If you love screenwriter Kim Eun Hee and/or Kim Eun Sook, the two sat down for a joint question-and-answer session this week in Seoul to share thoughts on their streak of successful K-dramas through the years. First they were asked about upcoming dramas – Kim Eun Hee has Kingdom, the Joseon era zombie drama, and she promises it will be the most death in any of her dramas, and people will die and then be killed again and she’s having a troubling time writing the death methods; Kim Eun Sook’s Mr. Sunshine is set in the early 1900’s and will need huge location sets built for the shooting and will have lots of outdoor fighting scenes and will require a significant financial output for the costumes and sets. Read on for more on dits especially Kim Eun Sook’s take on her recent wildly popular drama leads Gong Yoo, Song Joong Ki, and Song Hye Kyo.
Kim Eun Sook shared that Gong Yoo was the actor who rejected her drama offers the most times but she remained persistent and finally got him for Goblin and the resulting performance exceeded even her own expectations and she is so proud to have worked with him. When asked if she was a big reason why the Song-Song couple got together thanks to her cheesy Descendants of the Sun dialogue and sprawling romance, Kim Eun Sook laughed and said to ask Song Hye Kyo that question, but shared that Song Hye Kyo once said that Yoo Shi Jin helped transform Song Joong Ki in real life, in that he was very manly but after playing the role he added a layer of sweetness. And finally, Kim Eun Sook shared that her most coveted casting dream remains elusive K-actor Won Bin.