Jo Yeo Jung (Hometown Legends
), Choi Yeo Jin (More Charming By the Day, Snow Queen
), Choi Song Hyun
), Choi Jin Hyuk (It's OK Daddy's Girl, Pasta)
, and Kim Jeong Hoon
(fresh out of the military, Goong
) all came together to talk about their new drama I Need Romance
, a romantic comedy premiering on tvN on June 13. The drama follows the lives of single and independent career-women in their 30s. Think Woman Who Still Wants to Marry
if you will, though perhaps a little more risque, or insane.
The interview is as follows. I have to say, Kim Jeong Hoon ain't the quiet, lovable nice guy he was in Goong
Q: Jo Yeo Jung is in a love triangle with her lover of 10 years (Kim Jung Hoon) and a younger guy (Choi Jin Hyuk). Which type do you prefer in real life?
Jo: It’s difficult to say. A 10-years-old lover is very comfortable, but the character Jin Hyuk plays is such a lovable character. I have had experience with both kinds of men, so I can relate to the character I’m acting. Do I have to pick one? I want to mix them up. Am I being greedy?
Q: You’ve had a long-term relationship and a break up?
Jo: Yes. However, Sunwoo In Young (her character) is very different from me. In Young breaks up when she sees her long-time boyfriend kiss a young girl. Then she does some crazy things afterwards. But I’m a bit different. I just end it. I can’t do any of the crazy things.
Q: What about you, Kim Jung Hoon?
Kim: Some people think love is important, but some think money is more important. They all have priorities. For me, love was a top priority during my early 20’s. However, it’s not so high for me anymore. I may be dating someone, but never have "I-want-to-date-someone" kind of feeling. It’s not very important for me at this point.
Jo: Uh, what??
Q: Who’s your ideal girlfriend?
Kim: I used to like cold city woman--short cut hair, glasses, mini skirt, and red shoes. None of that matters when you get older. I don’t have any particular style that I like at this moment. I just like someone pretty. All men are the same.
Q: What kind of girlfriends have you had in the past?
Kim: Not many. My first love was during senior in high school. Second is when I was 20. No one after that… those two have left me a deep impression. Not that I can’t forget them, I feel like I used up all the love left in me with those two.
Q: Have you ever thought that you’ve become an "herbivore" (someone who is passive about relationships)?
Kim: Not at all. I’m very much a carnivore.
Q: What about Choi Jin Hyuk?
Jin Hyuk: Even though I have an O-blood type, I like dating someone with a B-blood type. My personality is not so great. I haven’t had a girlfriend for 3 years or so now. I don’t get into women easily. However, once I do, I go crazy in love. There are many things I want to do, but when I have a girl friend, I can’t do any of that. I’ve intentionally delayed having a girlfriend.
Q: What kind of love have you had?
Jin Hyuk: Song Hyun’s story in the drama is really my story. I really loved her. She was the only one I loved in my life. I get sad thinking about her. She couldn’t forget her previous boyfriend while meeting me. I had such a hard time. I can understand Song Hyun.
Jo: That’s why you’re good at acting.
Q: Choi Song Hyun comes out as a woman who’s never had a boyfriend, but you’re different in real life I hear?
Song Hyun: I’m usually quite aggressive about relationships. If I like someone, I usually make sure the other person finds out. I am also waiting for the one who will be beside me forever, but the way I express it is different from the character.
Based on the interview, it looks like there will be plenty of love obstacles in the way for our 30-something ladies. What do you think - will you be tuning in?
Stay tuned for I Need Romance
- coming soon to DramaFever
source: Star News