Casting Details About Jang Dong-yoon's Cross-Dressing Role Revealed

  • March 08, 2019 17:04
KBS 2TV '조선로코-녹두전' 제작발표회 / 사진: 조선일보 일본어판 이대덕 기자,
KBS 2TV '조선로코-녹두전' 제작발표회 / 사진: 조선일보 일본어판 이대덕 기자,

Director Kim Dong-hwi revealed details about the casting of actor Jang Dong-yoon at a press event for KBS' new period drama in Seoul on Sept. 30.

In the period drama, "The Tale of Nokdu," Jang plays a cross-dressing role. "There were concerns about who would be able to perfectly nail the role. I looked up and searched through a lot of young actors, and I came across Jang and got a hunch that he would be a perfect fit," Kim recalled.

'조선로코 녹두전', 연출 "장동윤 목젖 CG 필요없어, 이 친구다!" (The Tail of Nokdu)

"In terms of a cross-dressing role, I worried most about how to deal with [Jang's] Adam's apple, but luckily he barely has one," Kim added.

"We also tried various things and devoted a lot of attention to making him look like a woman through makeup and costumes, which complemented his overall look, helping him portray his role well," he said.

"The Tale of Nokdu" revolves around a man who disguises himself as a woman to live in a mysterious women-only village, and a woman who seeks to escape her apprenticeship as a courtesan.

The first episode of the drama is set to be aired later in the day.

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