Newsdelivers.com – Lovers of The Red Sky became one colossal drama Korea which depicts the story of love and conflict in the Joseon era. This drama centers on the story of Hong Chun-gi, played by Kim Yoo-jung as a talented young painter who meets Ha Ram, a royal intellectual played by Ahn Hyo-seop.
In addition to telling the relationship between the two characters, this drama also tells the story of Ha Ram’s bitter grudge against the kingdom which has been going on for a long time. This grudge also brought Ha Ram’s destiny to be part of the kingdom as well as the prince’s trusted person.
Ha Ram’s dark side and dual personality became a mysterious thing during his life. He is also sometimes a kind-hearted person, at the same time full of anger from the past that he secretly keeps neatly. However, what is Ha Ram really like and how does Ahn Hyo-seop play the character?
Summarized brilio.net from various sources, here are seven interesting facts about the character of Ha Ram, the handsome blind man in Lovers of The Red Sky.
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1. Ha Ram is a complicated character.
Ha Ram is a character that is quite complicated for Ahn Hyo-seop. This is because he is not only playing a single figure, but a figure who is being possessed by an evil spirit as well as acting as a wise blind astrologer who is trusted by the emperor. This makes Hyo-seop have to be able to play two characters at once. In addition, he also becomes the mysterious Ilwolseong, the owner of Wolseongdong, who always wears a mask.
“For me, the character is challenging. I had to understand the character from the start although there weren’t enough references to what or how evil spirits were. I had to do it myself from the start,” says Hyo-seop.
2. Ha Ram is a challenging character.
For Hyo-seop, playing the role of a blind person is quite a challenging role. He tried his best to learn how to be a blind person who looks natural without being made up. In addition, he must wear red eye lenses which are a sign of an evil spirit residing in his body. He tried hard to be comfortable using the eyepiece.
“Acting as a temporary blind person, it is not easy for me to see everything around me. I kept practicing to be blind. I closed my eyes at home,” he said.
3. Learn to ride a horse and play traditional music.
In addition to good acting skills, Hyo-seop must learn other things that are necessary for the complete story of this drama series Lovers of The Red Sky. Hyo-seop must learn to ride a horse and play geomungo, a traditional Korean musical instrument often played by scholars. These two things helped Hyo-seop play the character of Ha Ram who really lived in the Joseon kingdom era.
4. Study astrology, the science of constellations.
The character of Ha Ram is a controversial figure with all his abilities. Apart from being possessed by an evil spirit that blinds his eyes, Ha Ram is also part of the elite class of royal intellectuals who come from ordinary people. In this drama, Ha Ram plays the role of an astrologer who knows a lot about constellations which requires Hyo-seop to learn more and find out for himself about the constellations. Therefore, his role as Ha Ram is unquestionable.
5. Ha Ram is a vengeful character.
Haram is described as a pleasant figure for the royal party because he can predict the future through his astrology. However, behind such a pleasant figure, Ha Ram holds a bitter grudge against the royal party that has been stored in his heart for years.
6. Ha Ram’s physical appearance is described as perfect physique.
Besides being equipped with a variety of knowledge and skills, the character of Ha Ram is described as a handsome and physically charming character. Therefore, Hyo-seop needs to make some adjustments, including the matter of his posture so that it can be as similar as possible to the figure of Ha Ram he is playing.
“Even the director emphasized that Ha Ram is very handsome with good posture,” said Hyo-seop.
7. The reason Hyo-seop wants to play the figure of Ha Ram.
One of the reasons Hyo-seop wanted to be the main character in the drama Lovers of the Red Sky was because he wanted to meet and work with the director of this drama, Jang Tae-yu. In addition, he also wants to work with Kim Yoo-jung who is more experienced in the drama world. In fact, Hyo-seop was nervous when he first met Yoo-jung who played Hong Chun-gi. However, when appearing in this drama, they can build strong chemistry for their respective characters.
(brl / tin)