Kim Ha Neul, who is making her comeback with JTBC’s new drama 18 Again, expressed her affection and expectations for the work.
18 Again, scheduled to premiere on September 7, is the story of a husband who returns to his prime days, which was 18 years ago, just before his divorce. This is the first project by director Ha Byung Hoon, who has been recognized for his delicate directing skills with Go Back Couple, since moving to JTBC. Kim Ha Neul will star as a working mom, who joins the workforce as an anchorwoman later on in life while raising 18-year-old twins, and work with Yoon Sang Hyun, Lee Do Hyun, and Wi Ha Joon.
Q1. Why did you choose 18 Again?
I really enjoyed the script. I read it nonstop because I was so curious about what’ll happen next. The story is compelling, but I really liked the warm emotions in it.
Q2. What is the charm of Jung Da Jung?
Jung Da Jung is good at everything. In a way, I’m also a working mom, but she lives hard with confidence to the point where I was proud of her. She is full of charms.
Q3. What would you do if you return to your 18-year-old self?
I really want to go backpacking around the world. I want to walk a lot and see and experience more.
Q4. How is it to work with director Ha Byung Hoon?
He trusts and supports me a lot. He agonize with me and put effort into making Da Jung look more attractive, so I’m always grateful.
Q5. How about working with Yoon Sang Hyun, Lee Do Hyun, and Wi Ha Joon?
Yoon Sang Hyun has such bright and warm eyes that I can fully express my emotions. He knows how to make someone comfortable and relaxed. Lee Do Hyun is a rookie actor, but he has intense eyes and attractive eyes and voice, so it was easy to work on the romance scenes despite the age difference. Wi Ha Joon is good at acting naturally, so he felt like a friend and a boyfriend.
Q6. Reason viewers should watch 18 Again?
Some fantasy elements are mixed, but just as I was deeply drawn to the script, it will be a drama that makes viewers cry, laugh, and happy. I think you’ll be able to feel the warmth that’s left with an afterglow.