A heartfelt drama, “Lost” tells the story of how two lost souls connect despite their 13-year age gap. The series follows a woman who has lost her way in life amid failures and a man who is afraid of wasting life without achievements. It shows how they heal each other to rise from the darkest bottom of their lives.
Ryu Jun-yeol Recalls First Encounter With ‘Lost’ Co-star Jeon Do-yeon
At a press event for “Lost” on Thursday, Ryu Jun-yeol recalled his first encounter with Jeon Do-yeon. It was in an elevator during an award ceremony five years ago. “As soon as I know she will be the co-star, I started to think about the first time we met,” he said.
“I remember she was nervous before “The Good Wife” premiere, and I still have a clear image of her facial expression in my mind.” As the event moderator said this serendipity sent her goosebumps, Ryu Jun-yeol jokingly responded, “I am also having goosebumps, but probably because of air-conditioning.”
Award-winning film director Hur Jin-ho, along with Ryu Jun-yeol and Jeon Do-yeon, attended the press event.
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“Lost” is the first TV series by director Hur Jin-ho (“April Snow,” “Dangerous Liaisons”). He said he had never thought about doing it until reading the first four episodes written by Kim Ji-hye (“Hope”). While reading, he visualized Jeon Do-yeon and Ryu Jun-yeol as protagonists in his mind, and fortunately they both agreed to participate.
“I didn’t expect Ryu to say yes,” said Jeon. “I thought actors would prefer grand stories, especially after watching his performances in ‘Money,’ but he surprised me.”
Ryu Jun-yeol believed every work by Jeon Do-yeon would be great, so he couldn’t wait to say yes, even before reading the script. “If Jeon is joining the team, do you need another reason? Of course I would be a part of it!”
When asked about work experiences with Jeon Do-yeon, Ryu Jun-yeol replied, “After heartbreaking scenes with her, I have reflected several times about how to polish my performances further.”
Jeon Do-yeon as a Ghost Writer
In the story, Jeon Do-yeon plays a ghost writer, Lee Bu-jeong, who aspires to be a writer herself. Even though she is committed, she continues to fail and gradually loses her motivation in life.
For her part, Jeon Do-yeon said she had been questioned by others if she could ever possibly comprehend the feeling of being a failure. “I feel nervous and pressured about playing this character,” Jeon Do-yeon said, “so I often look around and care about everyone.”