Reminisce your first love and feel all the feels as you watch the first ever Netflix Original K-drama rom-com, My First First Love which tells the story of five college students – Yoon Tae-oh, Han Song-yi, Seo Do-hyun, Oh Ga-rin and Choi Hoon – who come from different backgrounds, trying to get on with their lives while they experience their first loves.
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At a roundtable interview at a press junket in Seoul, K-drama stars Jisoo, Jinyoung, Choi Ri and Kang Tae-oh share about Netflix’s first K-drama rom-com entitled My First First Love. Read the full interview:
How is the other same or different from their characters?
Jisoo: In the show, Jin-young’s character can be viewed as someone who is slightly introverted among friends but if you look at him, he actually is a very active person and has leadership, so that would be the difference.
Jin-young: The character Jisoo plays in the show is quite energetic and he is actually an energetic person too, who has some sensitivity in him.
Choi Ri: I think Tae-oh is a little more mature than Hoon and it’s quite similar that he is quite cautious with words and he can be serious too. He is actually a lot more humorous too, he’s a fun-loving guy and brightens the room when everyone is around.
Kang Tae-oh: I would say Choi-Ri is 100% the same as Ga-rin. She could be whimsical at times and could be somewhere else at times, too. Both are full of positive energy and passion so that would be a big thing about both the character and the actress.
How is it like working with each other?
Jisoo: Fantastic! Spectacular!
Jin-young: It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it.
If you could play another character from the show, who would it be?
Jisoo: Do-hyun or Hoon!
How different is My First First Love from other K-dramas?
Jisoo: We’re in it. *laughs* This series doesn’t really have any big or exciting events happening but it is something more organic with a lot of freshness and innocence around it.
Jin-young: I think the charm of this series is that it portrays things as it is and doesn’t really exaggerate or downplay anything. It just portrays things as they are.
Kang Tae-oh: I will say the picture the cinematography is quite beautiful. So the colors and the angle and the background is very lively.
Did you get to keep anything from the show?
Jisoo: We used to have this ID card for the set and I wanted to keep it so I asked somebody to hold it for me but I forgot who I gave it to.
Jin-young: I didn’t really keep anything from the set!
Why do you think K-drama is loved not only in Asia but worldwide?
Jin-young: I don’t think K-drama is the only kind of drama that is being loved since there are so many good shows around the world. But I think we have just encountered a particular timing where K-dramas are being highlighted a lot.
Choi-Ri: I would say the excellence in the cinematography and the way they shoot sceneries is quite excellent. Also, Koreans are very much interested in digital and are constantly upgrading the use of technology and you can see that in series and movies.
Kang Tae-oh: Of course other countries have wonderful dramas as well but if you watch K-dramas, it is very relatable so relatability would be the keyword for that. I think that resonates well with the global audience and I think that is why K-drama is loved so much.
Are you K-drama fans in real life? What are your personal favorites?
Jisoo: I really enjoyed watching “The Light In Your Eyes” recently.
Jin-young: "Kingdom!" I can’t wait to watch the second season of it.
Choi-Ri: Recently, "Mr. Sunshine," "The Light In Your Eyes" and "Kingdom." And I also enjoyed Netflix’s movie, "To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before."
Kang Tae-oh: I am actually watching “The Light In Your Eyes” these days too. I do love K-drama but I also watch international dramas a lot so recently I watched “Lost,” “Stranger Things,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Haunting Of Hill House.”
My First First Love will be released globally on April 18, 2019. Stream it on Netflix here.