Following the conclusion of “Twenty 5, Twenty One,” Kim Tae Ri participated in interviews with numerous information retailers to debate the drama’s ending, her chemistry with Nam Joo Hyuk and WJSN’s Bona, and extra!
Set within the late Nineteen Nineties, tvN’s “Twenty 5, Twenty One” is about two younger individuals who fall in love amidst the aftermath of the IMF disaster. Kim Tae Ri stars as Na Hee Do, an aspiring fencer, whereas Nam Joo Hyuk stars as Baek Yi Jin, a reporter whose household was torn aside because of the monetary disaster. WJSN’s Bona performs Go Yu Rim, a nationwide fencing athlete who does her greatest to guard her household regardless of tough monetary situations. The favored drama aired its finale on April 3, ending on its highest viewership scores.
Kim Tae Ri defined that she had not anticipated such a scorching response for the drama, sharing, “I’m not the kind to do tasks whereas considering lots in regards to the outcomes. Whereas filming this drama too, I wasn’t hoping for lots. Nevertheless, since all of us filmed so difficultly within the winter, the workers members went via lots. For the reason that workers filmed with us like household from the very begin to the very end, feeling like we’ve been considerably rewarded with the viewership scores has been very nice.”
“Twenty 5, Twenty One” is Kim Tae Ri’s first drama in practically 4 years since she starred in tvN’s “Mr. Sunshine,” which impressively peaked at viewership scores of 18.1 %. The interviewer praised the actress for having an eye fixed for hit tasks and Kim Tae Ri responded with a smile, “It’s not that I’m good at selecting scripts, I feel I learn scripts properly.”
In her newest function, Kim Tae Ri performed the sincere, energetic, and free-spirited Na Hee Do, a highschool pupil who goals of turning into a nationwide fencing athlete. The actress commented, “At first, I feel I acted very instinctively as Hee Do. After Hee Do experiences trauma, ache, battle together with her mom, and the gold medal incident, I felt that I used to be fascinated about it improper.”
Kim Tae Ri defined, “As my 33-year-old self, I so clearly thought, ‘What would this have been like for me?’ However to be sincere, I’m 33 years previous. I feel there have been some elements that I missed when it comes to what I might’ve completed as a highschool pupil.”
Though the drama began off as a lighthearted romantic comedy, viewers have been fast to note that present-day Na Hee Do had a daughter whose final identify was totally different from her love curiosity Baek Yi Jin, implying a tragic ending the place they don’t find yourself collectively.
Concerning viewers’ help of their romance, Kim Tae Ri shared, “I feel it’s as a result of they have been so fairly. Earlier than [the drama] aired, we’d advertise in interviews and press conferences as ‘a narrative concerning the primary love that everybody has,’ but it surely was far more lovely than that. Actually, the particular relationship between the 2 of them was drawn out so fantastically, to the purpose the place I puzzled if anybody had a primary love like that.”
She agreed with viewers, including, “Whereas watching the drama, I additionally felt that Hee Do was so lovable and that Baek Yi Jin was such a great and heat individual. It was the identical for Hee Do. Wouldn’t it have been [viewers’] want for his or her mutually supportive relationship to proceed on till the top? And till marriage, if marriage was the top? If I used to be a viewer and never the actor, I might’ve help their completely satisfied ending too. I really feel apologetic as a result of so many viewers supported us. I’m unhappy too.”
An enormous a part of the drama was emphasizing the fervour of youth, particularly Na Hee Do’s love for fencing. Kim Tae Ri in contrast this to her ardour for appearing, explaining, “As I do my very own work, appearing, I’ll not have completed it one hundred pc as fortunately as Hee Do, however there are moments after I say, ‘That is nonetheless so enjoyable to me.’”
Kim Tae Ri continued, “Even when I say ‘Ah, that is arduous’ and simply do my work as my on a regular basis life, there are moments after I’m watching senior actors or after I’m on stage and notice issues that I hadn’t been ready to consider one or two months earlier than. There are additionally moments of sudden inspiration.”
She added, “There are occasions after I suppose, ‘How can there be one thing this enjoyable?’ I feel these moments are all youth. I consider these moments as very brilliant moments. Once I was appearing as Hee Do, I didn’t take into consideration my childhood. I didn’t have such a twinkling childhood. I used to be jealous whereas appearing.”
Regardless of being in her thirties, Kim Tae Ri simply pulled off the function of a highschool pupil. She revealed that she didn’t really feel any stress concerning this and shared, “I didn’t ever suppose, ‘How do I do that?’ I simply did it. I didn’t deliberately increase or decrease my tone and I simply did it because it got here out. That’s why it was so enjoyable.”
Whereas viewers have been rooting for a cheerful ending for Na Hee Do and Baek Yi Jin, the drama additionally garnered numerous dialogue for that includes a romance between a 23-year-old and an underage 19-year-old. Kim Tae Ri shared, “It is a actually tough side to touch upon. These are elements that we mentioned lots after I first learn the script and have been within the technique of speaking about our characters. We considered it as one thing we needed to method rigorously.”
The actress continued, “Actually, from Hee Do’s perspective, this wasn’t one thing to pay loads of consideration to. Nevertheless, from the angle of Nam Joo Hyuk appearing as Baek Yi Jin, it was a extremely necessary side. The actors paid loads of consideration to this and acted rigorously. We always have been in discussions with the director and author. The director additionally thought lots about methods to method this from a directing standpoint with the actors. I feel that’s how we regularly created it, one-by-one.”
Concerning her chemistry with Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Tae Ri shared, “It was so enjoyable to consider appearing with Joo Hyuk. He’s such an distinctive actor. Actors all have their very own tendencies so after I see actors with tendencies totally different from me, I feel, ‘How can they try this? They’re so good.’ I discovered lots whereas watching Joo Hyuk. What I wished to resemble most was his improvisations. He’s actually good at improvisations.”
Kim Tae Ri additionally filmed lots with WJSN’s Bona, whom she took fencing classes with earlier than filming formally started. She commented, “With reference to Jiyeon [Bona], we had loads of time to work collectively. We discovered fencing collectively and performed loads of video games. Since our characters had the identical careers, we spent loads of time collectively. Since we talked lots too, it was so snug once we started filming. I assumed lots about what sort of individual she is and what sort of ideas she has.”
When requested what sort of actress she desires to grow to be, Kim Tae Ri instantly answered, “An excellent actress.” She elaborated that in elementary college, letters have been despatched dwelling to oldsters and so they have been requested what the kid wished to be once they grew up, and what the mother and father wished them to be. As an alternative of writing down a profession, Kim Tae Ri’s father wrote, “An excellent individual.”
She shared, “I can’t overlook that. I wish to grow to be a great actress. I feel that features loads of issues.” Laughing, Kim Tae Ri added, “It’s additionally a great excuse. To not add one thing larger. I wish to grow to be a great actress.”
All through the drama, Kim Tae Ri portrays Na Hee Do as a teen, all the best way into her twenties. Concerning this, Kim Tae Ri commented, “It was actually arduous. I feel I used to be trapped in ideas like, ‘At what level do I’ve to begin to change? Wouldn’t Hee Do’s perspective be totally different after experiencing this incident? Wouldn’t her ideas change?’ I always considered pointless issues like, ‘Is that this Hee Do? Is that this the Hee Do I created?’”
She continued, “However Nam Joo Hyuk advised me this lots. He advised me, ‘Individuals don’t change lots simply because they become older,’ and I feel that’s true. Whereas loads of issues have in all probability modified since I used to be youthful, I don’t suppose the massive issues have modified. I spotted a bit later that issues like Hee Do’s id doesn’t change lots.”
In contrast to viewers’ hopes, “Twenty 5, Twenty One” inevitably ends with a bitter conclusion. Kim Tae Ri additionally expressed her unhappiness, sharing, “I used to be so unhappy. Everybody has a primary love however my past love wasn’t something like Hee Do and Yi Jin’s. They had such a fantasy-like past love. Doesn’t it really feel like that they had every little thing you could possibly add to a primary love? Breaking apart with that form of past love was so unhappy to me.”
Kim Tae Ri added, “We see dramas within the second, as if Hee Do is experiencing this within the second, however truthfully when you concentrate on your past love, don’t you glorify it or body it extra fantastically? That’s why I feel that faint and summary magnificence seems like actuality once you’re watching a drama. That side is so unhappy.”
When requested about her personal past love, Kim Tae Ri made everybody giggle as she responded, “I don’t wish to inform you that!” She then intriguingly added, “Anyhow, it wasn’t like Hee Do’s.”
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