The “Sweet Home 2” Cast has begun their press run and the first on the list is the official press conference for the drama!
Here are some of the highlights of what the cast talked about during the conference.
Question: Thoughts on joining Season 2?
- Jinyoung: “I enjoyed Season 1 a lot. It was an honor just to be part of it. I felt the anticipation that it could only go well with the director’s direction and scale during the shoot.”
- Yoo Seung Oh: “Season 1 achieved great success, and I was grateful to be able to join. I felt like I had to do well.”
- Kim Moo Yeol: “I stayed up all night watching Season 1. When I heard about the Season 2 casting news, I reviewed Season 1, but I couldn’t remember the last part because I watched it half-asleep. I filmed with expectations, wondering what story would unfold.
‘Sweet Home’ announced the simultaneous production of Season 2 and Season 3 after the success of Season 1. Director Lee Eung-bok explained, ‘When making Season 1, we didn’t know if we would make Season 2 or 3. We worked on it without knowing. We looked at the unresolved stories in the original work and discussed them. After that, we created a framework and then blended the drama’s unique characters into the world of the original webtoon.'”
Regarding Season 2, Director Lee Eung-bok said, “It’s a story of people trapped inside Green Home coming out and struggling outside. We focused not only on their struggles but also on why such an incident happened. We also concentrated on the charm of characters fighting monsters. We are grateful for the success of Season 1 and tried to supplement any shortcomings.”
Song Kang, who plays Cha Hyun-soo, shared his efforts in preparing for the role: “I talked a lot with the director about wanting Hyun-soo to be more mature. I have a playful personality, and even on set, I felt like I was floating if I played around too much while acting as Hyun-soo. I couldn’t live completely like Hyun-soo, but from then on, I approached the shoot with the mindset of feeling Hyun-soo’s emotions a little in everyday life.”
Song Kang also mentioned the scenes where he had to show anger, saying, “I worked hard to prepare for the scenes with anger. The scenes were created through many conversations with the director. It came out so beautifully that I was satisfied. I used to be embarrassed when shooting exposure scenes, but now I am thankful. It feels like my embarrassment has halved. Meeting the director makes me feel like I’m growing even more.”
Go Min Si also talked about her action scenes and training for them: “I received various training, starting from basic training. While shooting, there were more scenes that required courage and stamina than action. Although I thought I had a lot of courage and was strong, the thought that this shoot might never end crossed my mind. After it was over, I felt like the set was a place that made me not afraid to throw myself. It was a scene that required more courage and stamina than I thought.”
Go Min Si also talked about her feelings as Season 2 approached: “As Season 2 approached, I didn’t think I had changed, but looking back, I have grown a lot. I’ve become more comfortable with the character and have a clearer understanding of what kind of character Eun-yoo is.”
This time, Lee Jin Wook had to portray Jeong Eui-myeong (Kim Sung Chul), who woke up with the body and face of Pyeon Sang-wook (Lee Jin Wook) again. Lee Jin Wook said, “I asked Kim Sung Chul to read the script for me. I practiced hard while listening to the recording, but I didn’t think I should speak exactly like the recording. I thought there would be subtle changes that Pyeon Sang-wook would remember in his body, so I made an effort to express those changes.”
Lee Si Young has taken on the role of Seo Yi-kyeong, who is heading to the Bamsom Special Disaster Base to find her husband. When asked about the changes after appearing in “Sweet Home,” she said, “I am truly grateful for this work. I never expected the work to be loved by people all over the world as it was released. Of course, I expected it to do well as a good work, but it exceeded my expectations. It was the first time in my acting career that I had such a great masterpiece, so it is a meaningful work to me. I hope that Season 2 and Season 3 can also be loved by many people without any hesitation.”
Furthermore, after joining as the captain of the ‘Monster Special Unit’, Takh In-hwan, Yoo Seung Oh expressed his gratitude for being invited to Season 2, saying, “Thanks to the director and junior actors in Season 1, we achieved great success on Netflix, so I was grateful to be invited to Season 2. I made a commitment to work harder than ever in this sequel.” Yoo Seung Oh, who was acting with virtual characters implemented through VFX technology for the first time, said, “Although I have been acting for about 30 years, it was my first time participating in a project with such a large budget. Seeing all the actors and production crew on set focusing without hesitation on every scene made me understand why it was loved by viewers worldwide.”
Kim Moo Yeol, who plays the role of Kim Young-hoo, a former UDT sergeant, successfully blended in with actual UDT members. Regarding this, he said, “I acted with Yook Jun-soo and Jung Jong-hyun, and there were many actors who came from special forces. Being able to work with them was a grateful and comforting experience for me. I felt a sense of responsibility to act well, so as not to let down those who are actively serving and working hard for our country. Their presence itself was a great source of strength. I would like to express my gratitude here.”
“Sweet Home 2” was released today on Netflix.