The released featurette contains the behind-the-scenes story of the actors Jung Yu-mi and Nam Joo-hyuk as they transform into their dynamic characters. Director Lee Kyoung-mi presents The School Nurse Files as “a story that develops a new kind of a heroine.” The two lead actors unanimously praised the show for its fresh content.
They show great enthusiasm for the production in the featurette’s interviews. What excites the three of them the most is the unique and charming characters. Of particular interest is how Jung Yu-mi transforms herself into the role of Ahn Eun-young. She was the top pick of fans of the original novel to take on the part. Armed with a rainbow sword and a BB gun, Ahn Eun-young has the extraordinary power to see mysterious contaminated jellies. Only she can defeat these strange incarnations of the vestiges of human desire.
Jung Yu-mi, who completely immersed herself in the role, expressed her great joy “in creating synergy in playing the role of Ahn Eun-young.” Hong In-pyo, who is a Classical Chinese teacher and the grandson of the school’s founder, is enveloped in a safety net of positive energy and can recharge Ahn Eun-young’s energies while holding her hand. Director Lee Kyoung-mi confidently said that the viewers will be “surprised to see how charming In-pyo can be in the hands of Nam Joo-hyuk.” Jung Yu-mi also did not hold back in lauding him for being “dependable and very quick on his feet.” Their praise puts the spotlight on Nam and his nuanced portrayal of Hong In-pyo.
The inseparable relationship between the two main characters also receives attention. Director Lee Kyoung-mi said that “Eun-young lives in a world of mysterious powers where she cannot be complete without In-pyo,” and that “the two cannot be separated.” Nam Joo-hyuk echoed this sentiment saying that Ahn Eun-young and Nam Joo-hyuk are irreplaceable to each other. Ahn Eun-young has always fought a lonely battle in a world incomprehensible to others, and Hong In-pyo has distanced himself from others, hiding his disabled leg inside wide pants. Director Lee Kyoung-mi aims to tell a heartfelt story in their coming together as two imperfect people who create a new world for themselves. In doing so, each grows to become a better person in a special, mutually beneficial relationship.