Jung Hae-in reveals why he picked K-drama 'Snowdrop' with co-star Jisoo of Blackpink
One of the most anticipated K-dramas of the year, ‘Snowdrop’ is getting closer and closer to its release date. The show has been talked about for several reasons. It happens to be the first lead role of Blackpink’s Jisoo. While the idol has had cameos in dramas like ‘Arthdal Chronicles Part 2,’ she has never done a major role. After she showed an interest in acting, her label YG Entertainment decided to sign her on as an actress. Jisoo then decided to pick ‘Snowdrop’ as her first lead project which is a romantic melodrama set during the June uprising in the 80s where two people find love in the unlikeliest of places. And her co-star is none other than Jung Hae-in.
As a K-drama favorite, Jung Hae-in has acted in several iconic romantic dramas like ‘Something in the Rain’ and ‘One Spring Night’. He quite recently was the main lead in the Netflix black comedy ‘D.P.’ which sheds some light on the mandatory military service of South Korea. After portraying the cynical character with a dark secret, he has returned to the romance genre albeit with a similar character. In 'Snowdrop', he plays Su-ho, a student protester who finds shelter at a girls’ university where Jisoo’s Young-ro takes care of his injuries after the protest goes wrong.
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Jung Hae-in and Blackpink’s Jisoo got together for a photoshoot and interview for Harper’s Bazaar’s December issue. Along with individual shots of them dressed in warm sweaters, the two also took photo booth photos for the magazine that has fans looking forward to their chemistry in the turbulent romance promised in ‘Snowdrop’. In the interview, Hae-in explained why he decided to do ‘Snowdrop’, saying, “The biggest reason for choosing this work was the writing. There was the power of writing, the power of story, and the infinite trust in the writer and director.”
Harper’s Bazaar also revealed a sneak peek into the series' shoot when Jisoo spoke about about the experience of being the main female lead in the K-drama. She shared, “Young-ro and Jisoo live in very different worlds, so there was no confusion. Moreover, from the moment I arrived at the drama set, everyone treated me as Young-ro, not Jisoo. Thanks to that, I was able to fully focus on Young-ro, so I was very grateful to the staff.” Hae-in added that he relied on the staff, the director and Jisoo but that they will still be nervous when they watch the premiere.
Jisoo also thanked her Blackpink members for supporting her. She said, “The members said they would definitely watch the live broadcast. Even during filming, they contacted me so often, and they always supported me. The members were so curious, so I got stronger and worked harder.” With 16 episodes, ‘Snowdrop’ will start airing on December 18 at 10:30 pm KST (8:30 am ET) on jTBC’s channel and Disney+.