Kang Ki-young’s reaction when he first received the script for “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, “Even if I have to grab the legs of their trousers…”

Actor Kang Ki-young revealed how he felt when he was offered a role in ENA’s drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”.

On July 21st, Netflix posted a video showing Kang Ki-young, who plays Jung Myung-seok in “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, answering several questions from fans on their official Instagram account.

When asked, “Which actor has the highest synchronization rate with their character?”, Kang Ki-young said, “Of course, it’s Woo Young-woo”. She added, “I can’t imagine any other actor who can play Woo Young-woo better than Park Eun-bin. Woo Young-woo has to be played by Park Eun-bin unconditionally.”

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Regarding his feeling when he was offered a role in the drama, Kang Ki-young said, “When I received the first part of the script, I already thought ‘I will definitely do this. I have to do this work even if I have to grab the legs of the writer and the director’s trousers’.”

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The actor also revealed some behind-the-scenes stories about doing adlibs in the drama. He said, “When I first met lawyer Woo Young-woo, I said ‘That’s very funny’ with an unfavorable expression. The director seems to like that scene a lot. It was used in the drama preview and the 5-minute making video.”

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He added, “I don’t know how other ad-libs scenes will be used. Please look forward to it.”

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Netizens who watched the video showed various reactions, such as “I’m into Kang Ki-young’s charms these days”, “I can’t imagine lawyer Jung Myung-seok be played by any other actor except for Kang Ki-young”, “Myung-seok is so cute in real life”, “Please take care of Young-woo as her second father”, etc. 

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“Extraordinary Attorney Woo” is enjoying its popularity peak by breaking its own rating record in every new episode. According to Nielsen Korea’s data, the 7th episode of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, which aired on July 20th, recorded a nationwide viewer rating of 11.7% and 12.9% in Seoul area. 

Source: wikitree

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