Kim Seon-ho is back on the small screen in a totally new role: an unemployed handyman—a total shift from his recent role in Start Up as a hardworking investor. This time, Kim gets honest about his newest project and shares his preparation for Netflix's Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha finds Hye-jin (Shin Min-a), a dentist who moves from Seoul to the seaside village of Gongjin, and Du-sik (Kim Seon-ho), an all-around villager, who grow fond of each other despite their differences.
Because his character is a jack-of-all-trades (he literally has over 20 licenses), Kim confessed he had to familiarize himself with the skills to get into character.
"Because Chief Hong does so many different things, I had to set apart some time to learn all of his abilities. I had to learn how to surf and how to make coffee as a barista. I had to maintain a certain balance since he’s unemployed but he has a lot of handy talents," he told the media during the virtual press conference with Netflix.
Along with that, Kim also shared that his playing Du-sik also piqued his interest in real estate. "I was really interested in his realtor license. A lot of people are interested in real estate these days. Du-sik is literally capable of everything and he has a realtor license," he shared.
He also added: "And in one of his licenses actually, there's one that certifies him to be a professional fruit platter, so to speak. So he lays out fruit in a particular way on the plate. So that's another one. When you have this amazing wallet of all of the licenses that you have, that's an amazing scene."
But ultimately, Kim hopes that Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha would "help people heal" when they watch it. He shares he was drawn to the story because the script was very heartwarming. "This is a truly heartwarming story and I felt it was really human. I play the role of someone who is unemployed but capable of everything," he said, also adding, "You get a lot of small stories and beautiful scenery."
"I think it would be really nice if women who watch the drama think that it would be nice to have a boyfriend like Du-sik," Kim added.
Oh, don't worry! We already think you're our ideal boyfriend!
Watch Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha's official trailer below:
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha premiers on August 28, 2021 on Netflix.
Photos courtesy of Netflix