On April 28, SBS’s upcoming drama “Doctors” held its first script read-through.
Kim Rae Won will be playing the role of Hong Ji Hong, a man who went from being an intern [a first-year medical resident] to a high school teacher before returning to neurosurgery as a specialist. Although Hong Ji Hong is audacious and sociable, he has a painful past. His parents died in a car accident when he was young, and when he lost a patient, he left the hospital to change careers.
Park Shin Hye will be playing a character that is said to be a 180-degree change from her real personality. Her character is named Yoo Hye Jung and she is described as rough and rebellious.
Yoon Kyun Sang plays Jung Yoon Do, who despite being a chaebol is a free-spirited doctor. Lee Sung Kyung plays Yoo Hye Jung’s rival, Jin Seo Woo, who is described as aggressive and jealous.
Kim Young Ae plays the grandmother who raised Hye Jung. Her character is said to love her granddaughter fiercely despite her tough words. Jeong Hae Gyun plays Hye Jung’s father, while child actress Kal So Won plays the younger version of Hye Jung.
Yoon Hae Young will play Seo Woo’s mother while Um Hyo Seob plays her father. The two of them are a wealthy couple, which fits with Seo Woo’s snobbish character. Jang Hyun Sung will play a doctor who supports and encourages Hong Ji Hong, while Lee Ho Jae plays Ji Hong’s father.
“Doctors” tells the story of a romance between Park Shin Hye’s character, who goes from a rebel to a doctor after meeting a good teacher, and Kim Rae Won’s character, who goes through the world with a firm resolve for justice and sadness in his heart.
The drama is scheduled to air on June 20.