Hyun Bin, Park Shin Hye, And Chanyeol Impress At 1st Script Reading For “Memories of the Alhambra”
On September 27, new tvN drama “Memories of the Alhambra” released images of the first script reading session. As it is a partially pre-produced project, filming began in May. Writer Song Jae Jung and director Ahn Gil Ho, along with actors Hyun Bin, Park Shin Hye, Park Hoon, Kim Ui Sung, Kim Yong Rim, EXO’s Chanyeol, Lee Seung Joon, Min Jin Woong, Jo Hyun Chul, Lee Si Won, Han Bo Reum, Ryu Sun Young, Lee Hak Joo, Lee Jae Wook, and child actress Lee Re were in attendance.
Director Ahn Gil Ho began the script reading session by saying, “It’s finally the start. Because many people worked hard until now, this dreamlike work is coming true. I want to show viewers a high-quality, great work.”
During the script reading, Hyun Bin perfectly transformed into the investment company CEO Yoo Jin Woo, who holds a doctorate degree in engineering and a great gift for game development. He showcased the fearless image of an owner of adventurous spirit who is both reckless and cynical.
Park Shin Hye will play Jung Hee Joo, the owner of a hostel in Granada, Spain who is somewhat clumsy when it comes to having a practical financial sense, but bursting with artistic sensibilities. She was able to make everyone in the room burst into smiles as she lovingly portrayed her character with her unique charms.
Hyun Bin and Park Shin Hye were able to realistically portray the special relationship between the two characters who become entangled with one another after meeting for the first time.
The other actors’ passionate acting also increased the suspense of the drama. Park Hoon, who plays Yoo Jin Woo’s rival Cha Hyung Suk, Kim Ui Sung, who plays Hyung Suk’s father and well-reputed educator Cha Byung Joon, and Kim Yong Rim, who plays Oh Young Shim, Jung Hee Joo’s grandmother who takes care of her grandchildren in Spain, all fit into their roles perfectly. EXO’s Chanyeol also took in his role as Jung Se Joo, Jung Hee Joo’s troublemaking little brother. Although it was their first script reading, the actors’ chemistry was explosive.
The production staff stated, “With the dense script of writer Song Jae Jung, who never disappoints, director Ahn Gil Ho, who will [lead the script] in detail, and the actors who uniquely breathed life into their characters despite it being their first practice, the chemistry on set of the script reading truly stood out. We plan on coming to the small screen with a drama that holds a dynamic development [viewers] won’t be able to take their eyes off, along with a ringing romance. Please look forward to it until its first broadcast.”
“Memories of the Alhambra” will premiere in December. Check out the first teasers here!