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‘Jirisan’ Jun Ji Hyun and Ju Ji Hoon Show Respect for Writer Kim Eun Hee

Jirisan‘ is all ready to take over the small screen with Jun Ji Hyun, Ju Ji Hoon, and writer Kim Eun Hee.

Jun Ji Hyun and Ju Ji Hoon
Credit: tvN

On the 13th, tvN’s new weekend drama Jirisan held its online press conference. Jun Ji Hyun, Ju Ji Hoon, Oh Jung Se, writer Kim Eun Hee, and director Lee Eung Bok attended the event.

On this day, Jun showed her respect for the writer Kim. “How many actresses can star in Kim Eun Hee’s works back to back. It’s a great honor,” she commented. “Kim Eun Hee’s scripts are so detailed. So it’s really comfortable as an actress. It acts as a guide even in casual scenes. It completes the drama.”

Ju Ji Hoon also agreed with the actress. He shared, “I’ve been working with Kim Eun Hee for five years now. Now, she’s like an aunt I see on holidays. Her workroom is pretty close, so I meet her quite often. Her script is really detailed.”

The actor continued, “There are so many directions that I can never just skim through it. I can’t act unless I read it carefully. Sometimes, she writes difficult scenes so easily. But if I act them out, it’s like a class that helps me improve my skills. I’m having a lot of fun.”

Jun Ji Hyun and Ju Ji Hoon
Credit: tvN

As for the drama’s attractive feature, writer Kim Eun Hee shared, “Jirisan is the largest national park in Korea. When you climb a mountain, you can feel various emotions because it is a mountain in contact with the sky. I hope you guys can gain some healing from the towering views.”

She added, I want you to focus on what will happen in this mountain, which feels like a border between this world and the underworld. We might have expressed Jirisan in a wrong way, but the staff worked so hard for the work.”

Meanwhile, Jirisan is the new mystery drama by Kingdom writer Kim Eun Hee and Descendants of the Sun and Goblin director Lee Eung Bok. Set against the backdrop of towering views of Mount Jiri, it revolves around veteran ranger Seo Yi Gang (Jun Ji Hyun) and rookie ranger Kang Hyun Jo. (Ju Ji Hoon). Together, they will dig into the mystery surrounding the mountain’s many visitors.

Jirisan will premiere on October 23rd at 9 PM KST.

 

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