On the first day of September, Kim Ji Hye, the writer of the forthcoming melodrama series "Lost" (also known as "No Longer Human" and "Human Disqualification") shared her thoughts on the main actors of the show, Jeon Do Yeon and Ryu Jun Yeol.
"Lost" marks the return of the two actors to the small screen after five years of inactivity.
'Lost' Writer Kim Ji Hye Shares Feelings About The Melodrama
"My Love, My Bride" writer Kim Ji Hye wrote another masterpiece that will certainly touch the hearts of the viewers with profound emotions and different personal epiphanies.
Three days before its big premiere, the writer of the melodrama shared her thoughts on the lead actors and their acting performance in the drama series.
Writer Kim Ji Hye shared, "Having more than 18 hours of running time is a joy that makes my heart pound. I have been writing for a very long time but I have never fully shown all of myself. With "Lost", I wanted to show deep feelings that will resonate with the viewers. How many mistakes and failures I have faced, how messed up, how lonely, and how loved I once was... I wanted to show those feelings. Because of that, I started writing "Lost"."
When asked about the title, she explained, "Just as how our lives cannot always be consistent and planned, "Lost" also has uncomfortable situations depending on how you view it. I want to be free from the useless inconvenience. I wanted to start a story that follows life's process where "lost" humans" is the center of it all."
'Lost' Writer Kim Ji Hye on Working With Director Heo Jin Ho
Director Heo Jin Ho cemented his name as one of the most sensuous filmmakers in South Korea, with masterpieces such as "Christmas in August" and "Princess Deokhye".
Writer Kim Ji Hye shared her experiences of working with the renowned director for the first time, "I had high expectations, like everyone else, of director Heo Jin Ho. I was honest with him, I also had doubts. But I am grateful that with the director, the expectations about the drama became a reality."
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She also shared her experience with musical director Jo Seong Woo. "Director Jo Seong Woo and director Heo Jin Ho had previously worked with various works. Since the two of them had been together the whole time, I really expected a lot, especially in putting the pieces of "Lost" together. But thanks to them, expectation has become a reality. And because of that, I really look forward to seeing the drama the most."
Jeon Do Yeon and Ryu Jun Yeol Are 'Too Deserving' of The Roles in 'Lost'
As soon as writer Kim Ji Hye heard the news about the casting of actors Jeon Do Yeon and Ryu Jun Yeol, she initially thought, "The two actors will do well".
"Writing the two characters was difficult, especially Boo Jung and Kang Jae's sadness and dissatisfaction in life, as well as their suffering," she added.
The writer also commented on the two actors' acting skills, "During the filming, Jeon Do Yeon and Ryu Jun Yeol portrayed their characters very effectively. Even the brief moment that passed in front of me at the last filming set, the memory of the two actors just standing there and crying for a long time remains precious."
Writer Kim Ji Hye feels thankful to the actors and even described Jeon Do Yeon and Ryu Jun Yeol "too deserving".
"I am grateful that Jeon Do Yeon and Ryu Jun Yeol were eager to work with me and director Heo Jin Ho. They are one of the best actors in the industry, and both of them are too deserving for me. With their skills and perfect synchronization with the characters, I am also looking forward to the airing."
In conclusion, writer Kim Ji Hye encouraged the viewers to watch the forthcoming melodrama.
"It is a story about people's loneliness and those who are suffering alone. This drama aims to give comfort and sympathy to those people who experience the same suffering that you may find in Boo Jung and Kang Jae."
Finally, she said, "I wrote this drama while laughing a lot and crying more than that. I hope that this work will reach you and bring you comfort and understanding, as well as empathy."
'Lost' Production and Release Date
"Lost" marks the first drama project of filmmaker Heo Jin Ho and screenwriter Kim Ji Hye together. It is also the comeback drama of Jeon Do Yeon and Ryu Jun Yeol to the small screen after five years.
Aside from the duo, seasoned actors Park Byung Eun, Kim Hyo Jin, Park Ji Young, Apink's Son Naeun, and Yoo Soo Bin are also part of the drama series.
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"Lost" is scheduled to air for the first time on JTBC at 10:30 p.m. KST on September 4.
It will also be available for international streaming on iQIYI.
ICYMI, you can watch the melancholic teaser of "Lost" here:
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Written by Elijah Mully.