“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” Lead Stars Assure Energizing & Healing Romance Drama At Recently Held Press Conference
Promising saccharine moments in a seaside village, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha preps to give the viewers a refreshing love story they signed up for.
Ahead of its premiere on August 28, Shin Min Ah, Kim Seon Ho, Lee Sang Yi and director Yu Je Won graced their presence at the media conference. Sharing stories and filming experiences, the lead stars and Director Yu further pique interest with the visible synchrony of their interactions.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha depicts the quirky feel-good romance between the pragmatic dentist Yoon Hye-jin (Shin Min Ah) and the unemployed jack-of-all-trades Du-sik (Kim Seon Ho) in the seaside town of Gongjin where human warmth and the scent of sea salt linger on.
The series features the detailed artistry and vision of Director Yu Je-won who has helmed Oh My Ghost and Tomorrow With You.
Kim Seon Ho’s Interesting Jack-of-all-Trades Character
Sharing the heartwarming story was the drawing point on his decision to appear in the series, Kim Seon Ho emphasized how he felt connected to portray a character who is uniquely human.
Moreover, he was impressed with his jobless but neighborhood-go-to-guy role.
“Handyman Hong has so much that he does, so in order to do that, I had to set some time apart to learn those trades. I learned from a surfer and a barista. I needed some lead time before the shooting, but at the same time Hong Du-sik is unemployed so I also needed to make sure that I maintain balance.”
When asked which license among the long list of skills licenses Du-sik has that he wants to have, he answered realtor and fruit plater licenses.
“I really was interested in the realtor license since these days, a lot of us are interested in real estate. In one of Du-sik’s licenses, being a professional fruit plater is also interesting. Du-sik has a lot of licenses, and I too wish I can also do that in real life.”
Cleverly quipping Du-sik’s projected charming effect to viewers, particularly ladies, he sweetly foresees a new swoon-worthy K-Drama oppa coming up.
“It would be so fun if a lot of women would want a boyfriend like Du-sik. It would be nice if they would show their cameras to their parents with a picture of Du-sik as a boyfriend. It would be a fun trend.”
Shin Min Ah is Delighted To Return To Rom-Com
Acknowledging she felt the pressure for her comeback romantic comedy, Shin Min Ah conveyed the fun and amazing script that contributed to her taking the role of Hye-jin. Aside from wanting to do a rom-com, she confessed to being really drawn to her latest character.
“Before we even started the shoot, I know there’s a lot of pressure. Kim Seon Ho is flexible and great chemistry is portrayed.”
On Being Dubbed As Rom-Com Queen
Humbly confessing the burden of being labeled “queen of rom-com”, Shin Min Ah explained the reason for her efforts to please her fans.
“I feel pressured with the title of rom-com queen. I want to show my fans every side of me and venture into different genres. I’m thankful that my fans are excited to see me in this genre.”
Resembling her male lead’s thoughts, she also appreciates the chemistry among the characters as one of the watching points of the series.
“We had so much fun on set, I hope this would translate to the audience.”
Lee Sang Yi is Grateful For Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
Communicating how the script transported him to a refreshing seashore village, Lee Sang Yi is thankful for being able to work with Shin Min Ah and Kim Seon Ho. He asserts how the people you work with are important and thinks his filming experience with fascinating people is special.
“I haven’t really had a long experience in the industry yet, but these two actors were more experienced. And the director really helped me to deliver my potential. I feel that’s they know me and I know them and I’ve been accepted by these great people.”
Suiting up to a star variety show PD character, the actor talked about his preparations. He learned through PD Na Young Suk and even watched PD Kim Tae Ho in action.
“I try to observe a lot of what those producers do. What I noticed was that they’re not very talkative they don’t talk much onset they are usually the ones that are quietly observing in the back.”
Eloquently describing Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, the actor hopes for good reviews to emerge when it finally airs.
“I think this will be something like a retreat for everyone who is watching. There are elements that are funny, engrossing and emotional. I’m sure that you will be able to get some good sleep after watching this very comfortable drama.”
Don’t miss the premiere of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha on August 28! International fans can exclusively watch it on Netflix!
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Event covered by: abbyinhallyuland
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