In a recent interview with OSEN, Park Seo Joon, the lead actor of the Netflix original series ‘Gyeongseong Creature,’ confronted serious allegations surrounding the show’s portrayal of Korea’s independence fighters.
Despite the drama’s global success, it has faced criticism, with some viewers expressing concerns about chemistry and deeming the storyline as lackluster.
Park Seo Joon, however, maintained a positive disposition amid the ongoing discourse.
Park Seo Joon Breaks Silence: Positive Perspective Amid Criticism
Reflecting on the criticism, Park Seo Joon shared, “I have never been a part of a project that didn’t receive mixed reactions.”
Acknowledging that disappointment and enjoyment coexist among fans, he revealed his detachment from emotional investment in critiques, noting the heightened attention the project has received.
One of the central points of contention revolves around the show’s portrayal of good and evil.
Gyeongseong Creature diverges from the traditional narrative of depicting Japanese occupiers as villains and Korean independence fighters as unequivocal heroes.
The nuanced moral scale introduces the depiction of some independence fighters as traitors, prompting accusations that the show insults this historical group.
Insight into Character Motives
Park Seo Joon countered these allegations by providing deeper insights into his character’s motives.
Despite Jang Tae Sang’s claims of disinterest in the independence movement, it’s revealed that his mother was an independence fighter, influencing his actions throughout the drama.
Tae Sang’s focus on protecting the people of Bon Jeong Street challenges the notion that money was his sole priority.
Park Seo Joon emphasized that the K-Drama does not demean independence fighters, stating, “They are the reason why I am alive today.”
Looking Forward: Gyeongseong Creature 2
Amid the controversy, Park Seo Joon offered a glimpse into the future of ‘Gyeongseong Creature.’
The upcoming second season is set to unfold in current-day Seoul, promising a contemporary setting that will further explore the characters and their complex relationships.
The release of the new season’s trailer adds to the anticipation surrounding the next chapter in this captivating series.
As discussions continue, Park Seo Joon remains steadfast in defending the integrity of the show and its portrayal of historical events.