In a recent interview and picture for 1st Look magazine, “The Heavenly Idol” stars Kim Min Kyu and Go Bo Gyeol talked about their upcoming drama!
Based on the popular web game and web novel, The Heavenly Idol is a fantasy drama starring Kim Min Kyu as the High Priest of Rembrara, who suddenly wakes up one day to find himself in the body of Woo Yeon Woo, a member of the failed idol wild animal group.
Go Bo Gyeol will star in the drama as Kim Dal, Woo Yeon Woo’s #1 fan. When her prejudices suddenly begin to insist in the fifth year of his career that he is in fact High Priest Rembrary, she becomes Wild Animal’s manager to save him.
Describing what it was like to work with Go Bo Gyeol, Kim Min Kyu recalls, “She seemed very unique and eccentric. I’m the type who jokes a lot, and she’s a very understanding person who understands my jokes well.”
The praise for his associate did not end there. Kim Min Kyu added, “Bo Gyeol has a really sincere and admirable approach and mindset when it comes to acting. At first I thought he was someone who was just cheerful and full of life all the time, but he also has a serious charm that is the complete opposite of that. I have a lot to learn from her.”
Go Bo Gyeol was similarly positive about her experience working with Kim Min Kyu, noting, “Even though he is younger than me, he seemed mature. But the more I got to know him, the more I was surprised at how lively and kind he was. How should I put it? It’s like he has a knack for making people feel comfortable. He is someone who gets along with anyone, anywhere. He is also a mood maker who lightens up the atmosphere on set by moonwalking whenever he gets the chance [takes]”.
Describing her character in the drama, Go Bo Gyeol said, “Dal is the kind of cool woman who makes a career out of it. She is good at her job, mature and full of humor. She is very proud of her work, but everything falls apart in an instant. While living this way, she meets Rembrary, who grows up and matures together. I think the development path is one of the key points to pay attention to [in our drama]”.
Meanwhile, Kim Min Kyu explained, “The Rembrary that goes into Woo Yeon Woo’s body was a high priest in another universe. One day, he swaps souls with Woo Yeon Woo due to the devil’s witchcraft. [The drama] it’s about what happens after he wakes up as a member of the failed idol group Wild Animal, but even in another body, he remains true to his duty as high priest and considers that the most important goal in his life.”
The Heavenly Idol premieres on February 15 at 10:30 p.m. KST. Watch the drama trailer!
In the meantime, watch Kim Min Kyu’s “So I Married the Anti-Fan” subtitled below:
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