Actor Ha Jung-woo revealed his special relationship with actress Choo Ja-hyun, who played his wife in “Narco-Saints”.
Although the two showed perfect chemistry as husband and wife in the drama, Ha Jung-woo revealed that it was his first time acting together with Choo Ja-hyun. The actor also told a behind story of Choo Ja-hyun’s casting in detail.
Ha Jung-woo explained, “4~5 years ago, I saw Choo Ja-hyun and her husband come in while eating at a meat restaurant, so I paid for their meal. Later, director Yoon Jong-bin asked Choo Ja-hyun to make a special appearance. I heard she talked about how I paid for her meal.”
It seems like Choo Ja-hyun decided to make a special appearance in “Narco-Saints” in order to express her gratitude to Ha Jung-woo, who paid for her meal in the past.
Ha Jung-woo said, “I think buying food for others is very important. I realized that I should treat others good meals in order to gain back lucks. I learned about buying food for people around me from my father and I think I’m doing it well”. He amazed everyone by boasting about his unique relationship with Choo Ja-hyun.
Moreover, the actor also confessed that he felt awkward with Choo Ja-hyun at first because they had to act as a couple from the first shoot.
He said, “I felt quite nervous and awkward when the filming began. It was the shoot for my first scene and the whole drama, and I had to act as husband and wife with Choo Ja-hyun. From the scene where I said ‘Why don’t you go to Suriname from home?’ to the ending scene of the gimbap restaurant and also the car center epilogue, all of them were filmed first in the shooting process. It was very awkward because I met and acted with both Choo Ja-hyun and Park Hae-soo for the first time”.
Ha Jung-woo also talked about Hwang Jung-min, another main cast of “Narco-Saints”. Ha Jung-woo, who had dreamed of acting with Hwang Jung-min for a long time, poured out compliments for his senior, saying “Hwang Jung-min is a master and he seemed to have no pressure even when filming action scenes. Even in the scenes of grabbing hair and collar, he was always considerate of other actors and gave them some space to act comfortably.”
Ha Jung-woo, who said he thought Hwang Jung-min was a scary actor when he first joined his company as a rookie actor, revealed his changed impression after working together with his senior. Regarding Hwang Jung-min, Ha Jung-woo said, “He’s warmer and more reliable than anyone else, adding “He’s more like an older brother to me than a partner in work.”
The actor added that he gained lots of energy on the filming set thanks to Hwang Jung-min and that working with many great seniors and juniors helped him a lot in acting.
Meanwhile, “Narco-Saints” depicts the story that takes place when a civilian, who was falsely accused of being the drug lord who is taking control of the South American country Suriname, accepts the secret mission by the NIS. It was released on September 9th.