The story of a celebrity played by a celebrity unfolds by actors Lee Sung-Kyung and Kim Young-dae, expectations are rising whether the real life of the entertainment industry will be revealed and can satisfy viewers’ curiosity.
On the afternoon of the 20th, the production presentation of tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama ‘Shooting Star‘ was held online. The event was attended by actors Lee Sung-Kyung, Kim Young-dae, Yoon Jong-hoon, Kim Yun-hye, Park So-jin, Lee Jung-shin, and Lee Soo-Hyun PD.
‘Shooting Star’ means ‘People by stars who clean up the mess of stars’, and is a romantic comedy-drama depicting the real scene of people who make them shine behind the stars. Managers, public relations teams, reporters, etc. who are at the forefront of the entertainment industry, the fierce earning life and heart-fluttering romance will be portrayed in a witty way. Producer Lee Soo-Hyun, who was in charge of directing that day, talked about what differentiates the entertainment industry from other previous works and ‘Shooting Star’, saying, “It is not about digging up a case or solving a big goal because there is a villain. It contains a sitcom-like element. There are various cameos in each episode, so please look forward to this as well.”
As it is set in the entertainment industry, the synchronicity with the real industry is the greatest strength of ‘Shooting Star’. In the drama, Lee Sung-Kyung plays Oh Han-byeol, the head of Star Force Entertainment’s public relations team. Star Force Entertainment’s signature actor Gong Tae-Seong (Kim Young-dae) and his closest confidant-Ang-sook narrowly cross the border and experience pink excitement.
she said, “When I first saw the script, I felt like I was really in entertainment.” “The writer expressed it in detail and well. It contains the hardships and realistic contents of the entertainment family next to me, so I sympathized a lot.”
she further emphasized the reality of the work, saying, “The synchro rate with the actual entertainment industry seems to be about 95%.” However, as in the story, some question marks are raised about whether the public relations team leader and a celebrity can actually fall in love.
Lee Sung-Kyung said, “If I’m playing the role of Hanbyul, I won’t be able to do it because I’m busy. I wonder if there’s a chance for someone to get excited. It’s possible because the two have known each other from the past.”
Lee Sung-Kyung also asked for anticipation for the small episodes in ‘Shooting Star’. He said, “There are many interesting episodes and the actual events are well described in detail,” he said.
Kim Young-dae takes on the role of Gong Tae-Seong, a star actor who is in charge of the top sales of Star Force Entertainment and a perfect superstar in the play. He has an external image of a good-looking young man, but in reality, he is a person of interest who puts the members of his agency into a state of emergency due to his irritable personality and sudden actions.
Thanks to the popularity of the SBS drama ‘Penthouse’, he took on the first lead role in ‘Shooting Star’, he said, “I felt deeply grateful to the staff around me. If I looked carefully, they were all next to me. Actors Lee Sung-kyung and Yoon Jong-hoon are all top stars. Rather, I learned on the set.”
Filming ‘Shooting Star’ also made me feel grateful. Kim Young-dae said, “I realized the care I received while filming. I am grateful to the many people who worked next to me.
Lee Sung-Kyung also mentioned that she had learned a lot. she said, “I have shared many stories by trusting and protecting each other with the people I work with at the actual company, and the times I felt and empathized with their feelings became my advice.”
she continued, “The public relations team seems to be a difficult job to do when you only think of it as a job.” “It’s a job to take care of people, so if you don’t empathize with your own job, I think, ‘Is it really possible?’ In that sense, I am very grateful and precious. he emphasized.