hyun. “We filmed a steamy love scene that [Kim So Yeon] didn’t inform him about, and when he noticed the published, he jokingly talked about it to her. It looks as if he was jealous.”
Whereas discussing the massive success of his first weekend drama, Hong Jong Hyun remarked, “It was my first-ever weekend drama, and lots of older girls started to acknowledge me. It’s a part of my every day routine to go residence and stroll my canine after ending my schedule for the day. Earlier than, the individuals who acknowledged me have been principally my age or youthful, however now once I go on walks, there are numerous older girls who acknowledge me. I believe they like me extra as a result of my character was so upstanding. They don’t know my title, however they acknowledge Tae Joo. At first, it caught me just a little off guard, however afterward, I gained lots of power from assembly these older girls and listening to what they needed to say.”
Begin watching Hong Jong Hyun in “Mom of Mine” under!
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