Park Seo Joon has responded to criticism that his physical appearance doesn’t suit his role in the upcoming drama “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?”
On May 30, at a press conference for the tvN drama, which is based on a popular webtoon of the same name, Park Seo Joon addressed the fact that some fans of the original webtoon had complained that his looks did not sufficiently resemble those of his character. “As someone who is also a fan of the original [webtoon], I can see how my face might be lacking,” he said, “since [my character] is extremely handsome and attractive. However, I was confident that if I played [the role of] Young Joon, I could create my own unique Young Joon.”
The actor went on, “When news of my casting first broke, there were fans who loved the original webtoon that commented, ‘He’s not a good fit,’ and there were also others who thought that I would be well-suited. There were many different responses.”
“However,” he continued jokingly, “to those who think I’m not a good match, nothing can be done about it now. It’s too late. I’ve already started [filming]. I’ve started, and I have to finish, so please put away your complaints, and I would be grateful if you kept an eye on my acting.”
Park Seo Joon also commented, “Many efforts were made [by the production staff] to take the original webtoon’s clothing and hair into consideration. They especially took a lot of care in designing the costumes. To be honest, I only own one suit, but in taking on this role, I ended up wearing almost entirely bespoke suits.”
“What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?” will premiere on June 6 at 9:30 p.m. KST. In the meantime, check out the highlight video for the drama here!
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