Upcoming Drama Led By Gong Hyo Jin And Kang Ha Neul Shares Photos From Script Reading
The upcoming KBS 2TV Wednesday-Thursday drama “When the Camellia Blooms” (literal title) has shared photos from the cast coming together for their script reading.
“When the Camellia Blooms” will be a romance drama about the realistic, passionate love stories of three couples. The new photos are from the script reading that took place in May, which was attended by director Cha Young Hoon, screenwriter Im Sang Choon, and leading actors Gong Hyo Jin, Kang Ha Neul, Kim Ji Suk, Oh Jung Se, Uhm Hye Ran, Son Dam Bi, Ji Yi Soo, Kim Kang Hoon, and Go Doo Shim. They were also joined by a stellar supporting cast including Jeon Bae Soo, Kim Sun Young, Kim Mi Hwa, Lee Sun Hee, Lee Sang Yi, Lee Kyu Sung, Kwon Oh Joon, Park Yeon Woo, and Kim Mo Ah.
Gong Hyo Jin is returning as the queen of romantic comedy. She will take on the role of the lovely Dong Baek, who has never been truly loved before but who anyone would fall for once they get to know her. Kang Ha Neul will work alongside her as Hwang Yong Shik, a man who is innocent and simple, but once he finds someone he’s interested in, he doesn’t hold back.
Joining them is Kim Ji Suk playing star baseball player Kang Jong Ryul and his wife and social media influencer Jessica, who is played by Ji Yi Soo. Oh Jung Se will play optician Noh Gyu Tae and Uhm Hye Ran will be his wife and lawyer Hong Ja Young. Son Dam Bi will take on the role of Hyang Mi, a part-time worker who is employed by Dong Baek and brings energy to those around her.
The actors expressed their excitement as they got into their characters in the script reading. Gong Hyo Jin said, “The parts that were funny on paper were just as funny acted out, and even unexpected lines made us laugh. The script is really funny.” She confidently added, “I think this will be a drama that gives warmth to people who watch.”
Director Cha Young Hoon said, “I will work hard to make sure that ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ will be the kind of drama that makes you want to give your mom a call, reminds you of an old love, and fills viewers with many emotions.”
“When the Camellia Blooms” will premiere in September.