This is the first time Kim Rae Won visiting to Malaysia for his meet & greet section with the fans. The organizer, ONE HD had made an official announcement at their facebook page regarding to this event “A Date With Kim Rae Won”which held at Pavilion, KL @ 7.15PM on 10th October 2016. Kim Rae Won aka Doctor. Hong Ji Hong from hit Korean Drama – “Doctors” received positive feedback from the viewers and attracted many new fans to support him lately.
Before the meet & greet section with the fans, we got to spend a little time with him at a press conference with other media as well. We did a live session during the press conference which can be viewed through our facebook page.
Kim Rae Won appeared with a simple blue shirt matched with a black pant. He was looking smart and charming. During the press conference, there was a short Q&A segment and Kim Rae Won humbly answered all the queries with smile and laugh throughout the section. He was quite shy but yet indeed cute and he smiled was enough to kill everyone.
Kim Rae Won would like to express his appreciation toward the audience as he was shock because he received a lot of support for this character and did not expect such a big success in this role.
Kim Rae Won revealed that he was cast in ‘Doctors”at the last minute while he was still taking part on a movie. With this, he was not able to do some research himself about the medical terms and neurosurgeon compared to other cast members. He just followed his gut and do it by himself for most of the scenes and it was a good satisfaction.
Everyone loves this character of Doctor Hong so how is the real Kim Rae Won is different from Dr. Hong Ji Hong in ‘Doctors’. I’m not sure where to start but i believe that the character of Hong Ji Hong is more colorful than I am. I’m not sure how to describe first of all. He is a better person that what I am in real life.
He also said the funny part in this drama was when I met the production team for the first time, the character of Hong Ji Hong was very quiet and does not talk much. I have turned the character into more bright and jovial type after much discussion with the production team.
When as about what attracted you to the role of Dr Hong Ji Hong, he replied firstly about the few years that I have worked with, normally the character that I am in was serious and in dark part while Hong Ji Hong from ‘Doctor’are totally different. He was very bright and not so serious. The drama itself is bright as well where I’m attracted to this drama.
Kim Rae Won said that working Park Shin Hye was a great experience. Park Shin Hye personality is amazing and bright. She was so considerate to the actors that we were appeared in. She was also a junior from the same university and took the same major
The most memorable comment that I received was when i heard that I looked like a real and authentic doctor. If i try to move on to the deeper subject about the compliment, I get to hear once the reporters said there was some article related about me and so I searched it up. One of the top comments that I received from a person who said he was so happy to be living in the same generation where he got to see Kim Rae Won’s acting. I was so grateful for the compliment.
I have a a lot new character that I would like to try. Probably don’t know how to say. There was no specific role that comes to my mind but depending the types of script. I will read and pick something that really takes my mind. One thing to talk about is I did not have chance to act in historical drama. He also revealed that there’s two movie that will be released in December but he said that I think you guys probably does not like it so let’s just focus on “Doctor.
Last but not least, he ended up his speech to the audience where he shown his appreciation toward the audience who present at here and hope to go back to Korea with good memories and he will be ready to comeback anytime to Malaysia when he has to be call.
Meanwhile, you can catch more on Kim Rae Won in ‘Doctors’ on ONE HD (Channel 393) starting from 30th October 2016, airing every Sunday at 12.45PM with two episodes back-to-back.