The director and cast of The Kidnapping Day gathered at a press conference in Seoul to to promote the series, as well as give insights into the drama. The K-drama, produced by AStory, is based on the novel of the same name by Jung Hae-Yeon, and stars Yoon Kye-Sang, Park Sung-Hoon, Kim Shin-Rok and child actor Yoo Na.
The black comedy thriller is available on Prime Video in Malaysia and more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The 12-episode thriller black comedy series premieres today on Sept 13, 2023 with new episodes every Wednesday and Thursday.
Director Park Yu-Young introduced the series saying: “You can consider The Kidnapping Day as an assorted genre gift box. A variety of genres including comedy, action, buddy, thriller, and human are all wrapped up enticingly in this drama. I think this series will make viewers laugh and also be touched.”
‘Becoming like family’
In addition to the great story, the director shared about the heartwarming message of the series adding: “They begin to become like a family. I think you can also reconsider what it means to be a family after watching our series.”
The actors talked about how they enjoyed working together with Yoon Kye-Sang commenting: “I was so happy. Working with Yoo Na made me think it would be nice to have a daughter. It was so much fun.”
Yoo Na added: “Working with Yoon Kye-sang was really fun. I really had a good time. At first I thought he was a cool actor but as we filmed, I became a fan of his. I think the reason why the set was fun was because of Yoon Kye-sang.”
When asked about feeling any pressure, Yoo Na said: “I did feel pressure. To say I didn’t feel any pressure would be a lie. It was my first time having so many scenes in one drama. I had a lot of lines to learn, so I focused on trying to act naturally.”
The Kidnapping Day‘s interesting script
All the actors shared how much they loved the script and really wanted to be a part of the series. Park Sung-Hoon said: “I had work in Japan, so I read the script on a plane but I read through it really quickly. It was so interesting that as soon as I landed in Japan, I called and said I would do it.” Kim Shin-Rok talked about how she enjoyed reading the script and was thankful to work on the series.
The Kidnapping Day tells the story of clumsy kidnapper Kim Myeong-Jun, who decides to capture a child genius for ransom. He accidentally hits the girl, Choi Ro-Hee, with his car and decides to take her home. The accident causes Ro-Hee to lose her memory, and she assumes Myeong Jun is her father. Amidst all that, there are some unexpected deaths that arise, and the two must work together to solve them.
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