Let’s check character of Hwang In Yeop in new drama with Ji Chang Wook!

Hwang In Yeop has dished on his role as Na Il Deung in “The Sound of Magic,” his chemistry with co-stars Ji Chang Wook and Choi Sung Eun!

“The Sound of Magic” maybe a Netflix fantasy music drama about the story that unfolds when the mysterious magician Rieul (Ji Chang Wook) suddenly appears before a lady named Yoon Ah Yi (Choi Sung Eun), who has lost her dreams, and her classmate named Na Il Deung (Hwang In Yeop), who is being forced to dream. The drama relies on the webtoon “Annarasumanara” by writer Ha Il Kwon which was serialized on Naver Webtoon in 2010 and adapted into a play.

Following the drama’s May 6 premiere, “The Sound of Magic” demonstrated its popularity because it jumped to No. 4 among Netflix’s top TV programs around the world.

Hwang In Yeop stars as Na Il Deung, a genius high school student born into a well-off family who is usually at the highest of his class. Despite his academic achievements, Na Il Deung loses sight of his personal dreams. Throughout the series, Na Il Deung grows and gains perspective as he develops a one-sided crush on Yoon Ah Yi and meets magician Rieul.

Regarding his character, Hwang In Yeop shared, “He thinks that he is going to be successful as long as he studies like his parents have told him to. That’s why he doesn’t know what he likes. Then he meets Rieul and starts brooding about himself. He struggles to precise his emotions ahead of the girl he likes. He’s a reasonable boy who suits his age.”

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Just like in his previous project “True Beauty,” Hwang In Yeop is another time portraying a high school student in “The Sound of Magic.” He commented, “I started doing student roles in my thirties. I wasn’t wondering about age once I visited my audition. The director cast me after only gazing at my potential, so I’m working while doing my best. I feel thankful that I’ve received plenty of love.”

Hwang In Yeop also reflected on the actual fact that several characters he’s played have only experienced one-sided love. He shared, “I start thinking, ‘Why don’t they like me?’ Can’t you wish me?’” When asked whether real-life experience with one-sided crushes helps his acting, Hwang In Yeop replied, “Not in any respect. The characters I’ve played have had more courage than me.”

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Sharing love for his co-stars, Hwang In Yeop shared, “Ji Chang Wook is even cool on set. He’s a senior I need to be like. I used to be nervous but he always brightens up the atmosphere on set. I’m thankful. after I observe him, I feel that I would like to become an honest senior like him. I’m really thankful.”

Regarding Choi Sung Eun, he commented, “We communicate very well. We talked plenty. Since she always conveyed her emotions well, I used to be thankful once we were acting. I used to be thankful for the purpose where I believed that if the chance were to arise, I’d prefer to work together again.”

He continued, “Whenever I had a priority, she would give me advice from the side. Although she’s young, I relied on her plenty because we were both portraying high school students. Na Il Deung was ready to exist because Choi Sung Eun acted so diligently beside him.”

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Later this summer, Hwang In Yeop will hold his first fan meeting tour, which kicks off in Korea and travels through Asia to Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Hwang In Yeop shared, “I’ve always wanted to fulfill my fans someday. I wanted to personally meet them and repay them out of gratitude. They love me most that I cannot afford it. I will be able to work harder.”

Hwang In Yeop’s next drama is the mystery romance drama “Why Her?” which premieres on June 3 at 10 p.m. KST.

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