Joo Sang Wook On Why “The King Of Tears, Lee Bang Received” Was Memorable, Working With Youthful Co-Stars, And Extra

Joo Sang Wook lately participated in an interview to speak about his newest drama “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Received“!

KBS’s “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Received” is a standard epic sageuk about King Taejong, born Lee Bang Received, who helped his father overthrow the Goryeo Dynasty and set up the Joseon Dynasty. A conventional epic sageuk is a historic drama that usually includes a big price range and solid, a long-running storyline, and depictions of actual historic occasions and figures.

After premiering in December 2021, “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Received” got here to a conclusion early this month. The drama was the primary KBS conventional epic sageuk in 5 years and recorded common viewership rankings of 10 %, peaking at 11.7 %.

Joo Sang Wook, who performed the principle character Lee Bang Received, described the drama as a “new begin.” He defined, “I consider this mission as the center between once I was youthful and once I age extra sooner or later.” Laughing, he added, “It will likely be both my first step in the direction of my older picture, or the top of my youth. It’s a memorable mission.”

Early this January, KBS needed to situation an apology after it was belatedly revealed {that a} horse had died after being injured on the drama’s set. The controversy led to quite a few celebrities talking out about animal abuse, in addition to an announcement from the Korean Animal Welfare Affiliation (KAWA), and a five-week hiatus for the drama.

Concerning the controversy, Joo Sang Wook commented, “My coronary heart damage. There was a whole lot of heartache. Despite the fact that I wasn’t immediately linked, as a lead actor, you can’t say I didn’t have any duty. Everybody feels sorry.”

In a while within the story, Joo Sang Wook labored alongside youthful actors like Lee Tae Ri and Kim Min Ki. He shared, “Almost about Tae Ri, his appearing is near a perfectionist. He doesn’t make a single blooper. It’s to the purpose the place I’m wondering how diligently he ready. Since he’s so good at appearing and has been doing it for therefore lengthy.”

The actor defined that he first noticed Kim Min Ki after they filmed the prologue, after which didn’t see him once more till a lot later. Joo Sang Wook added, “I requested and he mentioned it hadn’t been a yr since he began appearing. When he first reappeared, he was nervous, however by the point we had been finished, he was flying round.” With amusing, Joo Sang Wook continued, “I informed Min Ki, ‘You’re nonetheless solely 21 years previous [by Korean reckoning] and also you’re going to do nicely. While you’re profitable, don’t neglect me.”

Joo Sang Wook additionally addressed his reunion with Park Jin Hee, whom he starred with in SBS’s 2010 drama “Large,” which impressively surpassed 38 % in viewership rankings. The actor fortunately shared, “We’re the identical age. Jin Hee has such a terrific persona. He’s the kind to be comfy it doesn’t matter what he does or who he’s with. I personally discover it extra comfy to work with individuals I’m shut with. I filmed comfortably and enjoyably till the top. I undoubtedly imagine that we had been capable of assist one another out.”

Because of the size of “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Received,” many actors from the start died earlier than the drama reached its conclusion. Joo Sang Wook shared farewell statements to those actors on Instagram, which garnered plenty of consideration. The actor defined that about three quarters into filming, not one of the actors from the beginning had been nonetheless round, which made him really feel bored and lonely.

He additionally touched on how this changed into remorse, as a result of a 32-episode sequence is taken into account fairly lengthy, however not lengthy sufficient to correctly make clear somebody’s complete life story. He shared, “As I continued appearing in the direction of the top, I felt I used to be doing it and not using a trigger. Since I used to be solely filming the consequence with out the method, I’d brush over issues with out realizing whether or not I used to be proper or unsuitable. I feel that is an inevitable situation of a 32-episode manufacturing. There have been undoubtedly elements that made viewers assume, ‘Why is it like this?’”

Lastly, Joo Sang Wook commented, “I need to strive a medical drama. I need to check out one thing tough. There’s so much that I need to do. I additionally like historic dramas. I’ll work onerous with a brand new picture in a very good mission that fits my age and greet you once more.”

Try Episode 1 of “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Received” beneath!

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