Stars of upcoming K-drama Sweet Home fighting fit to battle monsters

The cast of creature live-action series Sweet Home trained for months to play monster slayers

Lee Do-hyun (centre) plays a young medical student in Sweet Home.
Lee Do-hyun (centre) plays a young medical student in Sweet Home.PHOTO: NETFLIX
Lee Do-hyun (centre) plays a young medical student in Sweet Home.
"On top of the training I received, I did push-ups, workouts like rolling tyres around and climbing ropes." - ACTRESS LEE SI-YOUNG (above), who spent six months training with weights and doing martial arts for her role as a firefighter and former special forces soldierPHOTO: NETFLIX

The stars of upcoming science-fiction K-drama Sweet Home, which premieres on Netflix today, had to go through rigorous workouts and training to be convincing monster slayers.

Based on the hit Web comic of the same name, the thrilling series about residents of an apartment building who have to battle monsters was a challenge for Song Kang (Love Alarm, 2019 to present). He plays reclusive teen protagonist Hyun-soo, who mysteriously gains superpowers to fight the monsters.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2020, with the headline 'Fighting fit to battle monsters'. Subscribe