Original source: Mwave
Na Young Seok PD revealed that he tricked Jang Keun Suk to cast him for the show.
Na Young Seok PD attended the press conference for tvN’s Three Meals – Fishing Village Special on January 9 at the Imperial Palace Hotel and shared the story behind casting Cha Seung Won, Yu Hae Jin, and Jang Keun Suk.
Na Young Seok PD said, “I thought that if it’s possible in a village in the mountains, it’s also possible to gather a suffiecient amount of food from a fishing village. Cha Seung Won has a very profound knowledge of food. Unlike Lee Seo Jin and Ok Taecyeon, who can’t cook very well, I thought it was okay to bring in someone who is good at cooking for the fishing village special. I sent him a love call, thinking that he is perfect for the role.”
He continued, “Next, I’ve wanted to cast Yu Hae Jin since he came out on One Night Two Days. So I also sent him a love call. He is someone who adapts very well to the wild environment and enjoys it.”
“Then I started thinking that I need a laborer. In another word, a slave. I thought, since they are both in their mid 40’s, if we don’t have a laborer, then the production team would have to do all the miscellaneous work. I needed someone who could lift that fatigue off our shoulders. Then Jang Keun Suk caught my eyes,” confessed Na Young Seok PD, bringing out laughter.
Then Na Young Seok PD said, “When I met Jang Keun Suk, I persuaded him by saying, ‘I’m planning on starting up a high quality cooking program. Would you like to join?’ So Cha Seung Won ended up receiving all the attention for the major tasks and Jang Keun Suk has been doing all the tedious chores next to him,” making everyone burst out laughing.
tvN’s Three Meals – Fishing Village Special is a spinoff outdoor variety program of tvN’s Three Meals – In Gangwon Province starring Lee Seo Jin and 2PM′s Taecyeon. The fishing village special features Cha Seung Won, Yu Hae Jin, and Jang Keun Suk doing all they can in order to feed themselves on the remote island of Manjaedo.
Three Meals – Fishing Village Special is set to begin on January 16 at 9:45 p.m. (KST) through tvN.
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