Park Shin-Hye and Hyun Bin reveal why they chose to star in tvN’s new drama “Memories of the Alhambra” and talk about their experience of working together!
On November 28, a press conference for tvN’s new drama “Memories of the Alhambra” took place in Seoul. Attending the event were the main actors Hyun Bin and Park Shin-Hye, alongside director Ahn Gil-Ho and actors Park Hoon and Kim Eui-Sung.
“Memories of the Alhambra” is a romance mystery that takes place in Granada, Spain. Yoo Jin-Woo (Hyun Bin), who is the CEO of an investment company, pays a visit to the location for a business trip. He ends up staying at an old hostel that is owned by Jung Hee-Joo (Park Shin-Hye). During his stay, he gets involved in a mystery and magical experience.
The drama not only gained the attention for the collaboration of writer Song Jae-Ho and director Ahn Gil-Ho, but also for the fact that it had incorporated the AR games into adding virtual images into the world that we live in.
During the conference, Hyun Bin and Park Shin-Hye revealed that the AR element is what caught their attention first, ultimately leading them to confirm their appearances.
Hyun Bin said, “when I’m choosing my next drama/film, I’m always looking for new ideas. Something I hadn’t done in the past so I can give myself another challenge. In this case, I was intrigued to find out how the element of AR can be incorporated in a domestic drama, and how the audience will react to it. As an actor, I’m always looking for new ways to tell a story.”
He continued, “but of course, I was also thrilled to be working alongside director Ahn and writer Song. It was meaningful to me that I get to work with such a great crew for such an interesting element as AR.”
Park Shin-Hye said, “The AR element of the drama was also what caught my attention at first. However, it went beyond its recreational purpose. It was delivering a hidden message to the society. That is what I liked about it the most. Furthermore, my character has such a warm heart. I believe the character would allow me to showcase my different sides.”
At the end, the two actors exchanged compliments and shared their experience of working together.
Park said, “Hyun Bin leads the drama so well. Thanks to him, I was able to follow and do well on set.”
Hyun Bin responded, “I think because Park has been acting since she was young, she has a lot of experience from which she gained knowledge. More importantly, her deep passion for acting motivates me to do better. As I’ve worked with her, I learned that she is just a nice person in general. I received such positive energy from her, and that really brightened up the mood of the set. She perfectly fits into her character as well, and I’m thankful for her.”
Translated by Dasol Kim