On September 20th at the Imperial Palace in Seoul a press conference was held for the upcoming drama "Melting Me Softly", which is the comeback project for Ji Chang-wook following his two years of mandatory military service. South Korean news services were on the scene to take photos of the event.
Ji Chang-wook professed nervousness about his first project after having been out of the spotlight for so long, but expressed appreciation to his seniors for being able to make filming a pleasant experience. As for why he chose this particular project, Ji Chang-wook says that when he first read the script he thought it was fresh and fun. "Melting Me Softly" involves two people who are cryogenically frozen for twenty years, having been led to believe they were participating in a temporary experiment.
Supporting actors Im Won-hee and Jeon Soo-kyung were specifically cited by Ji Chang-wook as positive points in terms of how the drama explores human relationships. The scenario in "Melting Me Softly" involves Ji Chang-wook's character meeting people he used to know who are now much older than him. Screenwriter Baek Mi-kyeong described the script as being a sort of fanciful Don Quixote styled story, although Ji Chang-wook insisted that he saw humanity in how his character was written.
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"Melting Me Softly" is directed by Sin Woo-cheol, written by Baek Mi-kyeong, and features Ji Chang-wook, Won Jin-ah, Yoon Se-ah, Yoon Seok-hwa, Im Won-hee, Kim Won-hae. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/09/28~Upcoming, Sat, Sun 21:00 on tvN.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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