Ha Ji Won And Yoon Kye Sang Confirmed For Upcoming JTBC Drama
“Chocolate” will tell the story of a cold-hearted neurosurgeon and a compassionate chef as they comfort each other and heal wounds from their pasts while providing food for hospices. The drama will be a collaborative work by writer Lee Kyung Hee and producing director Lee Hyung Min, who previously worked together for the 2004 hit drama “I’m Sorry, I Love You.”
Yoon Kye Sang, who will be making his first drama comeback in three years, will play the neurosurgeon Lee Kang. He seems perfect on the outside as he has both looks and brains, but he makes it that much harder for people to approach him. He used to be a naive boy from a small village near the ocean who dreamed of becoming a chef, but after realizing his uncertain fate, he stats to live a competitive lifestyle.
Yoon Kye Sang stated, “I joined the drama with gratitude because I was told that this was a new drama by director Lee Hyung Min and writer Lee Kyung Hee, both of whom I admire and like. I ask that you show a lot of interest as I will also prepare well in order to best deliver the heartwarming story to viewers.”
Ha Ji Won will also make her long-awaited comeback to the small screen by taking on the role of the chef Moo Cha Young. The chef, who comes from the world of international cooking competitions in Italy, is a huge humanitarian who is full of smiles. However, she does not hold back her anger when she witnesses injustice. Ever since receiving a meal from a boy that she met at a small restaurant from a town near the sea as a young girl, she decided to walk the path to becoming the world-renowned chef.
Ha Ji Won commented, “I’m very glad to be able to join the cast of ‘Chocolate.’ I’m also happy to be meeting director Lee Hyung Min and writer Lee Kyung Hee, with whom I have always wanted to work together.” The actress continued, “As soon as I read the script, I became fond of the drama because it made me feel like I was being comforted through the character Moon Cha Young. I expect that viewers will also be able to feel comfort through the drama.”
The production team of “Chocolate” said, “With the reunion of director Lee Hyung Min and writer Lee Kyung Hee, who have certain ways of telling a story with warmth and details, and the collaboration of Yoon Kye Sang and Ha Ji Won, we hope to create an unparalleled human melodrama. Please anticipate a drama that will touch your heart and bring you comfort.”
“Chocolate” is set to premiere sometime in the second half of this year following the end of “My Country” (literal title).
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