′Poseidon′ Shows Signs of a Bright Future Despite Troubled Past
KBS2’s drama Poseidon has finally received the green light after an unfortunate rollercoaster ride of pre-broadcast twists and turns.
The drama, which was originally picked up by SBS, was forced to shut down mid-production in April. However, it looks forward to a fresh start with a revamped cast on a different network, showing signs of recovery from its troubled past.
Director Yu Chul Yong, actors Choi Si Won, Lee Si Young, Lee Sung Jae, Jung Woon Taek and Gil Yong Woo gathered for a press conference held at the Convention Diamant in Gangnam on September 15.
A six-minute preview of the drama was screened during the press conference, further mounting interest in the director’s latest project, whose previous works include SBS dramas Swallow the Sun and All In.
The preview, which teased Choi Si Won and Lee Si Young’s story line and highlighted Lee Sung Jae, Gil Yong Woo and Jung Woon Taek’s robust acting also bolstered interest in the drama.
The cast’s closeness was also apparent during the press conference, providing an undeniably stark contrast with its drama-magnet predecessor Spy Myung Wol.
The actors were all smiles during their individual interviews as well, speaking highly of each other and contributing to an overall friendly atmosphere.
Lee Sung Jae joked, “I made a bet with Lee Si Young, who said, ‘If I lose, you don’t have to take it easy on me and can hit me as hard as you would a man,’” to which the actress responded, “Lee Sung Jae seriously tells the corniest jokes imaginable.”
Jung Woon Taek also added, “I often throw in adlibs on set, and Lee Sung Jae receives them well which makes me happy.”
Lee Si Young said, “Before we began filming, Director Yu Chul Yong said, ‘Let’s create something the director and actors can be proud of,’ even if the viewer rating is low. So, I put my trust in him and let go of the expectations I had in terms of viewer ratings. I think that if we make something we are all satisfied with, the viewer ratings will follow naturally.”
Despite having had a rough start, Poseidon is a drama viewers should keep an eye on for the cast’s impeccable teamwork under Yu’s directorial leadership.
Photo credit: Kim Byeong Gwan, KBS2