Sisyphus: The Myth, set to premiere on Feb 17, is known to be JTBC’s 10th Anniversary Special Drama. The drama is about a genius engineer who is trying to discover the hidden secrets about the creatures that live within our world and his savior from the future. Hit-maker Jin Hyuk, who directed projects like Master’s Sun, Doctor Stranger, and Legend of the Blue Sea, and Lee Jae In and Jun Chan Ho writer couple join hands to showcase an impressive story that crosses time and space with differentiated visuals. On top of that, Cho Seung Woo and Park Shin Hye have been cast to take the lead, raising expectations. Why did the two actors choose Sisyphus: The Myth?
Cho Seung Woo first chose the uniqueness within the script. “The drama simultaneously deals with both the present Korea and the future Korea that is completely deserted, and the endless journey begins when Seo Hae finds Tae Sool in the present time to change the future. I had high expectations over how sensately the two eras would be described. I also chose the work because I was so curious about what kind of relationship Tae Sool and Seo Hae would have and lead this 16-part series.”
He was also attracted to his character “Han Tae Sool.” “His extraordinary talent has opened the door to the future, but he is so weak-minded that he fails to escape the yoke of the past. I chose this role because I felt compassion and affection for the character who is highly unstable and has clear emotional ups and downs.”
Cho also mentioned his co-star Park Shin Hye, whom he worked with for the first time. “She is the kind of actor who never lies in front of the camera. She acts every scene with all her heart and breathes life into Seo Hae. She is a wonderful actor.”
Park Shin Hye shared, “As an actor, I think I can challenge a new genre and show various sides of me.”
In the teaser, Park caught the attention with her tough-looking styling and intense action scenes. “Seo Hye perceives the situation by instinct and is fully capable of solving them. In order to get familiar with using my body, I picked up on basic action movements in the action school. When filming the action scenes, I have poured in my all to the point where I thought I worked hard enough.”
She has also paid keen attention to the little details to distinguish the future from the present Seo Hae. “Seo Hae who lives in the future wears comfortable clothes for survival and has props such as knee pads, gloves, hoods and bags, whereas the present Seo Hae puts on clothes that Tae Sool would have gotten for her.”
Park talked about her chemistry with Cho. “I was thrilled to meet my favorite senior. It was fun to act together, and I loved the energy we exchanged and the feeling of creating the project and the characters together. Seeing him always playing the best Tae Sool was awesome, and I was always grateful for the consideration he showed to make the set so comfortable.”