Park Bo Gum grappled with the role of prince Lee Young

Angela Jung, Oct. 5, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Actor Park Bo Gum grappled with the role of prince Lee Young in the early stages of filming “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds,” a producer of the KBS 2TV series said in an interview Wednesday. “Park at first seemed to be in the middle of nowhere,” Kim Sung Yoon, a producer on the show, said.

“Park told me one day he had no idea about creating a voice tone of a royal family member. Moreover, he felt overwhelmed acting before veteran actor Cheon Ho-jin, playing Prime Minister Kim Heon,” Kim added.

Due to Park’s struggle, the duration of script-reading sessions doubled.

It took two months for Park to get “impeccably adjusted to the role,” which made the producer re-take scenes in the first two episodes.

“The Rio Olympics has allowed the staff to re-take some scenes in the first two episodes,” he said. “This enabled Park to act impeccably from the earliest episodes.”

The Web novel-based periodic TV series “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” has topped the ratings among prime-time Monday-Tuesday series of network channels since Aug. 30.

The popularity is thanks partly to Park’s show of dignity as a prince and chemistry with Hong Ra-on, the female lead played by actress Kim Yoo-jung. The series has four episodes remaining.

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