“Ryu Jun-yeol didn’t commit a crime.”
“Ryu Jun-yeol didn’t commit a crime.”
Director Jae-rim Han shared his thoughts on Ryu Jun-yeol's private life issues.

On the 22nd, director Jae-rim Han met with Ten Asia at a cafe in Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul and told various stories about the Netflix series 'The 8 Show'.

'The Eight Show' is a work that depicts the story of eight people who are trapped in a secret space divided into eight floors and participate in a sweet but dangerous show where they 'earn money as time accumulates'. It is an adaptation of the webtoons ‘Money Game’ and ‘Pygame’ by author Bae Jin-soo, which recorded 300 million cumulative global views.

He also talked about working with Ryu Jun-yeol. Director Han Jae-rim said, "I really liked it. I saw him once during 'The King', but we didn't become friends at that time. We didn't say much. When I suggested this work, he said he would do it without seeing anything. I was grateful." He added, "I was really surprised when I got to do the work. It suited the character well. The third floor is a very important character, and it is a difficult role that has to be carried out even when it is OK, so I worked hard.”

Ryu Jun-yeol and Han So-hee recently went public with their relationship and in the process of breaking up, rumors of a 'transit relationship' arose. In addition, while working as a public relations ambassador for Greenpeace, he showed his pride as a golf enthusiast by serving as a caddy, which drew criticism as 'greenwashing' (an act of promoting an eco-friendly image through advertisements while producing products that actually have a negative impact on the environment).

When asked if he was upset that the main character of the work became controversial due to his private life, director Han Jae-rim said, "As an actor, I was very faithful to this work. I didn't feel particularly upset with the actor because I said I would do all the publicity." “I’m not interested in it. I would have done it if I had committed a crime, but isn’t it a matter of privacy?”

Taeyuna, Ten Asia Reporter youyou@tenasia.co.kr translated by google