Counting Down To Monday…
Promised to sb that I would get to this interview so here is it.
In the beginning, Kim Hee-sun is explaining her Eun-soo character. She describes Eun-soo as someone who doesn’t tolerate disadvantages very well. Eun-soo is not irrationally selfish. She has reasons for why she acts the way she does. Kim Hee-sun also describes Eun-soo as similar to herself. Let me remind people that Kim Hee-sun’s answers were edited and we can’t know the exact context to which she gave her responses. That is always something to remember with these kind of interviews.
At 0:37, the question must have been about ratings because Kim Hee-sun says that the actors are experiencing/working as if the ratings were 40%. Lee Min-ho laughs and Kim Hee-sun laughs with him. She adds that they are having fun filming. Kim Hee-sun also talks about how her lines from the drama made it onto search engines, such as when she said, “Go to hell,” to Ki Chul.
At 1:15, she talks about how Eun-soo swears in the drama. She had fun saying the lines but it was also hard trying to not come off as crude while saying them. She also goes into the specific line of curses she said in the carriage ride with Noguk in episode three, where she said “Siberia,” instead of the the really awful Korean curse- they made up that curse on the spot. Initially, the swearing was worse.
At 1:56, Kim Hee-sun talks about the age difference between her and the rest of the actors. She has a ten-year difference with the boys, and a eleven-year difference with Park Se-young. It would feel awkward for her to join them if they were all sitting together, drinking tea or something. But she decided it was better to NOT pretend that there was no age difference and just act naturally. At 2:03 she says that thankfully, Lee Min-ho looks young for his age. She pauses as people laugh because I guess the joke is that Lee Min-ho actually doesn’t look young for his age- he looks older than his age. So she looks at him and says to him in explanation, “I said you look younger….,” the implication being that she said he looked younger but no one believed her. Hilarious. That’s why you always get cast with female actors who are older than you, Lee Min-ho because you look more mature than your age!
At 2:44 Kim Hee-sun wags her finger at Lee Min-ho saying that he’s really evil/naughty. They message each other every day or call. They even meet up for tea/coffee in their free time. At this point, Lee Min-ho tries to steal the mic from her and says, “One thing that is for certain is that I am very patient with her.” Kim Hee-sun shakes her head. Nope, although people might think because of her personality that what Lee Min-ho said is true, in reality, if she does one naughty thing, Lee Min-ho pays her back with ten naughty things. But it always seem like what Kim Hee-sun did is worse.
At 3:13 Lee Min-ho responds that even if he refutes her claims, Kim Hee-sun refutes ten times harder, later making him and others believe that yeah, Hee-sun noona was right after all.
This is the same interview with things I’ve already recapped before but just this added to it at 1:22. Kim Hee-sun says that in real life too, she and Lee Min-ho bicke,r like our Imja couple, when they are playing games. Lee Min-ho adds that Kim Hee-sun also swears at him when they are playing games. Hee-sun shakes her head no- Min-ho also swears. Aw, it’s great to see this noona and dongsaeng get along so well. Lee Min-ho has a knack for dealing with older women, doesn’t he? 😉 Come here, Min-ho, this noona take good care of you.
Episode 15 making
Episode 16 making
At 3:06, Kim Hee-sun does her camera frame move before Lee Min-ho finishes his lines, causing him to go, as we express in Korean, “dong dong” with his legs, which is adorable- it’s a physical expression of regret and/or impatience done usually very childishly in Korea.
photos from SBS
Considering how much next week is going to suck for me in non-kdrama related life, I am really wishing too hard for it to be Monday already.
Plus a friendly reminder to anyone who takes out my work. Please credit clearly and properly, spell my name correctly (double the “o,” double the “n,” makes a doubly happy Joonni) and please link back to this website. 🙂