Jang Ki Yong Amazed by Claudia Kim’s Dedication in The Atypical Family

Jang Ki Yong praises Claudia Kim's dedication in The Atypical Family. Their sibling bond and her professionalism inspire him. Have you seen this unique drama yet?
Jang Ki Yong Amazed By Claudia Kim’S Dedication In The Atypical Family

The Atypical Family (2024) recently wrapped up its season on Sunday, June 9th, 2024. This unique drama follows a family with superpowers who lose their abilities due to unhealthy lifestyles. With an impressive cast including Jang Ki Yong, Chun Woo Hee, Park So Yi, and Claudia Kim, the show captivated audiences over its 12-episode run.

After the finale, Jang Ki Yong shared his experiences and admiration for his co-star Claudia Kim in an interview with a Korean media outlet at a cafe in Seoul’s Mapo-gu district. His praises for Kim’s performance and work ethic shed light on the behind-the-scenes dynamics of the show.

Jang Ki Yong Amazed By Claudia Kim'S Dedication In The Atypical Family

Portrait Of Jang Ki Yong (Instagram.com/Juanxkui)


Jang Ki Yong’s Comfortable On-Screen Sibling Bond

Jang Ki Yong expressed his comfort in playing the younger brother to Claudia Kim’s character, Bok Dong Hee, in The Atypical Family. According to an interview reported by Isplus.com on June 13th, Jang Ki Yong was deeply impressed by Claudia Kim’s total dedication to her role. He humbly admitted that despite being a main actor, it was Kim’s portrayal that left a lasting impression on him.

He also highlighted their harmonious relationship on set, mentioning their similar traits which made the filming process enjoyable. Jang Ki Yong fondly recalled, “Nuna (older sister) has a very good personality. People call me ‘Kiyong!’ and she did too. Nuna and I share many similar traits, so we enjoyed the filming process as brother and sister.”

Still Cuts Drama The Atypical Family

Still Cuts Drama The Atypical Family (Instagram.com/Jtbcdrama)

Claudia Kim’s Professionalism Inspires Jang Ki Yong

Jang Ki Yong went on to describe the challenging summer shooting conditions, emphasizing Claudia Kim’s professionalism. He recounted the meticulous effort required for Kim to transform into her character, Bok Dong Hee. Despite the intense heat of July and August, Kim’s dedication never wavered.

“When I first saw Bong Dong Hee’s character on set, nuna arrived earlier than expected. It took a long time for her to transform into Bok Dong Hee. Even though the shooting was done in July or August when the weather was very hot, I felt nuna was very professional,” Jang Ki Yong explained. He added, “Nuna didn’t seem too affected by the heat. If I had to wear a costume like that, I would want to emulate nuna’s approach. She is truly an inspiration to juniors like me.”

Still Cuts Drama The Atypical Family

Still Cuts Drama The Atypical Family (Instagram.com/Jtbcdrama) 

The Roles and Chemistry of Jang Ki Yong and Claudia Kim

In The Atypical Family, Jang Ki Yong played Bok Gwi Ju, while Claudia Kim portrayed Bok Dong Hee. They were part of the mysterious Bok family with hidden superpowers. Bok Gwi Ju had the ability to travel back in time, while Bok Dong Hee could fly. However, Bok Dong Hee lost her ability due to obesity, requiring Claudia Kim to undergo a 7-8 hour makeup process and wear costumes weighing over 100 kg.

The on-screen chemistry between Jang Ki Yong and Claudia Kim as siblings was remarkable. They portrayed a realistic sibling relationship, filled with conflicts yet underlined by deep care for each other. This dynamic made their characters’ bond truly believable and engaging for the audience.

So, have you watched The Atypical Family? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out to witness the exceptional performances and the compelling story.

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