“We are now here to interview the cast of the KBC Wednesday-Thursday drama My Clinic. I would like to express my gratitude to the media and reporters who came here today. And to everyone watching the this interview on V-Live, hello!”
T/n: If you are a kpop fan, there are this 1-2 hour album presentation live on V-LIVE. That’s the same here.
People who were watching it on internet commented at the MC’s words.
Comments selected by the staff appeared on the screen installed behind the stage.
-I’ve been waiting for this! Cast interview!
-Two months felt like two years.
“Then let’s bring in My Clinic’s Director and actors to the stage! I know all of you are waiting for this moment.
At the MC’s words, the side door of the stage opened and Director Choi Min-sung appeared.
Reporters sitting among the audience pressed the shutter. Every time each actor appeared, a flash went on.
There were countless comments.
The staff’s eyes were busy picking up witty comments while filtering out the abusive language, and malicious comments.
“Then shall we listen to the introduction of the main character first, shall we?”
Lee Ji-seok plays the main character Heo Yoo-seon, he held the microphone and looked at the camera.
“Hello, I’m Lee Ji-seok, I play the role of Heo Yoo-seon, the main character of My Clinic. Heo Yoo-seon is the son of an aristocrat left behind ever since his mother died. He became a Doctor chasing for success, and soon he was hired in the Royal Clinic and became one of the most respected doctors. But….”
-It won’t be that easy!
-If you’re the main character, you need to have a hard time! It’s a must!
Actors who were readinh the comments on the monitor installed in front of the stage burst into laughter.
When Seojun laughed, the comment section exploded
-Seojun! So cute!
-He laughed at my comment!
“Yes. As the viewers said, it won’t be that easy. Please support Heo Yoo-seon, who will overcome the hardships and trials in the future.”
Lee Ji-seok sat down and handed over the microphone to Seojun. Everyone smiled proudly at the appearance of many reporters preparing their camera.
They were proud like the child is their own son.
“Hello, I’m Lee Seojun who plays the role of Prince Seongnyeong.”
-Prince Seongnyeong ㅠㅠ
-Your majesty ㅠㅠ
“Prince Seongnyeong has a bubbly character and grew up being loved by his parents and wonderful brothers. He like to play and study. It’s a character that my whole family loves too. Please show a lot of support and love towards the Drama.”
Seojun sat down and Kim Jong-ho was the next to take the microphones. Pleasant comments were posted as if they had been waiting for this moment.
-He finally become a king!
-Congratulations! My Lord, no. Your majesty!
“Hmm. I’m Kim Jong-Ho, playing king Taejong. Yes. The King may have fewer hairs back then but in the future I will be in the same boat.”
Everyone burst into laughter at the words. Kim Jong-ho continued to talk.
“King Taejong from My clinic will be very different from the characters that I always portrayed before. He is a loving father and he really loves his youngest son a lot. His greatest wish is that his children are healthy and happy. He is a wise and brave king.”
The other actors’ introduction continued, and lastly, Director Choi Min-sung grabbed the microphone.
“Nice to meet you. I’m Choi Min-sung, the Director of the clinic. Unlike other dramas, My clinics looked into the royal family’s daily life from morning to evening, meals, and rest. The life of King Taejong, the life of being a father through the gaze of the doctor Heo Yoo-seon. This is the life of a royal family and the death of one.”
-Death. I remembered an article that I had seen two months ago. Death cannot be avoided even by royalties.
The comments, which seemed to be listening to producer Choi Min-sung, stopped for a while.
“There are no spectacular scenes such as fights or wars, but I hope it will be a drama that stays deep in the hearts of viewers.”
A loud applause from all over the place could be heard at what Director Choi Min-sung said.
[KBC My Clinic, Interview with the cast!]
[First episode on Wednesday at 10 PM]
-There’s only one day left!
-There are now 10 hours left, the wait is not comparable to the two months wait.
-I am now going back home! 3 hours left!
The fans turned on KBC even when there was an hour left, they realized they haven’t watch the 9 o’clock news in a long time.
* * *
Actors and staff gathered at the Samgyupsal restaurant, they booked it before so they could all watch My Clinic together. The promised time was 9 o’clock, but the grill was already full of meat as the actors arrived.
“I’m glad I made the reservation from 8 o’clock. Why did you come so early?”
“I knew the writer would make an early reservation.”
At the camera director’s words, writer So Eun-jin smiled and looked inside the noisy store. Everyone was holding a glass with a happy face.
“It’s my first time watching a drama that I’m not worried about ratings like this.”
“I heard we got a lot of ads proposal coming in.”
“A lot of people came in, so eat as much as you want!”
They only finished filming the first 10 episode so there was more to film. They only have 4 days of vacation left so everyone drank and enjoyed the company dinner.
Director Choi Min-sung couldn’t attend because he was at the broadcasting station supervising if the first episode of My clinic was properly transmitted.
Since writer So told them to eat freely, everyone was really eating freely.
“I heard that they competed a lot for the advertisements spot and bought them at different times. From what I heard, there was huge company that took more than 1 spot. Rerunning an advertisement is no joke.”
“As expected of Lee Seojun! This is his first drama after the year-long break, so we can’t miss it! Come to think of it, is Seojun coming today?”
“Well, he is still in elementary school. Isn’t it time to go to bed?”
“Is that so?”
When the staff looked disappointed, the store opened. Writer So Eun-jin looked back on who came this time.
“Seojun is here too! I thought you wouldn’t be able to come!”
“Hello, writer! I got permission from my parents!”
The staff, who were grilling beef, welcomed Seojun. Seojun also greeted the staff with an excited look. This was his first time participating in a company dinner at such a late hour.
Seo Eun-hye and Lee Min-joon allowed him to come because they couldn’t help it but swayed by their son’s cuteness. Anyway it was just a day.
“Hello! Ji-Seok, Do-hoon and Jong-ho uncle!”
The three people sitting at one table stood up waving and welcomed Seojun.
“Seojun, let’s sit over there.”
The three actors sat at a new table. The front plate and side dishes were already prepared.
‘What is it?’ Seojun blinked and sat next to Lee Ji-seok. Lee Ji-seok put glossy beef on a hot grill with tongs.
What’s the difference between this table and the previous table?
Seojun, who was contemplating, asked Lee Ji-seok.
“Why are we sitting here?”
“Oh, that’s the area for drinkers.”
Hearing Park Do-hoon’s words, the middle was divided in half, and the table over there was full of alcohol bottles.
The table where the three actors were sitting initially also had soju bottles and beer bottles on top.
“Does who have work tomorrow or don’t want alcohol, they can eat it here.”
Seojun was a child, so he should be sitting on this side.
“I heard that uncle Jong Ho likes drinking a lot. Is it okay?”
“I see. But you don’t have to drink with your brothers and uncles, do you?”
“We came early and already drank. When Seojun goes home, we can drink again from then on.”
“Ugh. Are you drinking more?”
“Seojun, let’s eat meat.” Kim Jong-ho seemed to have avoided the question.
Lee Ji-seok handed over the tongs to Kim Jong-ho.
Kim Jong-ho turned the meat upside down, regardless of Park Do-hoon, who looked at him with a hateful look. The cooked beef looked very delicious.
“Do you have to make me do it?”
“You said you’d grill it until your stomach bursts.”
Even if he said so, Kim Jong-ho grilled meat for Seojun with all his heart and soul. But Seojun already ate earlier before coming.
[Good at digesting slime] Fortunately, there’s that too!
Seojun picked up his chopsticks and eat the grilled meat.
“They must have sold a lot of ads space. I can’t believe I’m eating beef for a company dinner.”
“Other broadcasting stations organized dramas with low production costs during our time. It’s obvious that viewers will flock to our drama. Look at that. We’ve been getting ads since earlier.”
Seojun looked at the television of the store.
“The internet is going crazy, too. Why there are so many ads?” As Kim Jong-ho said, advertisements have been playing for quite a long time now.
“Since it’s a historical drama, we can’t advertise products directly so there are more advertisement at the start, middle and end.”
There was a long string advertisements, but there was still an end.
The noisy store became quiet when the OST of My clinic played.
They heard the heavy drum sound and Seo-jin’s voice.
“I love the music!”
“I like the background.”
Lee Ji-seok, Kim Jong-ho and Lee Ji-hye’s face passed by. There was also the faces of Park Do-Hoon and other actors.
He felt strange because the faces of the people he knew appeared on TV.
It feels different from the movie. It also feels different from the Re-Investigation, where Lee Ji-seok is the only one he could recognize.