Korean drama ‘Lost’ starring Jeon Do-yeon, Ryu Jun-yeol to premiere on Sept. 4

Korean stars Jeon Do-yeon and Ryu Jun-yeol at the press conference (left) and in “Lost” (iQiyi) 

Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon and actor Ryu Jun-yeol will headline the Korean drama “Lost,” an iQiyi Original Series, which will premiere on Sept. 4.

In the drama, Jeon Do-yeon plays the role of ghost writer Lee Bu-jeong who aims to be a writer herself. Even though she is committed, she continues to fail and gradually loses her motivation in life.

Ryu Jun-yeol, best known for starring in “Reply 1988,” plays the role of Kang-jae, who has a company that organizes people to take various roles for money.

During a press conference for the drama on Sept. 2, Ryu Jun-yeol remembered her first encounter with Jeon Do-yeon in an elevator at an awards ceremony five years ago.

“As soon as I know she will be the co-star, I start to think about the first time we met,” he said. “I remember she was nervous before ‘The Good Wife’ premiere, and I still have a clear image of her facial expression in my mind.”

As the presscon’s emcee said this sent her goosebumps, he jokingly said, “I am also having goosebumps, but probably because of air-conditioning.”

“Lost” is directed by Hur Jin-ho whose credits include “April Snow” and “Dangerous Liaisons.” He said while reading the script, he visualized Jeon Do-yeon and Ryu Jun-yeol as protagonists in his mind, and fortunately they both agreed to participate.

“I didn’t expect Ryu to say yes,” said Jeon Do-yeon. “I thought actors would prefer grand stories, especially after watching his performances in ‘Money,’ but he surprised me.”

“If Jeon is joining the team, do you need another reason? Of course I would be a part of it!” said the actor. About his experience in shooting the drama with his co-star, he said, “After heartbreaking scenes with her, I have reflected several times about how to polish my performances further.”

About her role, Jeon Do-yeon said, “I feel nervous and pressured about playing this character so I often look around and care about everyone.”

Starting from Sept. 4, iQiyi Original Series “Lost” will be updated every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 pm (Philippine time) on iQiyi International app and iQ.com.