“Curtain Call” tells the story of an elderly hotelier 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 stars as Yoo Jae Heon, the unknown theatre actor who undertakes a life-changing endeavor, while Ha Ji Won stars as heiress Park Se Yeon, who manages the Nakwon Hotel owned by her grandmother Ja Geum Soon (played by Go Doo Shim).
The clip kicks off with Kang Ha Neul rehearsing a scene where Yoo Jae Heon fakes fainting at Ja Geum Soon’s banquet. Even though it is just a rehearsal, his acting is so realistic that the director can’t stop laughing out of satisfaction. Sung Dong Il and Ha Ji Won are also intrigued to see his realistic acting. But when Ha Ji Won quietly approaches Kang Ha Neul from behind too quickly and unintentionally startles him, Kang Ha Neul jokingly says, “You know because we’re filming now… you should take about two minutes to get here [and not that fast].”
In the following clip, Go Doo Shim and Ha Ji Won are at a beach, talking while gazing at the sea. A boat approaches them, and Kang Ha Neul jumps out from the boat and runs to Go Doo Shim. Kang Ha Neul is all wet from jumping and running in the water, but he is more worried about Go Doo Shim’s condition as he thinks she has been standing under the sun for too long. Go Doo Shim looks at Kang Ha Neul with affectionate eyes as if they are a real family, showcasing perfect grandmother-grandson chemistry.
Watch the full making-of video here!
“Curtain Call” airs every Monday and Tuesday at 9:50 p.m. KST and is available for viewing on Viki.
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