‘Navillera’ producers promise to shock viewers with different side of Song Kang as ballerina

Published March 2, 2021, 7:05 AM

by Angie Chui

After starring as a sweet high school student in Love Alarm and destroying monsters in Netflix’s smash fantasy hit Sweet Home, Song Kang will shock viewers with his transformation into a talented ballerina for his upcoming drama “Navillera.”

The tvN drama will center on the characters of Duk Chool, a 70 year old man who pursues his passion for ballet at a late stage in his life; and Chae Rok, a talented 23-year-old ballerina who struggles with his dreams because he started ballet later than his peers. Veteran actor Park In Hwan will take on the role of Duk Chool while Song Kang will breathe life into the character of Chae Rok.

The drama is based on a heartwarming webtoom written by HUN and JiMIN.

Song Kang’s transformation for the series was lauded by producers of “Navillera” who shared that the young actor trained in ballet for six months to give justice to his role. They promised to showcase a different side of the actor and said that he is bound to shock viewers with the fruits of his hard work.

“While Song Kang was filming his ballet scenes, all of the staff on set stopped breathing and we were all drawn into his performance. His acting in the ballet scenes, which came about through an enormous amount of practice, is certain to shock viewers as well,” they said.


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As the drama released stills from the filming, fans already commented on its faithfulness to the source material. They expressed excitement to see Song Kang and Park In Hwan in action. Song Kang’s leading lady Hong Seung Hee was also cast recently. She previously appeared in suspense thrillers “Psychopath Diary” and “Memorist.”

“Navillera” will release its pilot episode on March 22.