We learned some intriguing details about the characters, settings, and other aspects of the much-anticipated “Money Heist: Korea – Join Economic Area” when Netflix held its global press conference on June 22. The cast members introduced themselves and discussed their characters at the start of the meeting.
Yoo Ji Tae stated that he is used to playing villainous roles, so this will be a first for him, to play the role of a man who is morally grey- who is the mastermind of the heist but works hard to ensure no casualties and would rather use brain over brawn. He also felt lonely during filming because he wasn’t physically present in the scenes with his team, and the Professor’s mindset was that of a lone wolf.
Park Hae Soo as Berlin is regarded as the team’s on-the-ground leader, and fans are eager to see him on-screen again! Park Hae Soo, known as the ‘representative of Netflix’ (having already appeared in two Netflix Originals in addition to ‘Money Heist,’ discussed his journey of learning the North Korean accent, as his character was from there. Jeon Jong Seo, who plays Tokyo, Jang Yoon Ju, who plays Nairobi, and Kim Ji Hoon and Lee Gyu Ho, who play Helsinki and Oslo, respectively, discuss the similarities between their characters and how their interest was piqued after watching the Spanish version of ‘Money Heist.’
There was also some fantastic chemistry among the cast members, such as Lee Won Jung and Kim Ji Hoon as Moscow and Denver, who play father and son in the drama. They stated that they began to feel the bond in real life as well, as they were constantly looking out for each other during difficult scenes, and Kim Ji Hoon even began calling Lee Won Jung “father” off-screen!
With so much information packed into the press conference, we are eager to watch the drama and anticipate ‘Part 2’!
A mega-scale robbery on JEA, where a new national currency of a united Korea is being manufactured, is the focus of the remake of “Money Heist,” which was originally titled “La Casa de Papel” (“The House of Paper” in Spanish). The Professor, played by Yoo Ji-tae, is the mastermind behind the scheme.
The scriptwriter was confident that the Korean version of “Money Heist” would offer a unique experience, despite the fact that there have been numerous popular caper movies both domestically and internationally, including “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001), “The Italian Job” (2003), “The Thieves” (2012), and “The Swindlers” (2017).
On Friday, Netflix will start streaming the six-part series “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area.”