After recently wrapping up season two of tvN’s “Forest of Secrets”, Forest of Secrets 2 director Park Hyun Suk sat down for an interview to share his experience filming the hit drama!
“Forest of Secrets” (also known as “Stranger”) is a drama about an emotionless prosecutor (played by Cho Seung Woo) and a warm-hearted cop (played by Bae Doona) who team up to expose corruption and solve hidden puzzles.
While the first season – which aired in 2017 – was directed by Ahn Gil Mo, PD Park Hyun Suk took over the much-anticipated second season this year. The director commented, “Despite my shortcomings, I think I was able to seamlessly combine Season 1 and Season 2, so I’m a little relieved. I am infinitely grateful to the audience for enjoying the drama and accepting its sincerity.”
At the start of its run, Forest of Secret 2 received mixed reactions from viewers, with some praising the differences from season one and others expressing disappointment with the changes in the drama.
“I was a fan of the first season of Forest of Secrets myself, so that’s what I expected [mixed response]”Revealed Park Hyun Suk.” I put my individual directing style aside from the start, but I think I was still missing something in many ways. “
“Actually I wanted [Season 2] I regretted that they couldn’t be more alike because time had passed and things had changed, ”he continued. “The writer also had new topics and other topics in mind while working on Season 2, so I think these types of changes were very natural. The message of the story has already been formulated in full in the script by the scriptwriter. My goal as a director was therefore to simply present this message unmarried. “
Park Hyun Suk also humbly paid tribute to the cast of Forest of Secrets 2 for the drama’s popularity – particularly stars Bae Doona and Cho Seung Woo, whose acting he didn’t seem to praise enough.
“In my opinion, Forest of Secrets is the drama there is about Cho Seung Woo and Bae Doona,” the PD said. “I see it as a drama that these two actors built.”
He continued, “From their ability to understand the script, to their acting skills, the way they manage chemistry with their acting partners, and their considerate manners, they are actors who will surprise you in every way. I think it would be right to say that I admired the acting of Cho Seung Woo and Bae Doona every moment of the shoot. “
The director recalled: “While I was editing your scenes, I would discover new details every time I looked at your acting again. In particular, I felt that the scenes in which the two come together managed to express the deepest depths of the script in ways we hadn’t even imagined as preproduction. I was happy to work with them. “
Park Hyun Suk also enjoyed sharing his experiences with the cast on the set.
“It was a really amazing experience to see our cast before my eyes,” he said. “The cast really brought the characters to life and brought them to life, and the teamwork between the actors was unparalleled. Because they are all people who are so extraordinarily talented at acting, I was constantly surprised on set during the filming. “
He added: “Filming went very smoothly. It was a shoot where I just had to set up a place where the actors could act comfortably. I think the cast’s acting plays the biggest role in creating “Forest of Secrets” and “Forest of Secrets”. I want to thank the actors for filling the drama with their impressive acting. “
When asked about his new favorite character from Season 2, Park Hyun Suk replied, “If I had to pick just one, it would be Choi Bit. Not just because the character is cool, but because the actress Jeon Hye Jin agreed to take on the role, although she was very concerned that the character’s image would overlap greatly with her previous roles. “
After “Forest of Secrets 2” concluded, the drama producers announced that they are currently debating the possibility of a return for a third season – and the open ending of the second season leaves viewers desperate for more.
“We don’t know yet if a third season will be produced,” said Park Hyun Suk. “But to quote Cho Seung Woo, who said that even the second season would not have been possible without the fans: if we return with the third season, it would all be thanks to the love and support of the fans.”
“Of course, if the drama gets season 3,” he remarked humbly, “I think there would be better choices [for director] if I.”
However, he added, “As a fan of Forest of Secrets, I would be honored to receive an offer to direct it.”
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