After its debut episode, Joo Won
received a great deal of praise from viewers for his acting on Good Doctor
. Viewers especially pointed out his exceptional representation of a person suffering from Savant syndrome. In response to these positive reviews, the actor revealed how he was able to accurately express the syndrome on-screen:
"Before shooting, I visited many autism treatment centers. I met with and spoke to the director of the center as well as professionals and those who were suffering from the disease. I felt and saw a lot of things when meeting them."
In the show, he plays the role of Park Shi Ohn, a man who suffers from Savant syndrome
, a condition in which "a person with serious mental disabilities, including autistic disorder, demonstrates profound capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal."
If you haven't seen the show yet, check out what the buzz is all about on DramaFever here