Lee Jun-ki, Nam Sang-mi Enjoy Hard Work in New Drama

Lee Jun-ki and Nam Sang-mi are working in great harmony with the rest of the cast of the period drama "Gunman in Joseon" despite an arduous schedule, they said Wednesday.

The KBS 2TV drama has taken the cast to all corners of the country, including remote southern parts such as Andong, Buan, Gochang, Mungyeong and Yeongju where the show immerses them in natural beauty off the beaten track.

Since shooting started off in early May, Lee has traveled around 8,000 km and Nam 7,000 km. If they continue to travel at this rate until the end of the series, they may well have travelled over 40,000 km, which is equivalent to a round-the-world trip.

"I feel like I'm travelling with my friends," Lee said, "and the spectacular scenery has an instant healing effect."

The regional specialties they get to eat also keeps their spirits up, he added.

Nam said, "When I look up at the sky late at night after a day's work, I find it glittering with so many stars. This is something that I could never imagine when I was in Seoul, so I enjoy every day of work."

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 05, 2014 08:16 KST