This press conference was just like how L had described the drama’s film set: filled with laughter. “Miss Hammurabi” starring Go Ara and Kim Myung Soo (INFINITE’s L) premiered yesterday, and here are the highlights from this JTBC K-drama’s press conference.
1. The ‘Miss Hammurabi’ cast members are basically family
A filming set is an actor’s workplace. Obviously not all sets are family-style, but this one was and it shows. On the “Miss Hammurabi” set, the younger actors treated Sung Dong Il, the adult in the room, with respect. When asked to talk about his colleagues, Sung Dong Il jokingly said, “Myung Soo sang for me and brought me ginseng energy drinks … Ara gave me snacks too, so I stopped eating breakfast at home. The hoobaes were very nice to me.”
2. Playing a judge was a challenge
Ara admits to the challenge. To nail her character Park Cha Oh Reum, she met with the judges her character was modeled after and studied their styles, moves and so on. To get the feel of their characters, both Ara and Myung Soo spent a lot of time in the courthouse.
3. We’ll get to watch Go Ah Ra and Kim Myung Soo grow together
“Im Ba Reun (L) and Park Cha Oh Reum’s (Ara) unfortunate but funny misunderstandings will get you hooked,” L says. But as the story progresses, you’ll fall for how they fall for each other.
4. Actor Sung Dong Il and the director are frenemies
We figured they’re frenemies, because they gave each other so much crap during the conference, saying how “Miss Hammurabi” was each other’s best work to date in a condescending way. When asked why we should watch “Miss Hammurabi,” director Kwang said, “You’ll be surprised. This is Sung Dong Il’s best work so far.” When it was Dong Il’s turn, he took it further by saying, “To be honest, ‘Miss Hammurabi’ is (director Kwan’s) best work … He says we’re expecting slightly higher ratings than ‘Descendants of the Sun.'”
5. Ryoo Duk Hwan and Lee Elijah make the best sidekick romance
According to the actor, Ryoo Duk Hwan finds Elijah’s role “super attractive.” In the drama, Duk Hwan plays judge Jung Bo Wang who can’t help but fall for the office’s sexy, charismatic stenographer Lee Do Yeon (Elijah).