Jang Ki-Yong, Hyeri, Kang Ha-na & Kim Do-wan Talk About Their Characters in 'My Roommate Is A Gumiho'

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Back in 2015, Jang Ki Yong and Hyeri starred together in drama Schoolgirl Detectives as supporting roles but this time they are reuniting for tvN's ongoing drama 'My Roommate is A Gumiho' as the main lead. Based on a popular website, My Roommate is A Gumiho' tells story of a 22-year-old university student Lee Dam who ends up living with a 999-year-old male nine tailed fox named Shin Woo Yeo.

In an interview, the main cast - Jang Ki-Yong, Hyeri, Kang Ha-na and Kim Do-wan talk about the charms of their characters and share the most memorable scene of the drama. 

Q: Describe the charm of Shin Woo Yeo and Do Jae Jin.
Kang Ha-na:  Shin Woo Yeo is a very knowledgeable and smart person but there is a charm to his soft side when it comes to love. In the case of Do Jae jin, he is very sweet and lovely which resembles a puppy, that’s how you say it right? That’s his charm.
Jang Ki-Yong: Shin Woo Yeo is very Kind. He is strict, stern and serious but he also has a kind side too. 
Kim Do-wan: Someone who is always true to himself. Jae-jin is always true to himself when he is playing around with his friends or girlfriend, no matter the situation, even to his brother or a professor

Q: What are your personal thoughts of Lee Dam?  Any similarities or differences between you and the character?
Hyeri: I can relate to her honest side. I am somewhat similar. Dam build a wall around herself, whereas I’m really interested in people.

Q: The character Yang Hye-sun is really popular among the fans of webtoon. What do you think is the reason?
Kang Ha-na: She was a gumiho in her past, so she gives off this impression of a tough image but there’s actually a twist in her personality. She can be sweet. And when it comes to love, she is very true to herself. Hye-sun’s character is always in love with different people. She has been in love and been hurt for 700 years and back to loving again. I think that is the reason why the fans of the webtoon love her, because of the different sides to her personalities. 

Q: If Kim Dowan could advise Do Jae-jin on how to obtain his love, what would he tell him?
Kim Do-wan: I want to tell Jae-jin that his method is right, do it YOUR WAY. You fail and you succeed, that’s how you grow up. That’s what I want to tell him.

Q: Which scene was the most memorable to film?
Hyeri: I’m looking at Woo Yeo and he changes from his human form to gumiho, there will be CG in that scene so I had to act with my imagination, so I want to know how it will turn out.

Q: What would you choose between being the most beautiful gumiho or a normal university student?
Kang Ha-na: I would choose to be a normal university student. I think for the real me, Kang Han-na prefers something normal, a normal life so when it comes to choosing between living as a gumiho who gets the attention of everyone forever, I’ll rather be a university student who eats delicious food and lives a happy normal life.

Q: In the show, Dam is a die-hard fan of history. What are you, Hyeri is a die-hard fan of?
Hyeri: Room Escape

Q: If you were to really live with a gumiho, what is the first condition you want to add in the contract?
Hyeri:  Please don’t hurt me. That’s what I want to add in . It’s scary. If it’s a gumiho then it’s not a human and the appearance is actually quite scary, that’s why I would set “no harm should be done on me” as a condition.

Q: If you could promote “My Roommate is a Gumiho” with a slogan, what would it be? 
Jang Ki-Yong: The drama is really entertaining, it’s really fun. So please look forward to it.

Check out more interview footages here:
My Roommate Is A Gumiho has been receiving good responses since its released, so don't miss out the upcoming episodes on tvN (Astro CH395 (HD) & Astro GO / unifi tv CH211 (HD) & unifi playTV) every Thursday and Friday, 9.15PM.

photo credit: tvN Drama, tvN Asia

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