A young man who helped catch a robber at a convenience store is now popular for dressing up as a woman. This is the story of actor Jang Dong-yoon (27).
"I don't want to let Nok-doo go, like my fans", the actor said about the recently ended KBS 2TV drama "The Tale of Nokdu". He played Nok-doo, who sneaks into a widow village to find out the truth about the stranger that attacked his family, dressed as a woman named Widow Kim. On the other hand, there was a good display of action, too.
Being the first investment of the native online video service (OTT) WAVE, "The Tale of Nokdu" maintained an average viewing percentage of 6~7% and gained tremendous popularity. What drew the most attention was Jang Dong-yoon dressed as a woman. He even replaced Lee Joon-gi from "The King and the Clown" as a 'pretty boy'.
Prior to the filming of the drama, Jang Dong-yoon prepared for his character with pilates and contemporary dance instead of weight training. "I don't think there's a 'woman's voice' so I tried to avoid the typical and dramatic actions most men dressed as women would do", he emphasized.
"When I first tried on the women's hanbok, it was so awkward and embarrassing. My friends laughed and said I was a sight for sore eyes". On the other hand, Kim Jeom-geum from MBC's "Granny Poetry Club" told him how beautiful he looked. Jang Dong-yoon has been in touch with her even after the project and said, "I plan on making time to visit her soon".
Jang Dong-yoon had lots of nice things to say about Kim So-hyun, his co-star who acted as a tomboy. "I thought she would be pure and act younger than me, but when I did meet her, I was wrong. She is the best at communicating with her co-workers for acting".
Jang Dong-yoon is from the Kyeongsang Province and he can't stand injustice. While he was studying at Hanyang University's College of Economics and Finance in 2016, he received a police commendation for aiding in the arrest of a robber. After he appeared on the news, the agency contacted him and this led to his debut. While he lived in a boarding house during his studies, he even caught students who would smoke in the narrow alleyways, handing them over to their teacher, and made new friends.
"I would also like to try a human drama about a lawyer that shines light on the dark side of society, or a reporter who condemns social injustice".
"The Tale of Nokdu" is directed by Kang Soo-yeon-II, Kim Dong-hwi, written by Baek So-yeon, Lim Ye-jin, and features Jang Dong-yoon, Kim So-hyun, Kang Tae-oh, Jung Joon-ho, Kim Tae-woo, Yoon Yoo-sun. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/09/30~2019/11/25, Mon, Tue 22:00 on KBS.
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