Park Seo Joon, the actor from the Netflix series Gyeongseong Creature, gave a comprehensive interview on January 11.
Park Seo Joon, the actor from the Netflix series Gyeongseong Creature, recently shared his thoughts on starring in a period drama. During an interview with a Korean media outlet, the actor expressed that he didn’t have too many concerns about the reception from Japanese viewers and fans.
Gyeongseong Creature tells the tale of two young individuals who were solely focused on survival, facing off against a monstrous being born out of greed during the darkest days of spring in 1945. In the series, Park Seo-joon portrayed the character Jang Tae-sang, the owner of Geumokdang, the most renowned pawn shop in Gyeongseong, and a top-notch informant.
The Itaewan Class actor expressed his desire to delve into a project that captures the essence of that era, stating, “After being in the industry for over 10 years, I really wanted to have the opportunity to portray that time period. It’s not just about wanting to do it, everything needs to align perfectly. My schedule, as well as the schedules of my fellow actors, all need to come together. It has to be the right timing,” he emphasized.
He went on to explain that various circumstances needed to align for this opportunity. Interestingly, Gyeongseong Creature coincided with his desire to work on a project that captured the backdrop of that era. The combination of a period drama and a creature storyline brought a refreshing element to the experience.
When asked about any concerns or pressure stemming from his popularity in Japan, Park Seo-joon shared, “I actually visited Japan again on January 2nd. There was an event that was originally scheduled, so I have some friends there too.”
He mentioned that during the same period when Gyeongseong Creature was released, he asked his Japanese friends for their thoughts, and surprisingly, they were all supportive and enjoyed the series. Park Seo-joon expressed that he didn’t let these things bother him too much and simply enjoyed his time there.
In other news, director Jung Dong Yoon and writer Kang Eun Kyung revealed some exciting details about Gyeongseong Creature Season 2.