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Badminton participant turns into ‘extracurricular’ star in new sequence ‘Love All Play’

From left, director Cho Wong and actors Park Joo-hyun and Chae Jong-hyeop pose during a press conference for KBS's new series,
From left, director Cho Wong and actors Park Joo-hyun and Chae Jong-hyeop pose throughout a press convention for KBS’s new sequence, “Love All Play,” in Seoul, Seoul, Wednesday. Courtesy of KBS

by Lee Gu-Lee

Actress Park Joo-hyun, recognized to international audiences by means of Netflix’s crime sequence, “Extracurricular”, performs Park Tae-yang, a badminton participant, in KBS’s new sports activities sequence, “Love All Play”, which premiered. on Wednesday.

Throughout an internet press convention for the sequence that day, the actress mentioned, “Sports activities is every part to Park Tae-yang. She lives for badminton as her world revolves round it.”

Led by director Cho Wong, whose earlier work consists of the 2017 household drama, “My Father Is Unusual,” and the 2019 authorized sequence, “Justice,” the sequence follows the romance and lifetime of two badminton gamers — Park Tae. -yang (Park) and Park Tae-joon (Chae Jong-hyop) who’re full opposites.

Tae-Yang is a passionate athlete who was some of the wanted badminton gamers. After taking a break from the game for 3 years, she joins a company-sponsored badminton workforce, the place she meets Tae-joon, who sees nothing greater than the best way the sport ends.

The sequence is written by Heo Sung-hee, who is thought for writing the hit comedy movie, “Sincere Candidate,” (2020) and the fantasy romance sequence, “Tomorrow with You” (2017).

“It is a sports activities romance sequence. But it surely has totally different tales for every of the characters,” the director mentioned whereas describing the sequence. “It additionally options author Heo’s distinctive model of comedy, so viewers will be capable to observe the story in a light-hearted method.”

The director defined that the sequence will present the lives of athletes who battle and face difficulties all through their careers.

“Athletes, in contrast to folks in different professions, undergo ups and downs with their careers and contemplate retiring at a comparatively younger age. The sequence follows the story of characters who’re of their 20s to 30s However his battle may also resonate with these of their late 30s to 40s,” Cho mentioned. “From above, it appears like they’re having fun with their brightest time – their 20s – however beneath, I wished to inform the story of their battle and struggling.”

Park mentioned the 2 lead actors put in additional efforts to play skilled badminton gamers. “Chae Jong-hyop and I really like sports activities and (badminton) will not be an unfamiliar sport, so I wasn’t actually frightened,” she mentioned.

“However after doing the primary follow, I began to fret so much. Since then, I’ve put every part to follow my expertise. And in the midst of manufacturing, I got here to take an curiosity within the sport and performed towards skilled gamers. ( All through the manufacturing) it was like 80 % follow and 20 % appearing.”

“Love All Play” airs each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:50 pm on KBS

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