Lee Jae Wook Reveals Why He Initially Turned Down “Alchemy Of Souls,” Who He Needs To Win Finest Couple With, And Extra

Following the conclusion of “Alchemy of Souls Half 2,” lead actor Lee Jae Wook has dished on his first impression of the drama, behind-the-scenes tales, and extra!

Set within the fictional nation of Daeho, “Alchemy of Souls” is a fantasy romance drama about folks whose fates grow to be twisted resulting from magic that swaps folks’s souls. After Half 1 of the drama stole viewers’ hearts this previous summer season, “Alchemy of Souls” returned final month with Half 2, which is ready three years after the top of Half 1. Half 2 aired its finale on January 8, reaching the drama’s highest viewership scores throughout each elements with 9.7 p.c.

Lee Jae Wook lately sat down for an interview with Xportsnews to speak concerning the drama’s conclusion, his character, chemistry together with his co-stars, and way more! Lee Jae Wook started, “I really feel that we concluded our one-year challenge properly so I’m glad. I need to thank all of the viewers who tuned in to ‘Alchemy of Souls.’”

As “Alchemy of Souls” is a completely fictional fantasy historic drama with no historical past or background, Lee Jae Wook was requested his first impression of the script. He replied, “I used to be flustered. As you recognize, it was an extremely troublesome set-up and the conditions have been novel so it was laborious to think about [the script]. It was a script with new areas and settings.”

Lee Jae Wook then revealed, “To be trustworthy, I turned it down at first.” He elaborated, “It was too troublesome and I puzzled whether or not I’d be capable to pull this challenge off properly. Nonetheless, I feel I got here to do it solely out of my want to tackle a brand new problem. From the actor’s perspective, I’m extremely happy with the outcomes. Additionally, isn’t this a drama you don’t know once you’ll encounter once more? I’m relying on the truth that I concluded properly.”

Whereas Lee Jae Wook’s character Jang Wook was extra shiny and cheerful in Half 1, he undergoes an excessive transformation and emerges as a darkish monster in Half 2. The actor remarked, “I assumed that the hole between the character of Wook in Elements 1 and a pair of was massive. Once I did a studying with the author, additionally they expressed their hopes that I’d consider and painting [Jang Wook of] Half 1 and a pair of as two completely different characters. In an effort to showcase completely completely different characters, I eliminated Jang Wook’s voice tone and tried to talk concisely and stiffly in my day by day life too.”

One other massive change from Half 1 and a pair of was the feminine lead. Whereas Jung So Min starred in Half 1 as the feminine lead Mu Deok/Naksu, her character ultimately developed into Jin Bu Yeon/Naksu performed by Go Yoon Jung for Half 2. Regardless of this, Lee Jae Wook shared, “The scenario of the feminine lead altering in Half 2 was not a giant drawback for me.”

Inside Lee Jae Wook and Go Yoon Jung’s relationship in Half 2, there have been sure traces stated by Jang Wook that appeared to erase what occurred three years prior, a lot to the shock and disappointment of followers. Relating to this, Lee Jae Wook commented, “After Wook had determined to die, his feelings then have been truthfully made up of the sensation ‘let’s make this girl my spouse.’ As what he wished was demise, [he thought] if I’ve this girl, I can obtain the demise I longed for for 3 years. That’s why the one individual inside Jang Wook’s boundaries was Jin Bu Yeon.”

Lee Jae Wook additionally touched on his kiss scene with Go Yoon Jung, which she appeared to guide. “Throughout rehearsals, the director stated ‘I’m Bu Yeon’ and pushed me round. I feel the director wished to precise that Bu Yeon had taken a step into Wook’s boundaries. Since Jang Wook was so closed-off, I consider that they directed a scene the place Jin Bu Yeon got here in and opened up our relationship as soon as extra.”

Dishing on his chemistry with each feminine stars, Lee Jae Wook shared, “For starters, So Min has skilled many initiatives so her elementary proficiency is clearly evident on set,” and added that she has a transparent set of know-hows as a veteran actress.

He continued, “Yoon Jung is an extremely shiny individual. It’s to the purpose the place her constructive vitality is out of this world. It’s not straightforward to movie with out shedding your smile however she made me suppose, ‘Your entire set ambiance can change simply due to one individual.’” Lee Jae Wook shared, “I need to choose that as her forte. It will need to have been extremely troublesome whereas engaged on Half 2 however she by no means as soon as misplaced her smile.”

When requested about why he thinks “Alchemy of Souls” was capable of garner a lot reputation each in Korea and abroad, Lee Jae Wook picked the director and author, in addition to the forged and their shut bond. He talked about relying closely on his co-stars Hwang Minhyun, Shin Seung Ho, Yoo In Soo, Web optimization Hye Received, Oh My Woman‘s Arin, and extra earlier than including, “I additionally had the hope that they’d depend on me too. I consider that snug surroundings in itself created our chemistry.”

Elaborating on their chemistry, Lee Jae Wook shared, “Close to Minhyun, there are lots of points I’m jealous of. He’s good wanting, good at singing, tall, and good at motion scenes. To be trustworthy, I assumed, ‘I should be higher at performing,’ however that was an excellent miscalculation. I discovered so much from him as my senior Hwang Minhyun, and never simply as a hyung.”

“I consider each Seung Ho and In Soo every have completely different charms,” he continued. “I used to be capable of really feel what a enjoyable and rewarding factor it was for folks like this to assemble and create a scene. Since they’re such passionate folks, I discovered so much.”

The interviewer requested Lee Jae Wook who he needs to win a Finest Couple award with and the actor answered, “I can solely say one individual. Me and the prince,” who’s performed by Shin Seung Ho. The actor touched on what number of bloopers the pair created collectively in addition to their many improvisations, sharing, “The scenes the place I meet with Seung Ho are all phrase play from begin to end. [When improvising,] It’s a ability to match your character and scenario with out straying from the story however Seung Ho is an actor who’s extremely good at these issues.” He added, “You may simply consider all of the enjoyable, giggly scenes as improvisations.”

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