The actors of JTBC’s upcoming Friday-Saturday drama “Itaewon Class” (literal title) are fired up in a new behind-the-scenes video!
“Itaewon Class” is based on a webtoon of the same name and tells the story of youths who fight against an unfair world with determination and style. The drama will follow a group of people as they chase after freedom and open up new businesses in Itaewon.
The behind-the-scenes video begins with Park Seo Joon feeling awkward in front of the camera as he says, “I feel like I’ve become a YouTuber.” Kim Da Mi also asks, “Will this keep filming?” The two actors make small talk as Park Seo Joon asks, “Did you bleach your hair?” Kim Da Mi explains, “I bleached it, and I also dyed it.” Yoo Jae Myung soon joins them and expresses his surprise at the camera, prompting Park Seo Joon to comment, “It feels as if it’s inspecting us.”
Park Seo Joon talks about his character Park Sae Roy, saying, “He has determination, and he is a character who shows his persistence and honesty.” Kim Da Mi shares that her character Jo Yi Seo is a sociopath. The behind-the-scenes video also introduces Yoo Jae Myung who will be playing Jang Dae Hee, the merciless and cold head of the food conglomerate Jang Ga, and Kwon Nara who will be playing Park Sae Roy’s first love Oh Soo Ah.
The actors are also joined by the webtoon author, Jo Kwang Jin, who watches as the actors passionately dive into their roles during the script reading. Among the actors are Kim Dong Hee, who will play Jang Dae Hee’s second son Jang Geun Soo, Ahn Bo Hyun, who will play Jang Dae Hee’s first son Jang Geun Won, and Kim Hye Eun, who will play Jang Ga’s executive director Kang Min Jung. Ryu Kyung Soo and Lee Joo Young will play Choi Seung Kwon and Ma Hyun Yi, respectively, who are both employees of Dan Bam. The video also hints at a new character that wasn’t in the original story.
“Itaewon Class” will premiere on January 31 at 10:50 p.m. KST. Check out the latest teaser here!
Watch the full behind-the-scenes video of the script reading below!