Netflix's new Korean movie offering, Sweet & Sour is a realistic love story that chronicles the changing flavours of love from its tangy beginning and sweet culmination to the bitter aftertaste. It boasts a star-studded line-up of rising stars starring Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin and Jung Soo-jung (Krystal).
Sweet & Sour has been in Netflix's Top 10 movies in Hong Kong since its release and critics have praised the cast's charms as well as the directing ability. In particular, it showed "romance from a fatigue society" and the pressures of work in modern-day life, especially for young people.
In this interview, the cast—Jang, Chae and Jung—share their thoughts on the movie including why they accepted the role and what's it like working with each other. Director Lee also discusses his creative process and what he wanted to show through the movie.
Read the Netflix interview below:
What made you take on your role?
Jang Ki-yong: As soon as I read the scenario, I immediately knew it would be so fun to play the part of Jang Hyeok. The scenario was so true to life. I began imagining how I’d play the part and looked forward to it. I’ve never been in a romance film before, so I wanted to try it out as well.
Chae Soo-bin: After reading the scenario, I felt it was special and intriguing. There's a uniqueness to Sweet & Sour in how the film presents romance so realistically. I was drawn to that.
Jung Soo-jung (Krystal): The story was so real that it felt like something one of my friends would say “that actually happened to me!” That kind of realism intrigued me. At the same time, the character Bo-yeong appealed to me because she provides the movie’s dramatic element. I also liked that her story is about someone in my own generation.