Badminton participant turns into ‘extracurricular’ star in new collection ‘Love All Play’

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Badminton participant turns into ‘extracurricular’ star in new collection ‘Love All Play’

From left, director Cho Wong and actors Park Joo-hyun and Chae Jong-hyeop pose during a press conference for KBS's new series,
From left, director Cho Wong and actors Park Joo-hyun and Chae Jong-hyeop pose throughout a press convention for KBS’s new collection, “Love All Play,” in Seoul, Seoul, Wednesday. Courtesy of KBS

by Lee Gu-Lee

Actress Park Joo-hyun, recognized to overseas audiences by means of Netflix’s crime collection, “Extracurricular”, performs Park Tae-yang, a badminton participant, in KBS’s new sports activities collection, “Love All Play”, which premiered. on Wednesday.

Throughout a web-based press convention for the collection that day, the actress stated, “Sports activities is every thing to Park Tae-yang. She lives for badminton as her world revolves round it.”

Led by director Cho Wong, whose earlier work contains the 2017 household drama, “My Father Is Unusual,” and the 2019 authorized collection, “Justice,” the collection follows the romance and lifetime of two badminton gamers — Park Tae. -yang (Park) and Park Tae-joon (Chae Jong-hyop) who’re full opposites.

Tae-Yang is a passionate athlete who was once some of the wanted badminton gamers. After taking a break from the game for 3 years, she joins a company-sponsored badminton crew, the place she meets Tae-joon, who sees nothing greater than the best way the sport ends.

The collection is written by Heo Sung-hee, who is thought for writing the hit comedy movie, “Trustworthy Candidate,” (2020) and the fantasy romance collection, “Tomorrow with You” (2017).

“It is a sports activities romance collection. But it surely has totally different tales for every of the characters,” the director stated whereas describing the collection. “It additionally options author Heo’s distinctive type of comedy, so viewers will be capable to comply with the story in a light-hearted method.”

The director defined that the collection will present the lives of athletes who wrestle and face difficulties all through their careers.

“Athletes, in contrast to individuals in different professions, undergo ups and downs with their careers and take into account retiring at a comparatively younger age. The collection follows the story of characters who’re of their 20s to 30s However his wrestle may resonate with these of their late 30s to 40s,” Cho stated. “From above, it appears like they’re having fun with their brightest time – their 20s – however beneath, I needed to inform the story of their wrestle and struggling.”

Park stated the 2 lead actors put in additional efforts to play skilled badminton gamers. “Chae Jong-hyop and I like sports activities and (badminton) will not be an unfamiliar sport, so I wasn’t actually anxious,” she stated.

“However after doing the primary observe, I began to fret so much. Since then, I’ve put every thing to observe my expertise. And in the midst of manufacturing, I got here to take an curiosity within the sport and performed in opposition to skilled gamers. ( All through the manufacturing) it was like 80 % observe and 20 % performing.”

“Love All Play” airs each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:50 pm on KBS

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