Cha Eun Woo Discusses The Challenges Of Taking On A Priest Role In “Island,” How Kim Nam Gil Helped Him Out And More

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Cha Eun Woo talked about his character Yohan in the highly anticipated TVING drama “Island” press conference!

On the afternoon of December 22, a press conference for the original TVing series “Island” was held at the Conrad Hotel in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul. Actors Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, Sung Joon, and director Bae Jong attended the meeting to talk about how the drama came to life.

“Island” is a fantasy action drama based on writers Yoon In Wan and Yang Kyung Il’s popular cartoon of the same name, and tells the story of the journey of characters who are destined to fight against evil which tries to destroy the world. Director Bae Jong, who has been recognized for his outstanding and delicate directing skills with movies such as “Welcome to Dongmakgol” and “Fabricated City,” challenged his first series through “Island.”

Cha Eun Woo will take on the role of Yo Han, a hip Catholic priest. On this day, Cha Eun Woo said,

“Before I knew the cartoon, I saw the script first, and I was attracted to Yo Han. I wanted to take on the challenge of playing him because he was an interesting character.”

When asked about what he focused on while acting, he said,

I tried to express the feeling that sadness is inherent even though something is bright on the outside. He is a solid and strong person when he is riding a horse. I wanted to show you the contrast well.”

In addition, Cha Eun Woo talked about his bonding with Kim Nam Gil drawing warmth by sharing,

I watched other related movies and dramas because a priest is not a common job. I enjoyed ‘The Fiery Priest’ so much that I talked about things like this and that with Kim Nam Gil.
I talked a lot with him in advance about the clothes worn by priests and the feeling of greeting with belts and thanks to him, I was able to easily adapt to the scenes where I had to use my body a lot.
When I was doing a scene, he would touch my shoulder and say, ‘Eun Woo, breathe.’
I’m grateful for that simple word, even though it’s a simple word. But it gave me a lot of strength.

Are you excited to see Cha Eun Woo in “Island”?

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