Actor Seo Kang Joon talked about why he wanted to act in KBS’s upcoming drama, “Are You Human, Too?”
The sci-fi romance is about an heir to a conglomerate named Nam Shin (Seo Kang Joon) who falls into a coma after an accident, and how his mother has a robot built to take his place. The drama will explore the love story between AI robot Namshin III and a woman named Kang So Bong (Gong Seung Yeon).
Seo Kang Joon will play both Nam Shin and the robot in the drama. He explained, “Namshin III is a pure robot who loves people and is more like a human than an actual human being. Nam Shin is a third-generation heir that has built a wall between himself and the world ever since he was little.”
He shared his reason for choosing the drama, saying, “Although the theme of robots is difficult and frightening, I wanted to try it out. The most influencing thought I had was ‘When else would I be able to act as a man-made object?’”
Seo Kang Joon also talked about playing two roles in a single drama. He said, “From the beginning, I studied separately, thinking that I would play two characters in two works. Sometimes it was difficult because there were points of compromise or collision between the characters, but I learned a lot from various aspects.”
“Are You Human Too?” will air its first episode on June 4.
You can watch the latest teaser here.