The musician-actor is at present seen in Prime Video fantasy drama HeartBeat the place he performs a half-human and half-vampire.
South Korean star OK Taec-yeon, standard with Indian Okay-drama followers for reveals akin to Vincenzo, says he enjoys quite a lot of Indian content material and sometimes wonders what it could be like to look in an Indian movie or present.
The musician-actor is at present seen in Prime Video fantasy drama HeartBeat the place he performs a half-human and half-vampire pressured to share a home with a cold-hearted individual.
Responding to the big enthusiasm for Korean reveals in India, Taec-yeon advised PTI in a digital interview from Seoul that he would do his finest to “reciprocate that love”.
He hasn’t been to India and says he would like to as quickly as attainable. “I get pleasure from quite a lot of Indian movies and content material and it’s fairly cherished in Korea too. Typically, whereas watching a few of the Indian content material, I’d suppose to myself, ‘What would it not be if I have been to look in a kind of’?” “Not simply the content material, I do know there’s a lot extra that India has to supply…,” the 34-year-old actor added.
HeartBeat, which premiered on Monday on the streamer, additionally stars Yoon So-Hee of Ghost Physician fame, Gained Ji-An of D.P. and If You Want Upon Me, and debutant Park Kang-Hyun. Taec-yeon mentioned he was interested in the collection as a result of it gave him an opportunity to play a vampire. He was notably cherished in India for his unfavorable flip as a corrupt and violent chaebol (a second-generation conglomerate inheritor) who’s pitted in opposition to Tune Joon-ki’s titular consigliere in “Vincenzo”.
Taec-yeon, who’s acquainted with his roles in Secret Royal Inspector & Pleasure and Convey it on, Ghost, can be well-known because the rapper of the Korean boy band 2 PM. The Korean star, who spent his basis years within the US and is proficient in English, Korean, and Japanese, credited streaming providers for popularising Okay-content all around the world.
“Korean dramas, now we name them Okay-dramas, have been round for a very long time and other people have loved them. However clearly, it’s fairly a latest growth that it’s being cherished so extensively all internationally. I feel it’s all because of the various streaming providers in addition to the efforts they spend in lots of subs and dubs and, after all, because of the worldwide audiences who watch and revel in our content material,” he mentioned. The actor is hoping “HeartBeat” will get pleasure from related recognition. Ji-An, 23, who stars reverse Taec-yeon within the present, mentioned she was drawn to it as a result of the collection appeared light-hearted and had room for some enjoyable.
On the query of Okay-drama’s world recognition, she mentioned, “Since my performing profession hasn’t been that lengthy, I actually haven’t been in a position to really feel it personally. However I really feel very grateful to listen to that. All I can say is that I will likely be accountable and dutiful going ahead.” So-Hee, 30, mentioned she joined “HeartBeat” as a result of she all the time wished to do a fantasy drama. “… I’d have cherished to play a vampire however I play a personality who has extra money and energy than a vampire so I used to be very completely satisfied,” she mentioned. Kang-Hyun, 33, credited Korean content material for its recognition globally. “I feel Korean folks have a very robust love of content material. And it’s additionally due to the authenticity and genuineness that we deliver via dramas… Something that comes from the center is common. Which may be why they’re so cherished,” he mentioned.