The most anticipated work in the second half of the year will land in small screens.
On the afternoon of the 13th, an online production presentation of tvN’s 15th anniversary special project ‘Jirisan’ was held. The event was attended by actors Jun Ji-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon, Oh Jeong-se, Jo Han-cheol, Kim Eun-hee, and cinematographer Choi Sang-mook.
‘Jirisan’ is a mystery that depicts the story of Seo Yi-gang (Jeon Ji-hyeon), the best ranger in Jirisan National Park, and Kang Hyun-jo (Ju Ji-hoon), a new ranger who has an unspoken secret, digging into a mysterious accident that takes place in the mountain. Writer Kim Eun-hee, who wrote the Netflix ‘Kingdom’ series and the well-made genre ‘Signal’, and Lee Eung-bok, who directed Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’, the drama ‘Mr. It is a work in which the director collaborated.
Here, Jeon Ji-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon, Oh Jeong-se, Jo Han-cheol, Seong Dong-il, Go-min-si, Jeon Seok-ho, Lee Ga-seop, and Yoon Ji-on appear in the most anticipated drama in the second half of the year.
Writer Kim Eun-hee said, “I had never been to Jirisan before writing it. There was a vague sense of admiration. Jirisan in novels and history was thought to be a land of earnest aspirations rather than a mountain for activities. It was planned with the thought that if it was a land where the desires and sorrows of many people were piled up one after another since before the Three Kingdoms period, a mysterious thing that is difficult to understand could happen.”
She continued, “When I went to the mountains to investigate the data, in the city, if there was an accident, the 119 rescue team was dispatched. And naturally, I chose the profession of a ranger. Previously, forensic officers, detectives, and cybercriminals had a job to uncover the truth after someone died, whereas a ranger is a job to save someone before they die. That part was impressive,” she said. The casting shouted hurray.
Writer Kim Eun-hee said, “I shouted ‘Hurray’ at the news of the casting confirmation. I was so grateful that the actors who were the antagonists responded to each character.” She said, “Jeon Ji-hyun’s character Seo Yi-gang is a person who is the mountain itself. I was hoping for an actor who resembles and suits the mountain, but Jun Ji-hyun standing on the mountain really suits her. When I met Jun Ji-hyun, there was a character of her in ‘My Sassy Girl’ in the past, but the way she grew up blended in well with Seo Yi-kang’s character.”
Writer Kim Eun-hee said, “Joo Ji-hoon is surprisingly kind. An actor with pure charm. Kang Hyeon-jo’s character always tries to see a positive and bright side, and this appearance fits well with Joo Ji-hoon’s unexpected appearance. Oh Jeong-se is a character who runs from end to end of emotions in a way, but he also digests it well. Jo Han-cheol played a character like the ranger we actually met, who is honest and walks the right way.”
Writer Kim Eun-hee, who showed satisfaction with the actors. The actors also rave about the praise of Kim Eun-hee. Jeon Ji-hyun said, “I wonder which actress can work with writer Kim Eun-hee one after another. It is infinite glory. As an actor, when I saw the script, the details were alive. Even in casual scenes, there was a guide. The elements of completion were contained in the script. I thought, ‘It’s Kim Eun-hee, too,'” she said.
Ju Ji-hoon shuddered, saying, “I’ve been working with writer Kim Eun-hee for many years, and now She’s like an aunt.” He added, “The script is detailed. For those who see it, it is easy to see, but for those who act, it is like a class. It’s a script that has no choice but to increase smoke.”
Oh Jung-se said, “Just as the viewers expected ‘Jirisan’, there was a point I was also looking forward to. The title was captivating. Written by Kim Eun-hee, directed by Lee Eung-bok, and starring Jeon Ji-hyun. This is a work that must be performed unconditionally.”
Jo Han-cheol said, “I became the man of the tvN weekend. He said he was grateful to be able to do three works on tvN and said, “I feel like I am standing in front of the sea at Mt. Jiri. I’ve been there a few times, but I feel like I’m getting smaller in front of the great nature. Isn’t he living an inverted life? I wonder if the real owner is not that mountain. I have crossed Jirisan twice. I did it in my 20’s and early 40’s. It was said that it is a mountain that carries the soul, but at first, when I was going to start my social life in the military, I went to quit smoking. It was a bit difficult this time because of my age.”
What about breathing? Jeon Ji-hyun said of Ju Ji-hoon, “As if I had worked in the past, I naturally moved forward.” Ju Ji-hoon said, “The place we met at the first meeting is still vivid. It was so strange. I have been a fan of Jun Ji-hyun since childhood. There was an image of ‘My Sassy Girl’, but there was also a serious image like ‘Assassination’. Even though she teased me for saying ‘I’m fat’, she keeps bringing me food while saying ‘Eat it’. She weighs less than me, so she doesn’t hesitate even though she may be physically challenged. Running is the fastest even with all the male actors. The tension on site is very good,” he said.
It is not unusual for acting veterans to gather and to breathe. Beyond the seriousness of the character, the gentleness that is expected to be friendly is evident throughout the production presentation site. This is the reason why their solid teamwork shines even in difficult filming. Therefore, expectations for the acting ensemble that ‘Jirisan’ will show are high. The huge and majestic Jirisan, as well as a solid storyline, superb visual beauty, and acting ensemble will create ‘Jirisan’, will it be possible to complete tvN’s historical score while maintaining the title of the most anticipated work in the second half of the year? The future is noteworthy.
‘Jirisan’ will be broadcasted for the first time at 9 pm on the 23rd.