Kang Ha Neul has discussed why he chose to star in “Curtain Call”!
KBS2’s “Curtain Call” is about an elderly woman from North Korea who doesn’t have much time left to live and a theatre actor who acts as her grandson in order to fulfill her final wish.
Kang Ha Neul will be playing Yoo Jae Heon, an optimistic theatre actor overflowing with self-love and self-esteem despite having grown up in difficult conditions. The unknown theatre actor puts his heart and soul into acting for the terminally ill grandma. Ha Ji Won will take on the role of Park Se Yeon, the general manager of Hotel Nakwon and the youngest daughter of the family who owns it.
To describe Yoo Jae Heon, Kang Ha Neul chose the keywords “novelty,” “another universe,” and “greatest strength.” He elaborated, “The situation of having to act as a certain character for someone else was a novel setup. If I was also in a situation like this in real life, I think I would’ve felt interested in acting for someone.”
Kang Ha Neul continued, “After casually judging the situation as ‘I just have to act as this person,’ he realizes that living someone else’s life requires you to feel an entirely different universe. He’s a character who shows you growth in becoming a better person. Although he was acting for someone, he eventually realizes that it was for him. This will be drawn out in a fun way so please look forward to it.”
On why he chose “Curtain Call,” Kang Ha Neul shared, “The script in itself was warm. Situations that made me want to keep reading came out nonstop, so I read [the script] enjoyably.”
“Curtain Call” will air in October following the conclusion of “The Law Cafe.”
While waiting, watch Kang Ha Neul in “River Where the Moon Rises” here!
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