SINGAPORE – Within the South Korean drama Awaken, a string of mysterious incidents happen, prompting a Nationwide Police Company particular process pressure, led by the eccentric, ingenious Do Jung-woo (Namgoong Min), to look right into a tragedy that occurred in an uncommon village practically 30 years in the past.
Listed below are 5 issues to know concerning the new drama.
1. No straightforward struggle
Coaching for the combating scenes was no straightforward feat. To arrange for her function as a police officer, Seolhyun from woman group AOA, 26, attended courses in an motion faculty two months previous to the filming.
For a particular combating scene, Namgoong, 42, needed to take two days to practise and coordinate with actor Yoo Ha-joon, hitting and blocking each other whereas carrying protecting gear.
“As anticipated, it was a scene that I felt may have been achieved higher, however however I did put in my greatest and subsequently had no regrets,” says Namgoong in an e-mail interview with The Straits Occasions.
2. Consideration to element
Apart from honing her English language expertise to play a bilingual FBI agent coming back from america, actress Lee Chung-ah, 36, additionally paid nice consideration to the psychological elements of her character.
She did her homework by studying books on behavioural psychology and watching movies of precise felony profilers.
“Most significantly, I’ve learnt that having the ability to make the opponent converse after which capturing clues from their speech is of utmost significance. They pay quite a lot of consideration in terms of listening,” she says.
Namgoong says he was amazed by Lee’s consideration to element. “I bear in mind being shocked by how she would put her ideas into the issues that I by no means considered.”
3. Nice chemistry
Though that is the primary time the trio has labored collectively, they solely have good issues to say about each other.
Each Lee and Seolhyun agree that Namgoong was a accountable chief on set.
Lee additionally praises Seolhyun for her eagerness to study and Seolhyun says Lee made everybody snug on set.
“Even when it got here to filming scenes that had been difficult, we at all times loved ourselves. They’re nice co-actors whom I positively wish to work with once more sooner or later,” says Lee.
4. Social butterfly
Whereas Yoon Solar-woo performs an aloof pc hacker within the present, the 35-year-old sees himself as a social butterfly in actual life.
“I actually get pleasure from speaking with others and having conversations with them, and I additionally suppose I do fairly properly in social settings,” he says.
5. Everybody’s older brother
Namgoong has been praised by his co-stars as a reliable chief on set who took nice care of the forged and crew.
That is his second consecutive manufacturing with Yoon, who performed Namgoong’s youthful brother in sequence Scorching Range League (2019 to 2020). “He actually treats me properly, like how an elder brother would his youthful sibling,” says Yoon.
As a extra skilled actor, Lee additionally guided the youthful ones on set. Seolhyun says: “She would level out issues that I may enhance on and information me when it got here to my appearing”.
Awaken is obtainable on Viu.