At a press conference for "Absolute Boyfriend" on May 15th director Jeong Jwong-hwa had a lot to say about the adaptation of the famed Japanese comic book. He said that the production would show a disposition to pure, jagged love.
Jeong Jeong-hwa has said that the main part of the original story that's being used is just the premise - the idea of a robot that's intended to be used for romantic purposes. Jeong Jeong-hwa has said that the new adaptation is more reflective of modern trends toward robots. The title character will be learning more about emotions in general than how to be a perfect lover.
Jeong Jeong-hwa was asked to differentiate "Absolute Boyfriend" from last year's "I'm Not a Robot", which had a similar premise. Jeong Jeong-hwa responded by saying that "Absolute Boyfriend" would be more philosophical, and that it would get into questions such as what is love, even.
Jeong Jeong-hwa also mentioned how the cast got along well even off the set. He was hopeful that the filming environment's positive atmosphere would translate well into the drama proper. "Absolute Boyfriend" premiered on May 15th.
Written by William Schwartz
"Absolute Boyfriend" is directed by Jeong Jeong-hwa, written by Jang Ah-mi, Yang Hyeok-moon, and features Yeo Jin-goo, Bang Minah, Hong Jong-hyun, Hong Seo-young, Choi Sung-won, Gong Jung-hwan. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/05/15~Now airing, Wed, Thu 22:00 on SBS.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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