Why Did Jo An Decide to Star in ‘Ten’?
Jo An said the reasons why she decided to appear in OCN’s drama Ten were Joo Sang Wook and Kim Sang Ho.
Jo An made the statement at the press conference for Ten, held on November 16 in Seoul, where she could be seen with director Lee Seung Young and actors Joo Sang Wook, Kim Sang Ho and Choi Woo Sik.
When asked why she decided to star in the drama, she answered, “At first I wanted to do it because the script looked fun, but I actually considered it for a while. I decided to take up the offer when I heard that Kim Sang Ho and Joo Sang Wook would be starring in it.”
“I think the actors you have to act with together are important, and so I eyed the casting for the other actors for a while. After hearing that Joo Sang Wook and Kim Sang Ho said they would do it, I immediately answered that I would do it too,” she added.
“Joo Sang Wook is attractive as an actor, and Kim Sang Ho gave me the reassuring feeling that because he’s skilled in acting, I would be able to trust him.”
Jo An took on the role of the lovable detective Nam Yeri. Yeri is a profiler, and has a keen insight with which she can ‘read’ the thoughts of other people. She has been scarred by many relationships, but she will still trust people to the end.
On her resolutions for the role, she answered, “Because of my previous roles, a lot of people think I’m a very melancholy person, but I want to show that I can be bright through this opportunity.”
She added, “Yeri has been through difficult times, but she is still a bright and outgoing girl. I tried to take care in that aspect when I acted. I sometimes become depressed without even knowing it, but I want to live a bright and pretty life through this drama.”
Ten is an investigative drama which covers a special unit put together to solve the top 10 percent of unsolved cases. The sharp detective Yeo Ji Hun (Joo Sang Wook), veteran detective Baek Do Sik (Kim Sang Ho), profiler Nam Yeri (Jo An) and the rookie Park Min Ho (Choi Woo Sik) come together to solve the cases. The drama will air its first episode on November 18.
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