Park Ye Jin Calls Kim Ki Bum a Prodigy
The cast of tvN’s upcoming drama I ♥ Lee Taly gathered for a press conference, held on May 21 in an M-Pub in Seoul
Park Ye Jin, who will be playing Lee Taly, spoke high words of praise on her young co-star, Kim Ki Bum, who took on the role of swimmng prodigy Geum Eun Dong (Hwang Min Su), a 14 year old boy who is reborn as a 25 year old perfect guy.
Park Ye Jin, Kim Ki Bum’s partner, showered praise on him, saying he’s “an actor who’s not like an idol at all.”
She said, “I think [Kim] Ki Bum is a real swimming prodigy. He said he went to the pool four times a month when he was little and started to learn how to swim from the butterfly stroke. He can also drink a lot. I think he likes talking quietly over drinks.”
“When we were shooting on a cold day, Ki Bum gave me his padded jumper to wear. I think he’s a great person,” she added.
Kim Ki Bum then moved on and said, “Because there are so many swimming scenes, I sometimes go to the pool near my home and swim the lanes once or twice so that I don’t forget. Fortunately, I can swim myself without using any doubles.” That doesn’t mean, however, that he never got hurt in the process.
Park Ye Jin revealed, “There was a scene in which JuBi had to slap Kim Ki Bum’s face, but we had to stop shooting [after a hit] because his jaw had been twisted around and he couldn’t speak. Another time, Ki Bum wouldn’t move away from the wall after shooting a fight scene, so I asked him what was wrong, and he said he had ripped his pants.”
I ♥ Lee Taly will show more of Kim Ki Bum and Park Ye Jin together as it airs its first episode on May 28.
Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan