tvN's "Flower Boy Ramyun Shop" was a cable drama, but the popularity it garnered made it feel like a broadast drama. In the middle of all this was high school student Cha Chi-soo, also known as actor Jung Il-woo (24).
He told E Daily Star In, "I have a lot of teen fans now. 80% of the people who joined my fan café after "Flower Boy Ramyun Shop" are teens".
"Flower Boy Ramyun Shop" is a romantic comedy drama that reveals the love between Cha Chi-soo, the only heir to a food company, and Yang Eun-bi, the only daughter of a restaurant owner. The way the two meet, as student and student-teacher, then playing hard to get but slowly developing a relationship, is drawn out very pleasantly. The drama ended happily with the two kissing each other.
This comical love story shook up the hearts of teens. Cha Chi-soo's popularity feels no envy against Kim Joo-won (Hyun Bin) from "Secert Garden".
At first he was worried. There was concern about the viewing percentage as it was a cable drama. However, "Flower Boy Ramyun Shop" ranked first place from the first episode to the sixteenth. The final episode rated 2.86%. Seeing as cable dramas find it hard to even pass 1%, this is a very inspiring result.
Is that why Jung Il-woo hopes that, "If there is a chance I want to try out a character like Cha Chi-soo once again".
"Cha Chi-soo reflects a lot on my own character and creating the role was a lot of fun. The way he drums his fingers on his lips is also a habit of mine. His cocky way of talking also reflected some of my ideas. I think a lot of it was Jung Il-woo".
He also mentioned working with Lee Chung-ah (27). She was the best. He expressed friendliness by calling her a 'simple country girl'. He said, "Despite the three years age difference, we were very comfortable with each other. I didn't think she was older than me".
"Flower Boy Ramyun Shop" is over. However, he plans on coming back soon. He is being talked about for a role in the MBC drama "The Sun and the Moon". He said, "I haven't done a lot of work after my debut. So I think the time from then until now was a waste. I want to be more active next year".
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