Kim Rae Won wants to work in more romantic comedy series like Doctors

Kim Rae Won played the role of neurosurgeon Hong Ji Hong in the hit SBS series.

Kim Rae Won played the male lead in the medical romantic-comedy drama, Doctors. The 35-year-old South Korean actor played the role of neurosurgeon Hong Ji Hong in the hit SBS series.

Rae Won talked about his shooting experience for the show, which aired its last episode on 23 August. He said: "It had been a while since I'd done romantic comedy, but it was good. Maybe not right away, but if there's another good project like this one, I'd like to try romantic comedy again."

"I've always liked romantic comedies," he continued. "It's also how many people got to know me. I think it's the genre I am most confident in. It's not pride, but I feel that I can contribute something that is my own."

Rae Won made his acting debut in the 1997 teen drama Me. He shot to fame after starring in 2003 romantic comedy series Rooftop Room Cat. He is also remembered for his leading roles in My Little Bride, Love Story in Harvard, Gourmet, A Thousand Days' Promise and Punch.

"At that time, I just acted without any limits," he said. "I worked hard on external aspects. Now I try to focus on understanding the character and do a lot of thinking."

"I think everything ends if you don't have passion," Rae Won said. "In my mid-twenties, I had a lot of worries, but I think it was necessary to be where I am today. Acting has become more interesting to me. I have a lot of things I want to do, and I just want to be able to do them well."