Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin & Krystal Shows 'Sweet & Sour' Love Story this 4 June

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Coming to Netflix this 4 June is Sweet & Sour, a realistic love story that chronicles the changing flavors of love from its tangy beginning and sweet culmination to the bitter aftertaste. Earlier today, the main cast Jang Ki Yong, Chae Soo-bin, Krystal Jung Soo-jung and director Lee Kae Byeok met the press virtually and talked about their characters. 
Jang Ki-yong played typically charming roles in various romantic dramas such as Search WWW and Go Back Couple. This time, he transforms into Jang Hyeok, a boyfriend who is heavy on realistic qualities and lacking in imaginary, idealistic ones. He makes believable to anyone who has been in love the image of a smitten lover whose eyes over time glaze over with disinterest. In him, viewers can identify former lovers or even their past selves. 
Chae Soo-bin, who never fails to charm the viewers with every role she undertakes, plays Da-eun, an overworked nurse who still tries to give her best to the one she loves. She will portray her character in a wide spectrum, from one-sided love seen from human and imperfect perspectives that give rise to misunderstandings and delusions to a realistic image of a young person. 
Krystal however, plays Bo-yeong, who begins to develop a work relationship with Jang Hyeok. Her flawless depiction of Bo-yeong as a woman who is bold and proactive when it comes to both work and love will breathe new life into her character.

The cast further talked about their chemistry working with one another.
Q. What was it like acting with your co-stars?
Krystal: We’re all similar in age and we got along great. Most of the scenes Bo-yeong was in were with Jang Ki-yong, and we had fun filming together. Chae Soo-bin and I are the same age. I wish that we had scenes together. But whenever we got together during meals and chatted about the film, we really clicked.

Chae Soo-bin: Many of the scenes I shared with Jang Ki-yong felt so real that I could easily relate to them. It was so easy to immerse myself and act out of real emotions. I never had the opportunity to be in the same scene with Jung Soo-jung, but we talked about how we would have liked that.

Jang Ki-yong: I met them both for the first time on this project. They were exactly how I imagined Da-eun and Bo-yeong to be when I first read the scenario. They are actresses with such good energy, and their acting skills helped me to immerse myself in my role.

Q: Not only romance, but also the hardships of the current generation are reflected very realistically in this film. What resonated with you most? 
Jang Ki-yong: The film well reflects mentally exhausted workers, especially temporary employees. It may seem like you can never win approval no matter how hard you try, and you put in so much effort without an idea what it is you’re working for. Regardless of the career field, so many people suffer from this anxiety and restlessness. I’m sure the characters’ stories will resonate with a lot of the audience.

Chae Soo-bin: For Da-eun, love and career cannot easily be separated. Today’s younger generation is living such hectic lives, so it’s a challenge to cram romance in that schedule. That itself was distressing and relatable. In one memorable scene, Jang Hyeok and Da-eun are on a date and talking in a car. The
ennui of this longtime couple could be felt, as well as Da-eun’s fear that her boyfriend no longer enjoys spending time with her. The scene was disheartening and relatable at the same time.

Q. How do you feel about interacting with worldwide audiences through Netflix?
Krystal: The actors and crew participating in this movie all really enjoyed filming it. I’m so happy that not only the viewers in Korea but those from all over the world would be watching our film through Netflix. I’m so curious to see their reactions! I’m also curious whether Netflix viewers overseas would find our content relatable. As an actress who played Bo-yeong in Sweet & Sour, I’d like to tell the world, “Love to your heart’s content!”

Sweet & Sour is a far cry from a rosy romantic fantasy tale. Viewers can relate to this film because it presents not only the essence of love but also reality in the way that they experience it in their own environment. Watch Sweet & Sour on Netflix, June 4 at 3PM!

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*All photos courtesy of Netflix

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