tvN “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” is one of the hottest newest tvN dramas that feature a stunning cast of incredibly talented actors.
Since many fans who are currently watching the drama are probably curious about its cast, today, we’re taking a look at “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” cast. Here are some interesting fun facts about them:
1Lee Dong Wook Felt Pressured By “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed”
Lee Dong Wook has previously been part of one of the biggest Korean fantasy dramas ever, “Goblin.” His performance in that drama is still talked about to this day and during the press conference for “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed,” he opened up about feeling pressured to show a different performance,
“I felt pressure to show a different performance than in ‘Goblin’ and to look different than I did then as well
People have remembered it for a long time because it was a good drama, and I need to work hard so that I’ll be remembered with this new appearance as a gumiho as well.
When the news of my casting came out, a lot of people said that I was a good fit to play a gumiho. That was a great source of strength for me but I also felt pressured to meet those expectations. I hope you enjoy today’s show.”source: Soompi
2Jo Bo Ah Says Lee Dong Wook Sometimes Treats Her Like An ‘Older Brother’
Yes, you read that right!
In a recent photoshoot and interview with “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” co-stars, Lee Dong Wook talked about why he’s grown to depend a lot on Jo Bo Ah, he says she’s ‘very mature, thoughtful and deep,’ and she’s so dependable ‘that I rely on her a lot on set, to the extent that there are times I feel like I’m the younger one.’
Jo Bo Ah said that despite the fact that he’s her sunbae by far as an actor, he treats her like an older brother sometimes and this makes her feel really comfortable, Jo Bo Ah also added that also relies on him a lot during filming.
3Jo Bo Ah Publicly Dated an actor For Two Years
Many fans are surprised to learn that Jo Bo Ah had previously confirmed to be dating a fellow actor.
She confirmed that she was dating actor On Joo Wan after meeting him on the set of “Surplus Princess” where they played an on-screen couple in 2014. The news was confirmed in 2015 and in 2017; the couple announced their breakup explaining they naturally ‘grew apart’ and thus decided to end their relationship.
4Jo Bo Ah was once diagnosed with Encephalomeningitis
Knowing for being extremely hardworking and diligent, Jo Bo Ah gave fans a scare when it was revealed that she was diagnosed with Encephalomeningitis. At the time, she was busy filming for her drama “Monster” and despite being advised to remain hospitalized, she went back to the set to finish her work then admitted herself to the hospital after wrapping it up.
Encephalomeningitis is a condition that involves “an inflammation of the brain and meninges.”
Not too long after her diagnosis became public, she shared a post to instagram to assure her fans that she has since recovered after getting treated at the hospital.
5Kim Bum has previously dated two actresses
Kim Bum is no stranger to dating news.
His latest dating news was revealed in March of 2018 when he confirmed that he was dating Oh Yeon Seo whom he reportedly met at a gathering with mutual acquaintances. The former couple announced their breakup in early 2019 but according to Kim Bum’s agency, they had broken up in 2018. The exact reason for their breakup remains unknown.
He also previously dated actress Moon Geun Young after meeting her on the set of the 2013 drama “Goddess of Fire, Jung-Yi.” the former couple confirmed to be dating in late 2013, he’s two years younger than her.
The former couple was even photographed together on multiple occasions; their trip to Europe was discussed a lot in the media. After seven months of publicly dating, they announced their split in May of 2014.
6Kim Bum Suffers From A Hereditary Illness
Kim Bum’s fans were extremely worried when the news about his military enlistment was announced. Back then, his agency revealed that he will enlist as a public service worker due to health problems.
Although the agency didn’t specify the name of the illness, they stated that he has been receiving continuous treatment since his early 20s due to a hereditary illness. Fans hadn’t been aware of his health issues prior to that announcement.
In an interview prior to his enlistment, he said he’ll still continue to visit the hospital and receive treatment for his illness.
7Hwang Hee and Kim Yong Ji are both considered rookie actors
It might be difficult to believe but Hwang Hee and Kim Yong Ji are rookie actors.
Hwang Hee started his acting career in 2017 with a supporting role in” Tomorrow With You,” “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” is his 4th ever acting project thus far.
Meanwhile, Kim Yong Ji started in 2018 with a small role in the hit drama “Sunshine.” She has since been in 3 other projects and “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” is her fourth project to date. Fans can hardly believe she’s a rookie actress because she’s so talented on screen.
8Lee Dong Wook Considers Himself Lacking
Despite being an excellent actor, Lee Dong Wook had previously stated he’s barely ever felt satisfied with his own work and when asked in a previous interview if he still feel so, he said that he felt he was ‘lacking.’
Lee Dong Wook admits he can be a bit too harsh on himself that sometimes, his own agency director would ask him not to be so hard on himself.
9Lee Dong Wook has previously been through a severe slump
Lee Dong Wook has been open about his struggles and during a recent interview he admitted that he’s been through a severe slump in 2018 after he wrapped up his drama “Life,” he said,
“There was a time when I went through a severe slump and didn’t leave my home for two to three months. It was after the end of the JTBC drama ‘Life.’
I was too scared to leave the house and felt that people might just point at me when they saw me; I felt that no one was on my side. I got so deep into this that I felt I hit rock bottom, I couldn’t meet up with anyone and stayed at home and worked out.”
Lee Dong Wook says he was able to heal from this through the help of his friends and one of them was Gong Yoo who was there for him.
10The director behind “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” also directed another hit drama
Director Kang Shin Hyo who’s currently working on “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” isn’t a stranger to hit projects, one of the most well-known projects he’s directed happens to be one of the biggest Korean dramas in recent memory.
In 2013, he directed the hit drama “The Heirs” which was led by Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Ho.
11Hwang Hee used to be a theater actor
Not many details are known about the rising actor Hwang Hee, but this fact is often overlooked by his new fans. He used to be a theater actor.
Fans had always wondered how Hwang Hee was this talented despite being a rookie actor who’s been active for about three years, but he’s been in many theaters across the years. His last work was in the 2015’s play “Love Is.”
12Lee Dong Wook’s first impression of Jo Bo Ah is the cutest thing you’ll ever hear
Fans are already raving about the chemistry between Lee Dong Wook and Jo Bo Ah. When Lee Dong Wook was asked about his first impression of Jo Bo Ah, Lee Dong Wook said he thought she ‘was prettier than she looked on screen,’ and he felt that she was able to express her opinions more eloquently than the image she portrays on TV.
Lee Dong Wook also added that he found that charming and was sure they’d be able to create a great project together.
13Kim Bum doesn’t believe his character in “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” is the villain
During the press conference of “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed,” Kim Bum expressed his excitement about returning with his first drama in four years. When asked about his character, he said that he doesn’t believe Yi Rang is the ‘villain’ of the story, he merely believes he’s the type of character that would be so focused once they find something that interests them.