Park Shin-hye and Park Hyung-sik to star in “Doctor Slump”
- By: Nat.O
- 4 weeks ago
Actress Park Shin-hye, who took a three-year break due to marriage and childbirth, takes off the veil on “Doctor Slump”, in which she collaborates with Park Hyung-sik once again.
JTBC’s new Saturday-Sunday drama “Doctor Slump”, which will be aired for the first time at 10:30 pm (KST) on the 27th, depicts the cardiopulmonary resuscitation of Yeo Yeong-woo (Park Hyung-sik) and Nam Ha-neul (Park Shin-hye), who hit a brake after only running on an upward curve in life. It’s a romantic comedy.
Park Shin-hye married actor Choi Tae-joon in January 2022, and gave birth to her son in May of that year.
Now that she has a husband and a mother of a child, Park Shin-hye, who says her mindset when acting has not changed from before, said about the reason she chose “Doctor Slump”.
“I wanted to show the genre I’m best at and what I’m best at, romantic comedy,” she expressed strong confidence.
And Park Hyung-sik was there to support that firmness. Park Shin-hye and Park Hyung-sik reunited 11 years after SBS’ “The Heirs”.
Park Shin-hye said, “I felt like I met Hyung-sik at a class reunion. We filmed very comfortably,” and added, “It was a filming set that I looked forward to rather than feeling nervous about.”
Park Hyeong-sik said, “We met as acquaintances, so the process of becoming close from the first shoot was great.” “It wasn’t necessary. I’m always nervous, nervous, and scared when I go into a project, but I felt like I gained a lot of power,” he said. “There were many situations where I was surprised by my sister’s skills while working with her.”
Viewers’ expectations are also high for the reunion of the two and their confident chemistry with each other. However, it is a bit surprising that the two people, who played a fresh high school friendship in their early 20s in 2013, ended up wearing school uniforms again even in their 30s. Of course, students are not the main role.
In the drama, Park Shin-hye plays Nam Ha-neul, an anesthesiologist suffering from burnout syndrome, and Park Hyung-sik plays Yeo Jeong-woo, a star plastic surgeon who falls into the worst slump of his life. The two people who were competing to be first in the school during their high school years face the worst moment of their lives and have a surprising reunion 14 years later.
“I thought I would appear briefly while wearing the school uniform because I had to explain the story in parts 1 and 2, but as the flashback scenes kept happening, I ended up wearing the school uniform quite a bit throughout the filming and wondered, ‘Will it be okay?” Park Shin-hye said.
She added, “I was worried a lot.” I am half worried and half excited that there will be a visual that will shake off the guilt felt by wearing school uniforms between real high school students and minor characters who have just graduated from high school.”
The previous work “Welcome to Samdal-ri” depicted the healing romance between Ji Chang-wook and Shin Hye-sun, and reached its finale with its highest viewership rating of 12.4% in the final episode. Park Shin-hye’s previous work, JTBC’s “Sisyphus: the Myth”, recorded the highest viewership rating of 6.7%, and Park Hyung-sik’s previous work, tvN’s “Our Blooming Youth”, finished with 4.9%.
Although it lags somewhat in terms of viewer ratings, “Doctor Slump” reflects Park Shin-hye’s confidence that it is “the genre she is best at.” Attention is being drawn to whether “Doctor Slump” can continue the box office success of “Welcome to Samdal-ri”.