“Again My Life” director Han Chul-Soo spoke about the drama’s filming experience as well as the lead actor, Lee Joon-Gi, who played protagonist Kim Hee-Woo. Also, the director talked about how dramas based on novels or webtoons are becoming more and more popular.
The director said of Lee Joon-Gi, “He was a great actor and a reliable colleague who I could trust and rely on throughout the filming.” He continued, “Lee Joon-Gi always made the scene a pleasant and enjoyable playground, and he constantly tried to communicate in order to show his best performance in the drama.”
Director Han chose the most memorable scene from episode seven, in which Kim Hee-Woo fights 10 gangsters during the drug trafficking investigation at Kimsan port. “Lee Joon-Gi shot it with one shot without a stunt,” he explained, “but due to time constraints, the cuts were divided in the editing process.”
The director said of the final episode’s ending scene, “I think it’s the coolest moment of Kim Hee-Woo.”
Webtoon and web novel-based dramas such as “Again My Life,” “Business Proposal,” and “Tomorrow” are gaining popularity. The director said of the trend, “Web novels stimulate readers’ imagination endlessly, and webtoons give readers a strong impression with concrete cuts.”
He continued, “The success of novel or webtoon-based dramas is determined by how well the original work’s imagination is communicated to the general public.” “It must be adapted in such a way that the audience easily accepts it without much resistance,” he added. “In the case of ‘Again My Life,’ I believe the original character Kim Hee-Woo and the actor Lee Joon-Gi synced so well like magic,” he said.
The director said he is pleased with the outcome of “Again My Life,” but he did have one regret. “I regret not including a few more scenes that were cut during the editing process because I could have achieved a smoother flow,” he said. “I hope ‘Again My Life’ is remembered as a drama with good chemistry between the actors and that the audience enjoys looking at behind the scenes.”