So Jiseob, Kim Haneul and Yun Gyesang
2010′s most highly anticipated drama series is about the turbulent times of the Korean War, Road Number One. Its actors So Jiseob, Kim Haneul and Yun Gyesang took it upon themselves to introduce the production and talk about life on set for the eager viewers.
So Jiseob (Jangwoo) “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Road Number One’s Jangwoo is a character who lives through the Korean War, his emotions of love just as desperate as his fight to survive the war. An empathetic character who finds himself agonizing between friendship with a comrade and a fateful love. The script caught my interest from the start, and I’m glad to be working with such a talented director, crew and cast. The atmosphere on set is good, but it’s been snowing a lot and it’s so cold. And since we have a lot of war scenes, we’re always in the mountains battling with the cold, and it’s been hard on cast and crew alike. Sometimes our faces are so frozen it’s hard to deliver lines. Since we’re shooting ahead of the broadcast, the schedule’s very packed. Other than that, everything’s good. I can’t help thinking that a project like this won’t come by twice in my life. So I’m tackling everything with a light heart and doing my best to create a good drama. Don’t catch a cold and please look forward to our drama.
Kim Haneul (Suyeon) “I’m anticipating my first period piece.”
I felt numb when I first read the script. We’ll be reenacting the times that our grandparents actually lived through; that in itself is a great honor and deeply moving. ‘Suyeon’ is a character who is more than an individual. She embodies the lives of all mothers and lovers. This is my first time taking part in a period piece. On top of that, Suyeon has such a wide range of emotions. I feel nervous yet excited all the time on set. The scenes are physically straining, but more than that I feel emotionally drained after every scene because Suyeon is such an emotional character. Since there are a lot of war scenes, the men are really going through a lot. This drama is truly moving and entertaining as well, whether it’s war scenes or love scenes. Please look forward to it and cheer us on.
Yun Gyesang (Taeho) “This is a great acting opportunity. I will do my best.”
It’s such a great honor that I can take part in this grand scale project. This is a great opportunity for me as an actor, and I’m doing my best at every shoot. It’s a bit difficult dealing with the cold or filming in the mountains, but these factors act to the realism of each scene so I think the viewers will enjoy it. Taeho is a character whose parents are nationalists and so he has a deep sense of nationalism himself. He’s an elite who graduated from a military academy, but when he falls in love, he’s willing to give up everything for that love. This drama will live up to expectations with its good visuals and strong story. Please look forward to it.
Road Number One is a drama about the friendship and camaraderie that arises amidst war and a pure love that transcends time with the 6.25 War as its backdrop. Produced in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, it has a huge production cost of 13 million dollars and has been in development for three years. This blockbuster war drama boasts a solid storyline to be brought to life at the hands of a great production crew that includes directors Lee Jangsu and Kim Jinmin and scriptwriter Han Jihun. Add to the mix a great ensemble of actors, which include So Jiseob, Kim Haneul, Yun Gyesang, Son Changmin, Choi Minsu and more. This highly anticipated series about the turbulent times of the Korean War will make its spectacular appearance on the small screen in June.
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