Kim Tae Ri and Nam Joo Hyuk confessed that they had met before filming the drama.
On February 9th, a production presentation for tvN’s new Saturday-Sunday drama “Twenty-Five Twenty-One” was held online. Director Jung Ji Hyun, actors Kim Tae Ri, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Ji Yeon (Bona), Choi Hyun Wook and Lee Joo Myung attended the meeting.
“Twenty-Five Twenty-One” is a drama about the romantic story of two people who first met when they were 22 and 18, then again four years later at 25 and 21. The story follows the pure and fierce growth of immature youth and the excitement and difficulties between friendship and love.
Kim Tae Ri plays Na Hee Do, a professional fencer for the National Fencing team after many twists and turns. Her high school team had to disband due to the IMF financial crisis that struck South Korea in the late 1990s. She is a bold person who doesn’t know how to give up.
Nam Joo Hyuk plays Baek Yi Jin, the eldest son of a family that was destroyed by the IMF. After he lost all of his money, he became a reporter. In order to maintain his livelihood, he also works part-time at a book rental shop and as a newspaper delivery person.
On this day, Nam Joo Hyuk said about his first meeting with Kim Ta Ri, “I thought we were meeting for the first time because we were doing a drama together. But to realize we’ve already met before. We had been filming a commercials together a few years ago. I really thought it was my first time seeing her, too. Thanks to that, I was able to get close to her quickly although I was really surprised“.
In response, Kim Tae Ri said, “I only remember one advertisement, but found out we have two advertisements taken together. I don’t know how neither of us wasn’t able to remember“, she burst into laughter.
Nam Joo Hyuk said, “I said “Nice to meet you” to her, but after that I suddenly remembered (in my memory). I thought I made a mistake“, he said.
“Twenty-Five Twenty-One” will premiere at 9:10 p.m. on Saturday, on February 12th.