Moon Sang Min has left a deep impression on the viewers as Grand Prince Seongnam in tvN series Under the Queen’s Umbrella. He boasted his popularity among the “Crown Prince Producez,” quickly solidifying his position as a rising star.
Q1. How do you feel about finishing the drama?
It’s been about two weeks since I finished filming. Right after, I was just grateful, but when I saw the final episode, I felt bitter and empty. I think it’s because I’ve loved Seongnam a lot, so now I’m trying to pull myself together.
Q2. I’m sure saying goodbye is hard.
I wanted to play Grand Prince Seongnam even from my first audition. I was delighted when I was cast for the role, but I was worried because it was my first time starring in such a long project. Expectations, excitement, and worries about the role coexisted within me.
Q3. How did you overcome the difficulties?
It’s all thanks to Kim Hye Soo. She knew that I was nervous at first and that I’d have a difficult time, so she met me personally before the filming started. We talked about the drama and about who Moon Sang Min is. That helped me build up the character of Grand Prince Seongnam. She helped me the most.
Q4. Any memorable reaction?
Comments like “I’ve never seen him before, but his performance is quite solid” or “I like his voice” were memorable. Being praised for my acting helped me a lot.
Q5. How will you remember ‘Under the Queen’s Umbrella’?
It was a work where I got to show a whole new side of myself. I’ve learned a lot, and it gave me faith and confidence in myself. I also think it’ll be an opportunity to show a good performance as an actor from now on.
Q6. What’s your next project?
I started auditioning. TVING original series Duty After School, which I filmed before Under the Queen’s Umbrella, is still not released, so I’ll be greeting the viewers with that first. You’ll get to see Moon Sang Min as a high school student.
Q7. How do you spend your free time?
I like being alone. I like going for a walk to clear my head, hiking, and visiting pretty cafes. That’s what I do in my free time. I haven’t had a break for a long time, so I hope to go to pretty cafes, go hiking, and go on a short trip at the end of the year. I also like to re-watch the movies or dramas I like.
Q8. What’s your goal as an actor?
My motto is “Focus on this moment and be faithful.” I like to act happily. Next year, I want to show 24-year-old Moon Sang Min.