Im Yoon-ah appears a pure for the position of Sa-rang, the hardworking however ever optimistic resort worker within the SLL Korean drama King The Land. The actress, identified merely as Yoona, can also be a member of the bubbly k-pop group Ladies Era. Whereas she’s typically identified for her brilliant and cheerful roles, her final drama position—because the devoted spouse of a homicide suspect in Large Mouth—was so darkish that enjoying a radiant character like Sa-rang appeared much more engaging.
“Since my final work, Large Mouth, was noir, I knew I needed to do one thing lighter and brighter for the viewers,” stated Yoona. “Specifically, I used to be fascinated by Sa-rang‘s good and accountable sides relating to her work, along with her brilliant, wise and beautiful sides. I believed many individuals would love her if I portrayed Sa-rang properly.”
One talent Sa-rang learns in her profession on the prestigious King Resort is to smile brightly regardless of how annoying the shoppers are. The client is at all times proper. So is the administration. Even when they’re mistaken. Though Sa-rang is mostly a sort and upbeat particular person, there are various events the place she has to smile regardless that she’s not completely satisfied. Just lately her hard-earned accomplishments and new love life are giving her extra causes to smile.
“I feel you might see Sa-rang, who manages a smile with an effort underneath any circumstance, and her pals, who perceive and console one another, transferring ahead,” stated Yoona. “You can see them discovering what ‘smile’ and ‘happiness’ actually imply within the story. I want that form of half provides viewers empathy and comfort.”
One growth making Sa-rang happier is her relationship with Gu-won, the inheritor of the resort chain, performed by actor and 2PM member Lee Jun-ho aka Junho. The 2 singer-actors have identified one another for years and in 2021-2022 co-hosted the Korean music present Gayo Daejejeon. They’ve loads in widespread coming from k-pop backgrounds and having efficiently transitioned to performing.
“I used to be so glad because it was our first time working in the identical drama as an actor,” stated Yoona. “I feel Gu-won is a personality that modifications essentially the most via your complete drama and solely actor Junho can do a variety of performing that expresses one’s variety. As I imagined, he did it professionally, which helped me carry out pleasantly and comfortably. I reckon that what issues in a romcom is the chemistry between the 2 protagonists, so, in that sense, our opinions accorded with one another’s, and he was useful. It was additionally comfy in communication and performing for getting ready scenes with him.”
The actors’ chemistry on this rom-com was so interesting that their love scenes generated courting rumors, which each actors’ businesses flatly denied. They’re simply pals.
In the meantime, the characters they play do fall in love, however face many obstacles. They need to maintain their relationship secret from his chaebol household, who will probably object, and likewise from pals and fellow staff. Gu-won’s sister makes life tough for him on the resort, afraid of dropping energy.
‘King the Land is probably not the form of dynamic drama that unfolds battle and disaster,” stated Yoona. “However because it colorfully depicts cute and charming episodes, I hope viewers take pleasure in these factors. It could be good to search out pleasure and enjoyable within the romance of Gu-won and Sa-rang that deepens with every episode and within the ‘tiki-taka’ or chemistry of the siblings.”
After her debut with Ladies Era, Yoona starred in a number of dramas notably You Are My Future, which earned her the Greatest New Actress awards on the twenty third KBS Drama Awards and the forty fifth Baeksang Arts Awards. She can also be identified for her roles in Love Rain, Prime Minister & I, The K2, The King in Love and Hush. Her movies embrace Confidential Project, Exit and Confidential Project 2. She nonetheless performs with Ladies Era, which launched their seventh album Endlessly 1 in 2022.
“I take any form of expertise as a superb basis for me,” she stated. “I are likely to consider that every thing occurs for a purpose and attempt to make the most effective of a given state of affairs. So, every time I end a piece, one after the other I really feel like I’m constructing my sense of accomplishment. Although course of issues, when the result is simply pretty much as good, I suppose I can take it as an achievement. As well as, I really feel an excellent sense of accomplishment when my followers are delighted with me.”
The SLL drama airs on Netflix