5 interesting facts about Twenty Five Twenty One, Nam Joo-Hyuk's New Drama
Twenty Five Twenty One is a new Korean drama starring Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim Tae-ri. The drama tells the story of young people chasing their dreams when South Korea was hit by the IMF financial crisis in 1998.
In the drama Twenty Five Twenty One, Nam Joo-hyuk plays Baek Yi-jin, the eldest son in his family who wants to become a reporter. Meanwhile, Kim Tae-ri plays the character of Na Hee-do, an 18-year-old student as well as an athlete at her school.
Here are 5 interesting facts about the drama Twenty Five Twenty One.
1. Set in 1998
Twenty Five Twenty One takes place when South Korea was affected by the IMF financial crisis in 1998. Director Jung Ji-hyun revealed that this drama will describe the conditions in 1998 in detail, from clothes to shooting locations.
This drama tells the story of young people who pursue their dreams in the midst of a financial crisis. The production house Hwa&Dam Pictures said the story shown could make viewers reminisce about their youth.
2. Nam Joo-hyuk's Drama After Start-Up
Twenty Five Twenty One is the premiere of Nam Joo-hyuk's return to drama in nearly 1.5 years. He last starred in the drama Start-Up in 2020.
In the drama Start-Up, he plays Nam Do-san, a programmer who likes Seo Dal-mi (Bae Suzy). Their relationship started from a misunderstanding in the past.
3. Kim Tae-ri's comeback drama
Twenty Five Twenty One became Kim Tae-ri's comeback drama in the last four years. He last starred in the drama Mr. Sunshine in 2018.
After that, the actress who was born on April 24, 1990, starred in the film Space Sweepers in 2021. In that film, she played Captain Jang who left his post to create his own organization.
4. Nam Joo-hyuk Becomes a Journalist
In Twenty Five Twenty One, Nam Joo-hyuk plays Baek Yi-jin who wants to become a reporter. He revealed that he communicated a lot with journalists to deepen his role.
He also watched many 1998 videos. The actor who was born on February 22, 1994 felt the need to watch these videos because he did not really understand the situation in South Korea at that time.
5. Kim Tae-ri Practices Six Months of Fencing
Kim Tae-ri will play the role of Na Hee-do, an 18-year-old student and fencer at her school. In order to take on the role of a fencer, Kim Tae-ri underwent five to six months of training. Unmitigated, he trained with the gold medalist in fencing.
Kim Tae-ri also practices fencing with WJSN's Bona who plays Go Yoo-rim, the national team's fencing athlete and Na Hee-do's rival.