Following the global debut of Gyeongseong Creature Part 2 on Netflix, lead actor Park Seo-Joon engaged with the press in a roundtable interview to share his thoughts on the series. In this high-budget production, Park Seo-Joon portrayed Jang Tae-Sang, a character battling a monstrous entity in 1945 Gyeongseong. Despite its significant investment of approximately 70 billion KRW (US$53 million), the series faced a mix of reviews, particularly after its initial release.
Addressing Viewer Reactions
Park Seo-Joon acknowledged the difficulty in tracking every viewer’s reaction but admitted to noticing some early negative feedback from media reports. He expressed, “For an actor, the most rewarding aspect is having a wide audience for our work. I realized the high expectations for this project. The mixed reactions, especially concerning the two-part release, were out of my control.”
Understanding the Two-Part Release Strategy
He further elaborated, “We were informed about the two-part release strategy early on. During our initial review of the edited series, the cast and crew felt that the first seven episodes served as the first chapter, with the subsequent episodes forming the second.
This structure convinced me that the segmented release was appropriate. However, as someone who enjoys binge-watching, I empathize with the criticism regarding the split release. It also reflected the viewers’ eagerness and anticipation.”
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