On December 17th at the GCGV in Apgujeong, Gangnam, Seoul, the movie Don’t Forget Me and held its release press conference. At this event leading actors Jong Woo-sung and Kim Ha-neul as well as director Lee Yoon-jung were in attendance.
In the movie Don’t Forget Me, after a car accident, Seok-won (played by Jung Woo-sung) losses all memory of the past 10 years, upon waking. When he awakes he meets a secretive girl named Jin-young (played by Kim Ha-neul). He soon discovers that the love between them, is more important than regaining his memory.
About starring in the movie Kim han-neul said “Jung Woo-sung was actually cast first.(because he came up with the idea for the movie) So there wasn’t a reason not to be in the film. Both of us started our careers a while ago, but never had the opportunity to work together. I like doing romantic movies more than any other genre. It has been a dream of mine ever since I got into acting.”
Jung Woo-sung said “Well I’m very happy she accepted the invitation. I didn’t think it was a role that just any female actor could do, so I’m glad it turned out the way it did.”
He continued saying “When you look at romantic comedies, Kim Ha-neul is sure to come up. And so when I was watching those, I thought Wouldn’t it be great to act together? So it ended up being a great opportunity, which I’m happy it didn’t come up too late.”
Don’t Forget Me’s Jung Woo-sung and Kim Ha-neul
Kim Ha-neul has worked across big stars such as Kwon Sang-woo, Kang Dong-won, Yoo Seung-ho and Jang Dong-gun, But this time she got to work with her greatest costar ever, Jung Woo-sung. “The actors were really great to costar with. But Jong Woo-sung takes romance movies very seriously, so he was the best partner I ever had for a romance movie. He is an actor who can really get the gaze right.” She said.
Director Lee Yoon-jung said about his position “While shooting, we ended up developing a very open relationship, as we went out for drinks often. They seemed more like brother and sister than lovers. Romantic movie directors like it if the actors date before starting the movie. But because they were so sibling like I was worried.” He said with a laugh.
“When they go in front of the camera, their eyes completely change. Viewers suddenly forget they are actors and scream with excitement. But the actors didn’t actually fall in love.”
Don’t Forget Me comes out on January 1st 2017.
Article by Han Jihee of Get It K, Photos by JTBC Mari and I
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