Hong Gil Dong stars Kang Ji Hwan, Sung Yuri, and Jang Geun Suk. The drama will begin airing on January 2, 2008.
Host: Kang Ji Hwan, Sung Yuri and Jang Geun Suk. Just hearing their names makes us curious. A new drama that will be aired on January the 2nd. The veil has been drawn. Let's meet the cast.
Narrator: Everything has been unveiled. First we were able to meet a long haired Jang Geun Suk.
Jang Geun Suk: I think that my hair fits well with the Jo Seon dynasty. This kind of visual fits well with my character.
Narrator: Jang Geun Suk, you look prettier than most women. From Hwang Jin Yi, he became the charismatic Lee Chang Hui.
Jang Geun Suk: Our clothes are very stylish and especially my character, who is supposed to have come back from studying in China.
Narrator: There are a lot of horse riding scenes, so when there is resting time he usually practices his horse riding skills.
Now the photo shoot has begun. It's no longer Jang Geun Suk but his character, Lee Chang Hui, in front of us.
Jang Geun Suk: My shoot is now over. It's Yuri and Ji Hwan's turn. Although they're nothing compared to me, please look forward to it.
Narrator: Another one of the main characters is Sung Yuri. It's been a long time since we last saw her.
Camera man: Hello.
Sung Yuri: Hi.
Camera man: Your outfit seems weird.
Sung Yuri: Yes, this is Yi Nok's clothes.
Narrator: Unlike her image, her character is an easy going gal.
Sung Yuri: My character in this drama is a 180 degree change from all my other roles in other dramas. Others may say that my character is like the town's old guy. This is more comfortable.
Narrator: It is said that Sung Yuri has been practicing action scenes since September and is doing them without any stunt men. She is truly impressive.
Sung Yuri: At first when we were practicing, I thought "I made the wrong choice" because I'm not really the type who exercised so it was hard. But after shooting and monitoring, it was fun.
Narrator: Sung Yuri's tossled hair is a cute image. Yes, very cute. She threw away her image.
Sung Yuri: Umm, a lot of people may think why would a female actress break her image like this, while watching. But I'm still the cute Yi Nok so please love and support us.
Narrator: That's right. Not a lot of female actresses have shown this kind of image. Since she's been minding her walking and talking, I wonder how she'll transform?
Kang Ji Hwan: I like it. Um for six months shooting with Finkl's Sung Yuri, minus the cold weather was great.
Narrator: He looks different from the original Hong Gil Dong.
Kang Ji Hwan: We've tried to change the image of Hong Gil Dong, like the hair and clothes. I hope you will watch our drama. Thank You.
Narrator: The drama will be aired on January 2. We will look forward to it.
*translation credits: rain8210989