“Awaken” is a crime drama which traces the connections between mysterious events in the present and the secrets of an enigmatic incident that took place in a village 28 years ago.
Namgoong Min will appear in the drama as Do Jung Woo, the eccentric but brilliant team leader of a special task force at the National Police Agency, during AOA Seolhyun will play passionate policeman Gong Hye Won. Lee Chung Ah will also star in the drama as FBI agent Jamie, who was adopted as a young child and returns to Korea to solve the serial killer case tied to her lost memories of her childhood 28 years ago.
When asked why he wanted to be in the drama, Namgoong Min said, “I was drawn to the new script. I really liked that it wasn’t a one-dimensional puzzle in which detectives solve problems while investigating murder cases. I found it interesting how there is a hidden story behind the main story. “
Regarding his character, which is a 180 degree transformation from his previous projects, he commented, “Do Jung Woo is a character who is usually sloppy and smart, but when he works on a case he transforms into someone who is mysterious and serious. I thought that was one of his charms. “
Then he talked about his teamwork with Seolhyun and Lee Chung Ah. He said, “Despite the fact that it was the first time we shot together, we were able to film in a fun and comfortable atmosphere. Our characters are very different, but everything went smoothly from the start. We always discuss every scene and work hard to create a story together. “
The actor also shared details about their characters. First he talked about Seolhyun’s new role and said, “Gong Hye Won is one of the special team members selected by Do Jung Woo. She is young, but smart and brave, which is why he added her to his team. Despite being in a parenting relationship, they have a contentious chemistry and I think you will see their fantastic teamwork as partners who trust and value each other. “
Then he talked about Lee Chung Ah’s character Jamie. He said, “Jamie is an FBI investigator who came from the United States to help investigate the murder case the Do Jung Woo team is working on. From their first meeting, Do Jung Woo and Jamie have doubted each other and maintain a careful, delicate relationship. They are both the same and different, which makes the drama more fun. “
Namgoong Min gave another clue about the drama, saying, “You shouldn’t miss the first six episodes. Whenever you follow a drama in which the main characters deduce something, you always feel an exciting tension out of mystery towards the end of their discoveries. This is the kind of fun you will likely experience in these six episodes. “
Most recently, he said, “I don’t know what viewers will think of the drama, so I’m curious to see it too. The cast and crew are hardworking so please look forward to it.”
“Awaken” premieres on November 30th at 9pm KST and will be available with English subtitles on Viki.
In the meantime you can visit Namgoong Min in “Herd League“:
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