Scarlet Heart Ryeo actor Lee Joon Gi shared the differences between performing in modern and historical dramas during a Naver V Live broadcast on the 26th of July.
“Because historical dramas have certain lines set in stone, you can’t just add adlibs freely. On the other hand, since modern dramas take place in the era that I am living in right now, I can be much more natural,” the popular actor explained.
Lee Joon Gi then added with a smile, “More than anything, I like how the travel time [between sets]is short and how I can work in air conditioning.” He also touched on his views about the premiere of his most recent drama, Criminal Minds, stating, “The first broadcast of a drama is always quite burdensome. It’s part excitement and part burden, but I usually feel more of the burdensome aspect.”
tvN’s Criminal Minds is a remake of the American drama of the same title, and remaking the popular, 13-season-long American drama remains a challenge.
Lee Joon Gi stated about the endeavor, “There naturally is a burden because of the original show. However, instead of trying to make it exactly like the original, we did our best to incorporate more Korean sentiment. We’re trying to fill the emotional gap between the American and Korean shows with Korean-appropriate dialog and performances by Korean actors. So, please feel comfortable while you watch our version.”
Criminal Minds portrays the process and struggle of catching serial killers through profiling, in which investigators penetrate into the psychology of the criminals. Its first aired on July 26.