The cast of the upcoming JTBC drama “Mystic Pop-Up Bar” spoke about their characters in an interview recently!
“Mystic Pop-Up Bar” is based on a popular webtoon and tells the story of a mysterious one Pojangmacha (an outdoor drinking place), run by the bad-tempered Wol Joo (Hwang Jung Eum), the innocent part-time employee Han Kang Bae (BTOB’S Yook Sungjae) and former detective for afterlife, Chief Gwi (Choi won young). Together they visit customers in their dreams to solve their problems.
While introducing her characters, Hwang Jung Eum says that Wol Joo is a character she has never seen before. She explains, “Though Wol Joo appears to be strong from the outside, she has a great affection for people from the inside.” Yook Sungjae chooses his character’s innocence and ability to relate to others as Han Kang Bae’s strongest trait, and Choi Won Young reports that his character will often argue with Wol Joo, but at the same time acts as her helpful secretary.
Hwang Jung Eum says of her similarities to her character that she was surprised to find out how similar she was to Wol Joo. She says: “While I was performing as Wol Joo, I said:” Wol Joo is like me. “She uses sentences that I normally use and we have a lot of similarities.” On the other hand, Yook Sungjae says: “I felt that my character was somewhat the opposite of me. I thought I was innocent, but there were a lot of difficult things about acting. “He added that he was more of a”tsundere”(Externally cold, but actually warm and caring) personality.
For the interview, the actors also proposed various snacks for certain living conditions. When asked what snack they would recommend to someone whose partner they cheated on with their boyfriend, Hwang Jung Eum suggests ordering all kinds of snacks to combat the pain with food. She adds: “Come to us Pojangmacha, I will do everything to you “
Hwang Jung Eum is also talking about gradually getting used to filming computer graphics, while Yook Sungjae reveals that he did his best to stick to the script to portray his character rather than relying on the original webtoon . Finally, the performers complete the interview by expressing their hopes that viewers can see and support the drama.
Watch the full interview below!
The premiere of “Mystic Pop-Up Bar” will take place on May 20 at 9:30 p.m. KST. Check out a current teaser for the drama here!
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