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tvN drama <#TwentyFiveTwentyOne> EP.1 preview, broadcast on February 12.



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‘Twenty Five Twenty One’ aims to warm up cold winter nights with romance

By Lee Si-jin (sj_lee@heraldcorp.com) | Feb 10, 2022


Actors Kim Tae-ri (left) and Nam Joo-hyuk pose for a photo before the online press conference Wednesday. (tvN)

Actor Kim Tae-ri returns to the small screen with tvN’s new romance series “Twenty Five Twenty One” following her performance in 2018 period drama “Mr. Sunshine.”

“Many mystery, horror, sci-fi and thriller series seem to have become the cultural mainstream, but I felt really happy when I read the script of ‘Twenty Five Twenty One.’ I was drawn to the bright, energetic nature of my character Na Hee-do as well,” Kim said during an online press conference Wednesday.

The heartwarming storyline and character aside, Kim felt that an opportunity to work with director Jung Ji-hyun -- the two worked together in “Mr. Sunshine” -- was another reason to join the project.

“Twenty Five Twenty One,” helmed by Jung who is responsible for several hit romance series in the last three years -- “Search WWW,” “The King: Eternal Monarch” and “You Are My Spring” -- revolves around teenagers pursuing their dreams and ambitions during the economic crisis of 1998.

Kim stars as teen fencer Hee-do, while co-star Nam Joo-hyuk plays a hardworking young man Back Yi-jin, who wishes to rebuild his life and family broken up by the country’s economic crisis. 


Kim Tae-ri plays a teen fencer Na Hee-do in “Twenty Five Twenty One” (tvN)

“The story presented on the small screen may be a drama, but I think various events in our series seem to meet with our everyday life in the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing the viewers to easily empathize with the experience that the lead characters are going through,” Jung said.

“With the setting in 1998, some viewers might become nostalgic with the fashions and buildings featured in ‘Twenty Five Twenty One,’ while the young people can find the charm of the late 1990s Korea,” the director added.

Nam and Kim felt that understanding the historical and personal backgrounds to be essential to thoroughly carrying out their given roles.

The 27-year-old Nam looked up many references and videos, which greatly helped him to perform Yi-jin and recreate the feeling of the time.


Nam Joo-hyuk acts as a job-seeking young man Back Yi-jin in “Twenty Five Twenty One” (tvN)

Kim shared her experience fencing for the first time.

“I learned fencing for 5-6 months prior to shooting the series, because Hee-do is a national athlete-level fencer. I even wrote a journal to record my experience and this was used later as a prop in the series. The growth of the teenagers and their passion to chase a bright future is another aspect to watch,” Kim said, suggesting her upcoming series features more than romance.

The 16-part series is scheduled to kick off Saturday at 9:10 p.m. on tvN, after the current Saturday-Sunday drama “Bulgasal: Immortal Souls” comes to an end.

“Twenty Five Twenty One” will also be available on local streaming platform Tving and global streaming service Netflix.




Kim Tae-ri set to return to small screen with 'Twenty Five Twenty One'

By Kim Boram (brk@yna.co.kr) | February 09, 2022




This photo provided by tvN shows a scene from "Twenty Five Twenty One." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korean star actress Kim Tae-ri will return to the small screen after more than three years off as a teenage fencer in the new coming-of-age romance drama "Twenty Five Twenty One."

Rising to stardom for her role in Park Chan-wook's period thriller "The Handmaiden" (2016), she chose the tvN's weekend primetime series for her first TV project since the historical romance "Mr. Sunshine" (2018).

"I know there are many popular genre movies and TV series now, but 'Twenty Five' is different," Kim said Wednesday in a press conference streamed online. "It's a story that makes people feel happy and gives them a fluttering feeling."




A poster of "Twenty Five Twenty One" by tvN (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


"Twenty Five" depicts love and the lives of five young people in the late 1990s, when South Korea suffered the Asian financial crisis and experienced a seismic change in economy, society and culture.

Kim plays Hee-do, a member of a high school fencing team that is about to be disbanded due to financial issues. She overcomes all the difficulties and achieves her dream as a fencer with her teammate Go Yoo-rim (Bona) and boyfriend Yi-jin (Nam Joo-hyuk).

"Hee-do is very bright and energetic. She's different from my previous characters," she said. "She's very confident and determined to do what she likes and what she can do. She's really like myself."

For the character, the 31-year old actress said she had learned fencing for about six months before the series' production started last summer. But she complained that the sport was too difficult for her to win even a practice game with her colleague, Bona.

"It is very exciting, but it frustrates me at the same time," she said, laughing. "I had some practice games with Bona during the lesson. But I lost to her all the time. I couldn't stand it and worked harder and harder. When I won finally, I cried."

Director Jung Ji-hyun said the lifelike stories of each character in the time of social upheavals of South Korean modern history will resonate with people who are currently going through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

"I think we all lived in turbulent times in the late 1990s. I was a high school student, as are the characters in 'Twenty Five,'" said the director, who helmed romances "Search: WWW" (2019) and "The King: Eternal Monarch" (2020). "Many young students living in the pandemic will sympathize with the turbulent romantic relationships and lives of people of their age about 20 years ago."


"Twenty Five Twenty One" will air every Saturday and Sunday night on tvN starting this weekend and will also be available to stream globally on Netflix. (END)



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