Director Lee Yoon Jung of “Summer Strike” has shared behind-the-scenes stories from filming!
Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, “Summer Strike” is a heartwarming romance drama about people who decide to quit their current lifestyles in the busy city and move to a small town to do nothing, where they’re ultimately able to find themselves.
Viewers’ anticipation is high for the drama as it is directed by Lee Yoon Jung of “Coffee Prince,” which many K-drama fans consider as one of their favorite dramas. Director Lee Yoon Jung also showcased her unique directing skill that touched the hearts of youth in various projects such as “Triple,” “Heart to Heart,” and “Cheese In The Trap.”
Director Lee remarked, “I like the incompleteness of youths who are anxious, shaky, and full of uncontrollable energy. The characters in this project are similar to that. It may seem like a losing choice on the outside, but perhaps the choice of ‘I don’t want to do anything’ may be the most aggressive one. Lee Yeo Reum’s attempt to live her life while putting herself at the center made me think a lot.”
Director Lee also shared her impressions on working with Seolhyun and Im Siwan. She said, “When I first met Seolhyun, I thought that she would do really well in this role. It turned out to be true when we worked together. Seolhyun showed lots of interest and affection toward her co-stars, staff, and even dogs. She received everyone’s love for the entire time we were filming.”
She continued by complimenting Im Siwan. She said, “Im Siwan even came down to live in Gurye. He is a passionate person who does his best in everything. He is an actor who cares about not only his own role but the entire project with affection.”
The peaceful and beautiful scenery of Angok Village including the cherry blossom road and the beach that was previewed in the main trailer has already captured the hearts of viewers.
“Summer Strike” premieres on November 21 at 9:20 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki. Stay tuned!
While waiting, check out a teaser below:
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