100 Days My Prince
A poster for tvN drama '100 Days My Prince,' featuring singer D.O. and actress Nam Ji-hyun.instagram.com/100daysmyprince

Actress Nam Ji-hyun, one of South Korean entertainment industry's prominent lead actresses, has shared her experience working with EXO's D.O. in his first leading television drama role. She revealed that the two had fun bickering with each other on the sets of tvN's fictional period drama '100 Days My Prince.'

As noted by website Soompi, tvN held a press conference for their forthcoming television drama '100 Days My Prince,' at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul on September 4. The cast shared their experience of filming the Joseon-era drama.

Nam Ji-hyun, who plays the oldest unmarried woman in Joseon, talked about her experience filming with EXO's Do Kyung-soo, better known by his stage name D.O. "I was curious to see how [D.O.] would act in real life. We filmed while reading through lines together. We gradually became comfortable with each other and it was fun bickering. It was a set full of laughter," she said.

In regards to her character Hong Shim in '100 Days My Prince,' Nam Ji-hyun said, "Because most [women] in the Joseon dynasty married young, Hong Shim is practically a spinster, even though she's only 28. I didn't feel pressured by Hong Shim's age. I was more concerned about her character and personality than her age."

Nam Ji-hyun is well-known from her days as a child actress in South Korea. She began acting from the age of nine. Her first appearance in a television series was in 2004, in 'Say You Love Me,' from MBC. She is best known for her roles in television dramas 'Queen Seondeok,' 'Shopping King Louie' and 'Suspicious Partner.'

On his chemistry with Nam Ji-hyun, EXO's D.O. said, "Nam Ji Hyun is an actress who is bursting with energy on set. She's considerate to the other actors and I felt comfortable acting with her." As for his first TV drama role, D.O. said, "I wanted to try [acting in] a historical drama. I was nervous because it's a historical drama, but I chose it because the character and script were charming."

He also said, "The atmosphere on set was really great, though. Because the senior actors were so considerate, I was able to shake off the feelings of pressure and enjoy being on set while having fun filming. The other EXO members also cheered me on."

Regarding the difficulties in sporting traditional Korean attire, the K-Pop singer said, "The top knot and Korean traditional hat felt unfamiliar, and it was hot wearing the hanbok because we filmed during the summer. In terms of acting, the accent and movements were difficult."

The EXO vocalist also talked about the dual personalities that he had to portray in the tvN drama, Lee Yool and Won Deuk. "I act as both Yool and Won Deuk, but in the end, they're the same person. I didn't try to shy away from Yool when I acted as Won Deuk. I think each situation naturally made the individual characters," he said.

tvN, which produced the Gong Yoo starring fantasy drama 'Goblin,' will premiere '100 Days My Prince' on September 10 at 9:30 PM KST. Watch the latest trailer below.