Q1. How do you feel now that the show is over?
More than ever, I didn’t want it to end. I had such an amazing time receiving feedback from each episode, but now I’m so sad that I have to say goodbye to Kang Hae and Lost.
Q2. What kind of person was “Kang Jae” to Ryu Jun Yeol?
Kang Jae was a very typical young man in his 20s. He may seem like he’s living a deviant life. But he has the troubles that other youths in their 20s do, and he constantly struggles to figure out how to solve them. He was also a sincere and thoughtful person. And I think that’s why he couldn’t let the time just pass by and instead hold onto them in his heart.
Q3. Do you usually monitor how viewers react before and after the broadcast?
I tend not to, but I look it up from time to time to accept criticism and receive compliments. Among the many responses, I loved the comment that read, “I’m glad there is a drama like this.” I think it (Lost) was like an oasis for those who have been waiting for such a story. The story doesn’t move that fast, and there aren’t that many events. But it’s a work that allows you to think about life and death and literally try to understand human beings while slowly following the characters’ narrative.
Q4. What was it like working with Jeon Do Yeon?
Every moment with her was delightful. Jeon Do Yeon is an actress that all actors want to work with. I learned a lot, felt, and experienced a lot while acting with her. All those moments became good nutrients and stimulation. On the days of filming with her, I went out to the set with more excitement than on other days.
Q5. How did Ryu Jun Yeol feel about Kang Jae’s ending?
I especially remember the ending scene. I created the scene with Do Yeon. We had such great chemistry, and I can’t forget Do Yeon’s eyes and expressions when looking at Kang Jae. I thought that the way she looked at me and smiled was a smile that showed her complex emotions towards Kang Jae and Jun Yeol. I won’t be able to forget it for a long time.
Q6. What do you think about the ending?
Personally, I was hoping for a sad ending, but it seems that both Kang Jae and Boo Jung both saw a happy ending. I think it was an ending that’s sad but had the feeling of “Let’s end things well and say goodbye.”
Q7. What are your future plans?
I’m currently filming the movie The Owl, and I’ll also greet the audience with Alien + People.
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