In a recent interview and pictorial for 1st Look magazine, the men of tvN’s new drama “Alchemy of Souls” dished on their chemistry and friendship!
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Penned by the famous screenwriting duo known as the Hong Sisters, “Alchemy of Souls” is a new fantasy romance drama set in the fictional nation of Daeho, a country that does not exist in history or on maps. The drama tells the story of characters whose fates become twisted due to magic that swaps people’s souls.
Lee Jae Wook stars as the sophisticated yet troublemaking young master Jang Wook, who has the entire nation of Daeho whispering about the shocking secret behind his scandalous birth. Minhyun stars as Seo Youl, the genius scion of the noble Seo family, while Yoo In Soo plays the popular and outgoing Park Dang Gu, who is the heir to the wealthy Park family and their business empire. Finally, Shin Seung Ho plays Go Won, Daeho’s petty and ill-tempered crown prince.
Explaining that they have all become good friends in real life, the four stars remarked, “I think we were able to get close because we’re all around the same age. Since we were able to find things we had in common, it was easy for us to talk to and understand each other. Now, we know each other so well we can finish each other’s sentences.”
The actors also expressed confidence in how their real-life friendship and chemistry add to the strength of their drama.
“Setting aside the individual roles each of us play, we believe the chemistry between the actors shines through in the drama,” they said. “Even when we feel tired on the filming set, if we joke around and have fun chatting with each other, we gain strength again when it’s time to stand in front of the camera; and it seems like [that chemistry] becomes a driving force that makes it possible for us to immerse ourselves in our acting.”
Minhyun went on to share that he had already admired his co-stars before working together with them for “Alchemy of Souls.”
“All three of the other guys are actors that had previously made me think, ‘Wow, that actor is really cool,'” said Minhyun. “While working together on this drama, I learned so many things from watching them—acting, obviously, but lots of other things as well. Since it was comfortable and fun whenever we met on set, the atmosphere during filming became better and better.”
Minhyun also revealed that the four of them hang out together outside of the filming set, explaining, “We often go out to eat delicious food together and things like that.”
Lee Jang Wook, Minhyun, Yoo In Soo, and Shin Seung Ho’s full pictorial and interview can be found in the latest issue of 1st Look magazine.