Kim Dong Wook has revealed why he was drawn to his upcoming tvN drama “Delightfully Deceitful”!
“Delightfully Deceitful” is a thrilling new revenge drama about a genius con artist who lacks empathy (played by Chun Woo Hee) and an attorney who is excessively empathetic by nature (Kim Dong Wook). In order to battle evil, these two polar opposites team up to form an unlikely alliance.
Kim Dong Wook will be starring in the drama as Han Moo Young, a seemingly cool-headed lawyer who is actually receiving psychiatric treatment for hyper-empathy syndrome.
Describing the appeal of his unique character, the actor noted, “Usually, for most characters who are lawyers, the focus is on showing how cool they are in terms of their professional skills. But for lawyer Han Moo Young, the focus of his story is on how he winds up fighting for justice together with people that he should never associate with outside of the courtroom—and how he relates to those people on a human level and builds friendships with them.”
“Rather than depicting the pain and struggles of his disorder, his character is at the stage of being in the process of treating his hyper-empathy syndrome,” continued Kim Dong Wook. “He keeps wanting to be of help to someone else.”
The actor also hinted at hidden layers in the character’s story, explaining, “Han Moo Young himself has experienced a very sad and difficult past. Because of that, he has his own pain, but he always wants to be someone who can be of help to other people.”
He added, “Seeing Han Moo Young empathize with other people who don’t share his own struggles, it makes you think that people are originally born good.”
Kim Dong Wook also spoke enthusiastically about his experience working with Chun Woo Hee, mentioning that he hopes to work with her again in the future.
“Nothing needs to be said about her acting skills, which will make everyone acknowledge her as a talented actress, and her personality and smile make everyone around her happy,” raved the actor. “Regardless of what project it is, she’s an actress with whom I really want to work again no matter what.”
“Delightfully Deceitful” will premiere on May 29 at 8:50 p.m. KST. Check out a teaser for the drama here!
In the meantime, watch Kim Dong Wook in his currently airing drama “My Perfect Stranger” with subtitles below:
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