Yoo Ah In, Kim Hee Ae and Others Attend “Secret Love Affair” Script Reading Session

Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae

Stills of the first script reading session have been released for JTBC’s new Monday-Tuesday mini-series “Secret Love Affair,” starring actress Kim Hee Ae (“A Wife’s Credentials,” “Nunas Over Flowers”) and actor Yoo Ah In (“Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” “Punch”).

Secret Love Affair” held the first script reading session at the JTBC office, and was attended by producer PD Ahn Pan Suk (“A Wife’s Credentials”) and writer Jung Sung Joo, as well as the cast, Kim Hee Ae, Yoo Ah In, Shim Hye Jin, Park Hyuk Kwon, Kim Hye Eun and Kim Chang Wan, and the production crew. Cast and crew met for the first time and exchanged cordial greetings with one another to loud cheers and applause. The cast dived into script reading immediately after the greetings were over, and displayed such realistic acting that it seemed like the cameras were actually rolling.

Kim Hee Ae, who plays female protagonist Oh Hye Won, looked pretty despite being simple dressed and appearing to be without makeup. She fell into character immediately, portraying her successful career woman with a dull life with a composed voice to match.

Yoo Ah In, in the role of Lee Sun Jae, was dressed casually as befitting his character’s youthful spirit, and immersed himself in his role, looking directly at Kim Hee Ae while reading his lines. He was believable as a normal 20-ish youth, and genius pianist who hasn’t realized his talent.

In supporting roles, Shim Hye Jin, Park Hyuk Kwon, Kim Hye Eun and Kim Chang Wan put in superb performances. Park Hyuk Kwon’s realistic acting in a scene in which he revealed his stupidity to his wife caused uproarious laughter from those present.

“Secret Love Affair” is the love story between a 40-something female who is only looking forward, Oh Hye Won, and an innocent piano genius, Lee Sun Jae. The drama is slated to air in March on JTBC.