V of BTS had made his acting debut with the historical drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, which featured his Wooga Squad members, Park Seo-joon and Park Hyung-sik. In the latest episode of In The Soop: Friendcation, V (born Kim Taehyung) opened up about the difficulties filming the series and the challenges he faced during emotional scenes. He also thanked Seo-joon for helping him.
V said, “When I was in Hwarang, Seo-joon really helped me. It was the first time that I played, I did concerts and I was on tour. I couldn’t grasp what emotion I needed for my lines. It was the first time I felt totally lost. I went to Seo-joon and honestly told him that I didn’t know how to do this. I told him that I wanted to do well. When I told him that, he helped me find the right emotion for each scene and recorded it in a voice memo.
Choi Woo-shik, who worked with Seo-joon in the Oscar-winning film Parasite, recalled, “He was very unstable back then. He was struggling. The rest of the cast recalled that it was after his She Was Pretty drama, and that he felt “loaded”. They also praised him for this. Park Seo-joon added that he was impressed with V’s ability to constantly try to improve. “I’ve never met someone like that, and I knew he could do a good job.”
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth revolved around Park Seo-joon’s character, Moo-young, a man who was not born into royalty, and his struggles to become part of “Hwarang” (a new elite group ). V played the youngest member of the Hwarang, a loving and innocent individual, carrying a heavy burden from his past. Park Hyung-sik played the role of the rival.
Although the show received mixed reviews, it still had high ratings.
In The Soop: Friendcation ended after four episodes. The show airs on Disney Plus Hotstar.