On July 6, upcoming MBC drama “Hospital Ship” (literal title) held its first script reading.
The drama’s director Park Jae Bum began by greeting, “As the captain, I will work to make it a comfortable and fun voyage.” With his lead, the cast dove in to the script and transformed into their characters.
Ha Ji Won will be playing a doctor for the first time since debut with her character Song Eun Jae, a skilled surgeon who struggles with social interactions. Kang Min Hyuk is warm-hearted surgeon Kwak Hyun, while Lee Seo Won is a sly but secretly lonely oriental medicine doctor. The three leads will join together to create synergy while working on a poor hospital ship.
Other characters include cheerful dentist Cha Jun Young (Kim In Shik), nurse Yoo Ah Rim (AOA’s Mina) who brings energy to the ship, manager Choo Won Gong (Kim Kwang Gyu), veteran nurse Pyo Go Eun (Jung Kyung Soon), and the ship’s captain Bang Sung Woo (Lee Han Wi). Kim Kwang Gyu and Lee Han Wi especially drew laughter at the script reading with their realistic and comedic acting.
“Hospital Ship” is scheduled to air via MBC in August after the conclusion of “Man Who Dies to Live.”