MBC Friday-Saturday drama ‘Knight Flower’ production presentation
'Knight Flower' actress Lee Ha-nui "I started wearing wires 6 months after giving birth"
'Knight Flower' actress Lee Ha-nui "I started wearing wires 6 months after giving birth"
Actress Lee Ha-nui of MBC's Friday-Saturday drama 'Knight Flower' revealed the reason why she chose it as her next project after giving birth.

On the 12th, a production presentation for the Friday-Saturday drama 'Knight Flower' was held at MBC Golden Mouse Hall in Sangam, Mapo-gu, Seoul. Director Jang Tae-yu, actors Lee Ha-nui, Lee Jong-won, Kim Sang-joong, Lee Ki-woo, and Park Se-hyeon attended the event.

'Knight Flower' is a thrilling comical action historical drama about 'Yeohwa', a 15-year married widow who climbs a wall at night, and 'Suho', a blind man who is coveted by everyone in the four major gates. Actress Lee Ha-nui takes on the role of Jo Yeo-hwa, a widow who has been married for 15 years and moves between the main character and the secondary character day and night.

Lee Ha-nui, who returned to drama after 3 years, asked about the reason why she chose the script for 'Knight Flower', "Has it been 3 years? I didn't think about it for long. It wasn't long after I gave birth. The script was so fun. This is something I really enjoyed. I want to do it. It's been a while since I felt so excited. It was even better that director Jang Tae-yu was with me. It's MBC, but he's the master of SBS's historical dramas. Aren't he good at all genres, including 'My Love with Deep Roots' and 'My Love from the Star'? “I wanted to learn something,” he said.

He also met theater audiences as Min Gae-in in the movie 'Alien + Humans' Part 2 (Director Choi Dong-hoon), and on TV as 'Flowers that Bloom at Night'. When asked if she had a target viewership rating, Lee Ha-nui said, "I think I'm very grateful for the second part of 'Alien + Humans.' It's more interesting, so I thought it would be good if more people came to the theater. There are many times when I worry about 'Where are Korean movies going?' I feel good because it seems like Part 2 of 'Aliens + Humans' opened the fire, and 'Knight Flower' will also open the first fire on MBC. I really don't know the viewer ratings. I'm nervous. I worked hard to film it and it came out well, but I hope the viewers will enjoy it. “It is,” he said.

Regarding her romantic relationship with Lee Jong-won, who is 9 years older than her, Lee Ha-nui said, "It was a new and refreshing stimulation. I felt like I had matured more recently than male actors such as Jin Seon-gyu, Seol Kyeong-gyu, and Kim Nam-gil. Actor Lee Jong-won has melodramatic eyes. His eyes are really great. "It's clear. Watching it on set, the staff asked, 'What are your eyes?' I think I was born with melodramatic eyes. It's a good memory in another way," he explained.

Regarding 'Knight Flower', the first work she chose after giving birth, Lee Ha-nui said, "I started wearing wires six months after giving birth. At the time, I didn't think it was too much. It felt like I had completely changed my hair to that extent. It was summer, and my hair I was soaked from head to toe. I was grateful that I had a workplace I could return to. Wouldn't it be selfish to pursue my dreams again after becoming a mother? I had a lot of concerns about whether I would protect my dreams like a furnace, and the answer to that was “It was a job that gave me a sense of accomplishment. Through ‘Flowers that Bloom at Night,’ I learned about my desire as an actor,” he said.

MBC's Friday-Saturday drama 'Knight Flower' will premiere on January 12th (today) at 9:50 PM.

Reporter Ha-neul Lee, Ten Asia greenworld@tenasia.co.kr translated by google