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GOT7’s Park Jin-young says ‘worries turned into confidence’ in filming 'He Is Psychometric'

By Yim Hyun-su

  • Published : Mar 5, 2019 - 16:44
  • Updated : Mar 5, 2019 - 16:44

Boy band GOT7’s Park Jin-young, who will star in new romantic thriller “He Is Psychometric,” says his worries turned into confidence over time as he filmed the series.

Speaking to press at a showcase Tuesday, the singer and actor said, “I was worried a lot at first over whether I could take the lead in this 16-episode show as the main character, but speaking to the director helped my worries turn into confidence.”

Park plays main character Lee Ahn, a 21-year-old able to read people’s secrets when he comes into physical contact with them. He decides to use the superpower to fight baddies. Just as he finds his ability overwhelming, he meets a woman who tries her best to hide her secrets from him.

“In the real world, we often have to hide our true feelings and keep them to ourselves, but (the filming of the show) was a time that reminded me of my past,” Park said, adding that he’s “99 percent” like Lee.

On playing a character with a superpower, Park said it was not easy at first, as it was the first time he played a leading role in a series this long, and it had been almost a year since he last acted. But the singer and actor added that he was able to relate to the upbeat character after studying Lee.

According to director Kim Byung-soo, the show has elements of various genres, including romance, comedy and thriller, and viewers should pay attention to the relationship between Lee and another character of the same age, Yoon Jae-in, to fully enjoy the show.

In the trailer that played at the event, Lee struggles to take control of his ability as he seeks to solve problems in his life. At one point he is accused of being a pervert as he tries to touch a woman to use his power. The idea sounded good in his mind -- until his friend pointed out the irony of the situation.

In another scene, he stands against an influx of students coming out of school. His eyes go blank as he touches the students and is overwhelmed by memories flooding in.

The upcoming Monday-Tuesday tvN series premieres at 9:30 p.m. on Monday.

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)