The main character of the hit new drama Scarlet Heart, Kang Ha Neul, met with the media for an exclusive press conference on August 26 to promote the telecast of his new drama on ONE.
Scarlet Heart is a star-studded drama, played by many rising actors as well as idols. Kang Ha Neul portrays the role of one of the many princes from the Goryeo dynasty who has a complicated love line with the female protagonist played by Lee Ji Eun (IU).
As this was his second time in Singapore, he shared how impressive he thinks the country is. He recounted, “Singapore is such a clean and organized country. Everything is always green.”. Being his humble self, he also exclaimed that he did not expect that many fans to turn up during both of his visits so he was pleasantly surprised at the number of fans that showed up.
Scarlet Heart was adapted from the popular original Chinese series and was tweaked to fit the context of Korean Goryeo dynasty instead of the Chinese Qing dynasty. It was an immensely popular drama and hence there were a lot of hype when it was released that there would be a Korean remake of it. When asked if he felt any pressure filming the drama, he shared that “I was aware of the popularity so I felt a lot of pressure. However, I decide to just go and enjoy myself as that would bring out the best results in me.” This shows how much of a natural and dedicated actor he is.
The drama was also directed by Kim Gyu Tae who was really popular with his drama, “That Winter, the Wind Blows”. Kang Ha Neul exclaimed his excitement with working with Director Kim Gyu Tae and shared that “the way the drama is shot is very beautiful”, piquing the interest of the audience that was present.
In the drama, the female protagist (played by IU) was catapulted back in time from the modern era. Hence, Ha Neul was asked if he would prefer to go back in time or take a sneak peek to the future. He laughed and said, “I would prefer to travel back in time instead of seeing the future.”. He shared that we can still do something about the future now but not the past.
Kang Ha Neul is such a lovely and charming person as he was full of smiles and laughs throughout the press conference. He ended the press conference by thanking everyone who came and made time to see him and asked for everyone’s support in his new drama, Scarlet Heart.
Scarlet Heart premieres first and exclusively on ONE (Singtel TV Ch 513 & 604 and StarHub TV Ch 124, 820 & 823) with a 2-episode back-to-back special on Monday 29 August 2016 at the same time as Korea at 9pm. Subsequent episodes will air every Monday and Tuesday at 9pm. For more information of the series, visit www.ONEtvasia.com/ScarletHeart.
Article by: Ayuni
Photos by: Huiying
We would like to thank ONE for the invitation to this press conference.