Jung Il woo in the Preview Show for Bossam Steal the Fate. A bit of English Subtitles.

April 24, 2021

Jung Il woo participated along with the main cast of Bossam Stealing Fate, on a special TV show previewing the drama at MBN.  I translated one part of it, you will see it right below its video.  Here are the videos of this preview:

Here is the tranlation. Please do not copy or translate to another language without credit.  Thank you!

Q. Well, you guys get a lot of scripts/screenplays from various places, Do you have any reason you chose this drama?

Ilwoo: in fact, for me, the character Bawoo is very tough guy, and I was thinking a lot about if I I should choose this role or not. The director, however, trusts me and also helps me a lot in the drama set, so I am doing my best filming the drama with my belief in him.


Q. “The reason why I chose Bossam is because of the director.” hmm now it makes you under pressure, Yuri, what’s your reason choosing Bossam?

Ilwoo: Well, it could be because the opposite role in a drama is her type? (oh sure, it is so!)

Q. Maybe the two co-actors are her types? (haha) did you know beforehand who will be other actors in the drama?

Yuri: of course, I heard.

Q. Oh, Ilwoo will be a counterpart.

Yuri: oh yes, well… he is a big part of the reason why I decided to do a historical drama. Well, a historical drama was some sort of a new challenge for me, but Ilwoo is known for “the always big hit historical drama actor” and people around me also told me about him so I had courage to do so. In addition, I liked the director’s works a lot and as a fan of him, i thought it as a good opportunity.


Q. So, Yuri’s reason of choosing Bossam is Jung Ilwoo?

Yuri: well. To say that way… its…

Q. Jung ilwoo (feat. director)

Yuri: well, not only Jung ilwoo, but also director and Shin Hyunsoo and writers, and all others.


Q. What about you, Hyunsoo?

H: I was reading the scripts and I was imagining Ilwoo and Yuri in the drama. Frankly speaking, I thought I could see Ilwoo very befitting with Bawoo. I was thinking he will do so well as a role of Bawoo.


Q. Why why?

Ilwoo: I think I have to buy him dinner tonight.

Q. yeah! You are saying nice words of him.

H: it’s what I really feel.

Yuri: I will say it all again differently.

Here are some of my captures:

Jung Ilwoo’s first stills for his upcoming drama “Bossam-Stealing Fate.” (보쌈-운명을 훔치다)


MBN revealed the first stills of Jung Ilwoo and Kwon Yuri for their upcoming drama “Bossam-Stealing Fate” (Literal title)  (보쌈-운명을 훔치다)


MBN’s new drama “Bossam-Steal Destiny” (played by Kim Ji-soo and Park Chul/director Kwon Seok-jang), starring Jung Il-woo and Girls’ Generation Kwon Yu-ri, is a historical drama set in the Joseon Dynasty under Gwanghae-gun, and MBN’s first historical drama work is raising expectations.

First, the actor Jung Il-woo continues to illuminate the box office with a historical drama again.  Jung Il-woo showed off his overwhelming presence in a number of historical dramas, starting with ‘The Return of Iljimae’, ‘The Moon Embracing the Sun’, ‘Night Watchman’s Journal’ and ‘Haechi’, and created numerous life characters.

For this drama he plays ‘Ba Woo’, a lively character who hides the secret of birth. In the play, Ba Woo has develped abilities in gambling, stealing, fighting, and bossam (connecting widows, who had no hopes of getting remarried, with new husbands), etc. He has lived a life in poverty hiding his idenetity after being framed for conspiracy at a very young age.

After his debut, Kwon Yuri takes on his first historical drama challenge for the first time.  She, who has steadily expanded her area of ​​activity by going back and forth between plays and dramas, is expected to show a different charm through this drama, the genre of’ fusion historical drama’. Kwon Yuri will play the daughter of Gwanghae-gun and the daughter-in-law of Lee Lee-cheom, this  old enemy of Gwanghae-gun will captures the hearts of viewers. She will portray “Hu-ain” (화인) Hu ain is a character who became a blue widow (a widow before the honeymoon night) after getting married to the elder brother Lee Lee-cheom through a political secret.

Drama fans are looking forward to the talent combination between director Kwon Seok-jang, who directed drama’Pasta’, ‘Golden Time’, ‘Miss Korea’, and ‘Buam-dong Avengers’, and writers Kim Ji-su and Park Chul, who wrote’The Doctor’s Brother’ and ‘Son Guys.’

The first still cuts of Jung Il-woo and Kwon Yu-ri’s first characters were revealed. Their melancholic wanting stares arouse curiosity about the tender romance they will portray in the future.

Source:  Newsis

Translated to English by Fan 13.

Bossam (보쌈) is a typical Korean dish where you wrap pork, kimchi and vegetables:

Here is darling Ilwoo making Bossam for his family (after making Gimjang, Winter Kimchi) all day!


The first time I saw these photos I thought to myself, who is this guy? Why is he spotlighted with Yuri and not Jung Ilwoo?!  ^ ^  I didn’t recognize him!  Then when Ilwoo posted the same photo, I had a better look… and there hiding among all that hair was the beautiful profile of Jung Ilwoo!  He looks so different… more mature.