[INTERVIEW] “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young Talk About Their Roles and Drama


| July 10, 2018

What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim has been dominating the TV viewership ratings since its premiere on June 6, as the drama piques viewers’ interest with its relatable and light-hearted plot. The 16-episode romantic comedy series revolves around Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon), the narcissistic Vice President of a large corporation, and Kim Mi-so (Park Min Young), his highly capable secretary who decided to quit her job after 9 years.

As the drama unfolds with promising character growth while taking viewers on a romantic roller coaster ride, it has also raked in high viewership ratings with every episode, topping the list of the Most Buzzworthy Drama of the week for 5 weeks in a row. Read on to check out our exclusive email interview with the two main leads as they share more about their drama and roles!

Q: Since you have participated in several romantic comedy dramas and films, what attracted you to take up this brand new role in another romantic comedy series, “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”?

Park Seo Joon: I think I was attracted to the character that I am playing, the perfect-human Lee Young Joon, as well as the vice president of Yoomyung Group.

Q: What was the most memorable or unforgettable narcissistic line that your character had to say in the drama?

Park Seo Joon: Not only Lee Young Joon, there are also other actors who always made the set cheerful with their playful characteristics. So it’s hard to pick one scene (laugh). I am pretty sure everyone will understand me for not being able to pick one memorable line when they watch the drama.

Q: How was it like working with Park Seo Joon and Lee Tae Hwan in the drama?

Park Min Young: Park Seo Joon’s ad-lib on set makes the overall vibe very energizing and fun. He is very creative and always make a lot of people feel less tense and enjoy the moment. This vibe is naturally reflected in the drama and to the viewers as well. For Lee Tae Hwan, I feel the refreshing vibe from him. He reminds me of the past when I first started shooting drama.

Q: Describe the drama in one line.

Park Min Young: The drama What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim is like a fantasy filled with sympathy.

Q: What do you think about the character Kim Mi-so?

Park Seo Joon: Kim Mi-so has been working as a secretary of ‘the perfect man’ Lee Young Joon for 9 years. I think the character has enough abilities to be called as ‘the legend of secretary’.

Q: Tell us how do you feel about Lee Young Joon?

Park Min Young: Young Joon is a very unique character that cannot be seen in other dramas. The lines are very witty which make the drama very fun and engaging.

Q: Please send a message to your drama viewers from Singapore.

Park Seo Joon: Viewers from Singapore! What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim is a fun and unique drama that draws out the fun storyline with various characters. I guarantee that it will be a great drama! Also, stay tuned for my future portfolios as well! Thank you!

Park Min Young: Hi everyone, this is Park Min Young. Once again, I would like to send a high appreciation to you all for the great support for our drama and also the character of Mi-so. I will try my best to show the best out of me and Mi-so, so stay tuned and catch our drama! Thank you!

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is a 24-express drama that airs on tvN Asia every Thurs and Friday at 9:45pm (GMT+8). tvN Asia is available on Singtel TV 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD) & StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD).

(Photos: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim / tvN Asia)


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