The second season of the TVN drama “Forest of Secrets” is set to premiere soon!
On August 11th, the cast of “Forest of Secrets” – Cho Seung Woo, Bae Doona, Jeon Hye Jin, Choi Moo Sung, Lee Joon Hyuk, Yoon Se Ah – and director Park Hyun Seok spoke during an online press conference about what to look for before the new season.
The 2017 first season of Forest of Secrets told the story of an emotionless prosecutor named Hwang Si Mok (played by Cho Seung Woo) and a warm-hearted police officer named Han Yeo Jin (played by Bae Doona) who teamed up to catch expose a serial killer and corruption in the prosecution.
In the show’s second season, Hwang Si Mok and Han Yeo Jin meet again under various circumstances. The couple find themselves on the other side of a tense situation involving the police and prosecutors. Jeon Hye Jin and Choi Moo Sung join the cast for the new season, while Lee Joon Hyuk and Yoon Se Ah return to play their original roles.
When asked if he was under pressure again with a new season of a popular show, Cho Seung Woo said, “I felt very pressured. Of course, season two is similar to season one, but it will look like a completely different drama. It’s just different in nature. That’s why I found the courage to go through the new season without hesitation. “
He added, “I definitely think we were able to create a second season based on the love and praise we received from our viewers.”
Bae Doona also thanked the fans of “Forest of Secrets”. She said, “This is a drama that I really love and I’m very attached to my character. Cho Seung Woo mentioned that he wants to do a fifth season so I have to keep going.”
Meanwhile, Lee Joon Hyuk, who is returning to play the role of corrupt prosecutor Seo Dong Jae, stated that because of the pressure, he was afraid to return with a second season. Then he said, “When Cho Seung Woo and Bae Doona said they would, I really wanted to join them again. I was proud to think that the crowd was looking forward to the season so much. It was a good experience.”
Yoon Se Ah takes on again the character Lee Yeon Jae, who has now become CEO of the Hanjo Group, while her father and brother are investigated. The actress said, “Forest of Secrets” is a drama that still seems new to me. The first season got such good reviews that I felt like returning for a second season would be right for me. “
On the flip side, Jeon Hye Jin, who enters the new season as Choi Bit, the first female intelligence director of the National Police Department, admitted that she was hesitant to participate in the drama. “I felt the pressure, but it was because the audience loved the first season and I always played so many roles as a cop,” she said. “My character seems to be limiting me [to certain roles]and I didn’t mean to be like that. “
She continued, “As soon as I watched the first season again, I really wanted to do the drama. Maybe it was the weight I was feeling, but I wanted to be on set. I also spoke to the director about the pressure I was feeling. “Jeon Hye Jin said she had a tough time at first, especially because of the terminology used in her lines. “I asked my co-stars about this and got a lot of help,” she said.
Choi Moo Sung is also joining the cast for the first time to portray the Attorney General of the Criminal Justice Department, Woo Tae Ha. The actor mentioned that he was proud after receiving a casting offer. He said, “The drama is such a masterpiece that I can only be happy. When I started filming, I realized that it is not easy to act for good drama. I think it was an opportunity for me to grow as an actor. “
Director Park Hyun Seok spoke about how he approached the new season. “I let go of all of the methods I liked to use in the past, and I worked on the new season because I thought it was supposed to look like the first season. It felt like I was following a textbook. “
He continued, “Because the characters’ time and situation are different, season two feels different too – one little thing can make the drama look different. I hope viewers will love these changes. “
Cho Seung Woo and Bae Doona later mentioned that they enjoy working together and that they could coordinate even better than in the first season.
Bae Doona commented that Jeon Hye Jin is also a great co-star and that her chemistry is as good as her chemistry with Cho Seung Woo.
Jeon Hye Jin replied, “I wanted to trust Bae Doona and follow her example. Even if I don’t say anything, she takes care of me immediately. She’s looser than I thought and I feel like she really loves being on set. I want to learn from her. “
Choi Moo Sung praised his chemistry with Cho Seung Woo and Lee Joon Hyuk. “I was so surprised,” said Choi Moo Sung. “We had a long filming session once, but they were still flying around. From that moment on I learned a lot. “
Most recently, the cast gave their fans one final message. First of all, Bae Doona said, “We are back with a great drama that you have all been waiting for for the past three years. We are very much looking forward to it and we want to see it. We look forward to moving forward with our fans. “
Cho Seung Woo said, “Tune in to see how each character absorbs what happens in each of their lives.”
The second season of “Forest of Secrets” premieres on August 15th at 9pm. KST.
In the meantime, see Bae Doona in the 2018 drama “Marriage chaos“Below!
Check out Cho Seung Woo in the film “Go go 70s” Here:
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