‘Doctor Stranger’ PD Reminisces over Working with Lee Jong Suk in His Debut Drama
Jin Hyuk PD reminisced over the time when he worked with Lee Jong Suk when he was just starting out as an actor.
SBS’s new drama Doctor Stranger held a press conference on April 29 at SBS hall in Mokdong, attended by Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin, Jin Se Yeon, Kang Sora, SISTAR’s Bora and more.
Lead actor Lee Jong Suk made his drama debut through SBS’s Prosecutor Princess five years ago, which was also directed by Jin Hyuk PD.
Still carrying out their relationship, Jin Hyuk PD said, “As a director, it feels the most rewarding when the people I worked with achieve great success later on. I have a desire to always work with young people. That’s what I focused on for this drama’s casting as well. I cast people who have a bright future. In other words, the actors and actresses who can be successful after working with me, so I can also benefit from working with them again in the future.”
He continued, “Lee Jong Suk made his debut through Prosecutor Princess. I still clearly remember his audition. I felt that he was going to be successful when I saw he was rough but full of talent. And he grew so much within five years. I cast him early on in hopes of working with the actor who worked with me in his first project. Lee Jong Suk accepted my offer and confirmed his appearance last October. I am thankful for that.”
Lee Jong Suk also expressed his respect by saying, “He is such a famous PD and I had my trust in him since he was the one who allowed me to make my debut.”
Meanwhile, Doctor Stranger is set to air on May 5.
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