"Extraordinary You" has experienced a spike in interest since it first started airing, though the drama had been fairly low profile up until that point. Consequently, the comments of the male star Rowoon at the drama's October 2nd press conference have come under closer scrutiny.
At the press conference Rowoon, best known for his work in the musical group SF9, emphasized that he had taken thirteen roles up until now that didn't even have names. Rowoon described this as informing his acting process, as he would have to start from something formless and the paint it into something coherent. He saw this idea as relevant to his character on "Extraordinary You", who he describes as being both selfish and lacking in self-esteem.
Rowoon also confessed concern about taking on a lead acting role without much experience. He described director Kim Sang-hyeob as effectively thawing the mood with his opening words when they started rehearsing. Rowoon could also see that lead actress Kim Hye-yoon was having a good time through the anxiety, and when he told her as much, he started to feel the same way.
"Extraordinary You" is a romantic high schooler drama centered around a private cram school. It started airing in the 9 PM timeslot on MBC on October 2nd.
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"Extraordinary You" is directed by Kim Sang-hyeob, written by in Ji-hye, Song Ha-young, and features Kim Hye-yoon, Rowoon, Lee Jae-wook, Lee Naeun, Jung Gun-joo, Kim Young-dae. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/10/02~Now airing, Wed, Thu 20:55 on .
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. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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