[INTERVIEW] Ji Sung and Lee Se Young Share Their Thoughts Playing in Medical Drama 'Doctor Room'

Monday, August 26, 2019

Medical drama 'Doctor Room' features Ji Sung and Lee Se Young
The Saturday-Sunday ONE HD (Astro Ch.393)'s drama "Doctor Room" premiered in July, tells story of doctors who seek to uncover the causes of mysterious pain suffered by chronically ill patients. Ji Sung portrays as Cha Yo Han, the genius anesthesiology who has the ability to diagnose his patients in 10 seconds. Lee Se Young, however portrays as Kang Si Young, the talented and warm-hearted anesthesiology whose family has been doctors for generations. Check out what Ji Sung and Lee Se Young said during the interview:

Q: Why did you choose this drama?
Ji Sung starring as the prodigy Cha Yo Han who has the nickname of "10 Seconds"
Ji Sung: There're many reasons why I chose it. First of all, I go way back with Director Jo Su Won. I know I can trust him when I work with him. Another thing is that I was able to connect with Mr Kim Ji Hoon's script. The theme of this drama sends a clear message to today's society. And personally, my father had suffered from a heart condition for a long time and ended up having a heart transplant. As I took care of him, I suffered emotionally and thought about the meaning of life in a very serious manner. Because of that experience, I think it's a drama I could work on with all of my heart. That's why I decided to do this project.

Q: Feelings after reading the script?
Lee Se Young starring as the warm-hearted anesthesiology, Kang Si Young
Lee Se Young: When I think about Si Young and Professor Cha Yo Han, my heart ached and my chest felt heavy. I was wondering how I could convey those feelings in the story to the viewers, I had a lot of fun reading the script. and especially liked the ending.

Q: How did you prepare to play this role?
Jisung: This is my second medical drama, and while filming the first one (New Heart), there were parts I remember I could've done more naturally when expressing my feelings. I thought about those times, read books, thought about what we need to be happy and what a doctor could do for others. So those are some things I did. That's all.

Lee Se Young: I've seen real doctors at work, seeing patients. And all the actors were given a medical training. I worked hard, but when I tried to do it for real, it wasn't easy. I was nervous. Anyway, I'm doing my best.

Q: Any challenges while filming?
Lee Se Young: The weather is getting hotter these days. There are many medical terms in my lines. Those lines keep disappearing from my brain due to the heat. So I keep making mistakes. That's what's been happening lately.

Q: What's special about this drama?
Ji Sung: There's no one who doesn't cherish every moment of their lives. If something bad happens to such people, they'll feel devastated. Their families and friends will be sad. This is a medical drama and melodrama at the same time that portrays heartbroken people and incidents that can happen to us.

Lee Se Young: The thing to look for in our drama is although it's a story set in a hospital, there is a story about people in it. It's a heart-warming, touching, and entertaining story. It has everything, and I hope you will enjoy it.

Q: How are Si Young and Se Young similar? 
 Lee Se Young: A similarity I share with Si Young is...I feel awkward saying this, but they are both "righteous". They don't compromise. Some may say we are stubborn.

Q: How was it at the shooting?
Lee Se Young: Everyone's so nice and humorous, but I found out that Director Jo Su Won is so lovely. I wanted to point that out. Everyone is so proud of him.

Q: Few words to the viewers.
Ji Sung: All the cast and staff members are working so hard to reach out to the people with a heartfelt story. I wish it'll be on air soon. It's been a while since we started filming, so I'm curious how it'll come out.

Lee Se Young: Stay tuned for "Doctor Room" It airs in July. I love you, guys.

Tuned in to watch Doctor Room on ONE HD (Astro Ch 393) every Saturday and Sunday. 

credit: ONE HD, SBS Drama

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