On September 29th, the cast of SBS’s new historical drama, ‘A Tree of Deep Roots’, attended the production conference held at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Nonhyun-dong, Seoul.
Actor Jang Hyuk (Midas, Chuno) began, “When I first was given the original story, I didn’t have any intention of working on the drama. The role wasn’t all that charming in the book but once I read the synopsis and the script, I decided to take it because I felt that the character was amusing.”
When asked about the comparisons between his previous role as the beastly ‘Daegil’ on ‘Chuno’, he said, “I feel like I’m being enclosed or stereotyped in the image of an actor that only does action work. The difference actually lies not in me but how the director chooses to direct the work. ‘Daegil’ and ‘Chae Yoon’ are two essentially different characters so I know that the action scenes between them will be different.”
Shin Se Kyung also talked a bit about her character by explaining, “I play the character of a woman that has aphasia. In the beginning of the drama, I don’t have many scenes where I’m actually talking so it was difficult for me to figure out how to express myself.”
She continued, “The scenes where I communicated by writing on paper were the hardest to film. Having to act out aphasia was truly difficult but I did slowly get used to it. Now, I’ve gotten more comfortable with it and am learning how to have more fun on set.”
The drama, an interpretation of King Sejong’s life, will begin airing on October 5 replacing “Protect the Boss” that currently airing.
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What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is an impairment of language ability. This class of language disorder ranges from having difficulty remembering words to being completely unable to speak, read, or write. It usually develop quickly as a result of head injury or stroke, but can develop slowly from a brain tumor, infection, or dementia, or can be a learning disability such as dysnomia.
Sound like an interesting story. I’m a fan of actor Jang Hyuk, so I shouldn’t miss this drama 🙂