Joo Won has been cast for KBS2′s upcoming drama ‘Good Doctor‘ and during the press conference held on July 31st, he expressed his desire to showcase a different type of autistic character through his role.
He commented his role, “He′s a unique character that any actor would love to try in his career, but I was also worried because he was a difficult type. I was able to let go of my worries thanks to help from producer Ki Min Soo, whom I previously worked with in ‘Ojakgyo Brothers‘.”
The actor continued, “The most popular image of autistic characters was set down by senior Shin Hyeon Jun′s Gi Bong in ‘Barefoot Gi Bong,’ and so though many characteristics define autism the public only knew of the condition through Gi Bong. It was hard to try and express autism in a different way because of that.”
Joo Won takes the role of Park Si On, a man who was diagnosed to have Savant Syndrome. Savant Syndrome is a condition in which an autistic person shows great talent in a specific area.
He concluded, “I met people with developmental disorders for my Park Si On role, and I was surprised at how they spoke like every other person. That′s why it was difficult to piece together what the public knows, what I know and what I needed to show in the drama.”
Article by: Karolina
Edited by: Mariam
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