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Im Siwan And Shin Se Kyung Play A Classic Hollywood Couple In New “Run On” Teaser

JTBC’s upcoming drama “Run On” has released a new teaser feature of its main cast Im Siwan and Shin Se Kyung!

Run On is a romance about people trying to connect with each other through their own languages after having lived in their individual worlds. It follows the story of former track and field athlete Ki Sun Kyum (Im Siwan), who retires after a life-changing event and becomes a sports agent, and Oh Mi Joo (Shin Se Kyung), a film translator.

JTBC’s upcoming drama “Run On” has released a new teaser!

Im Siwan And Shin Se Kyung
Im Siwan And Shin Se Kyung

The teaser, entirely in black and white, is reminiscent of an old-fashioned film down to the setting and the background music. As the couple stands in front of a piano, Ki Sun Kyum, dressed in a classic suit and tie, dramatically pours a glass of wine for Oh Mi Joo, who exudes grace in her neatly styled lace blouse.

As Ki Sun Kyum passes one glass to Oh Mi Joo and one to the pianist, he says (through a dubbed English voiceover), “A fine day like today calls for a drink.” Then, lifting his glass and looking deep into her eyes, he continues, “Here’s looking at you, kid”, which is a famous line uttered by Humphrey Bogart in the 1942 film “Casablanca.”

The teaser provides a glimpse into Oh Mi Joo’s job as a translator of foreign films since the well-known line from the movie can be translated differently depending on the context of the scene. In this case, the line is translated into Korean as “A toast to your eyes,” which adds more depth to the romantic atmosphere between the couple.

Watch the full teaser below!

Im Siwan recently talked about his upcoming JTBC drama “Run On”, which made K-drama fans and netizens excited! 

Unlike his other recent projects, “Run On” is a classic romantic drama. Im Siwan said, “When I first read the script, I was drawn to the ‘taste’ of the words that felt so real. The dialogue had a natural flow, and the emotions felt true to what people these days are feeling.”

He added that he had tried out some changes for the new role. “I grew out my hair and tried various styles,” he said. “Compared to previous projects, I wore a lot of nice clothes in bright colors and flashy patterns. I think that detail is important. I got lessons in running. I’ve done marathons before, so I thought it would be easy to learn, but the muscles used and the posture was different, so there were some difficulties. I worked with the other actors who also play athletes in the drama, and I worked out so I would have the physique of an athlete.”

About his character, Im Siwan shared, “Ki Sun Kyum seems like he was born with a golden spoon: a father who was a member of the National Assembly, a mother who was a well-loved actress, sisters who ranked No. 1 in the world in golf. But he feels a weight on his shoulders because he doesn’t know what he really wants. Oh Mi Joo [Shin Se Kyung’s character] comes into his life without warning and teaches him something he didn’t know about himself. If Mi Joo didn’t take interest in Sun Kyum’s words and actions, he would never be more than a handsome athlete from a rich family. But Mi Joo understands him and draws out his true self.”

Read more: “Run On” has revealed new character posters

About his co-star, Shin Se Kyung, he said, “She’s an actor that you can never get tired of compliments. The reason that our characters are already such a well-matched couple is because of her respect toward her co-stars and her ability to set them at ease.”

Im Siwan recently talked about his upcoming JTBC drama “Run On”, which premieres on December 16 at 9 p.m. KST.

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