Writer Of Upcoming Drama “Meow The Secret Boy” Shares First Impressions Of Kim Myung Soo, Shin Ye Eun, And More
With a little over a week before “Meow the Secret Boy” premieres, screenwriter Joo Hwa Mi answered questions about the upcoming KBS drama in an interview.
Joo Hwa Mi adapted the original webtoon to write her script for the drama. She said, “Because I love cats, I thought I might as well go all the way. The fact that I was able to finish the script may have been due to my cat, who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge now, taking pity on its miserable owner and guiding my footsteps to the right road. I think this because I was very happy while working with the director, cast, and crew during the past two years.”
She also shared her first impressions of the cast. “When I looked into Kim Myung Soo (INFINITE’s L)’s eyes for the first time, I thought, ‘It’s Hong Jo!’ Kim Myung Soo can put so much in a single look. I was confident that even if he just sat there, he could perfectly express Hong Jo’s philosophical attitude. Shin Ye Eun smartly and beautifully portrayed Kim Sol Ah’s roller coaster of emotions, from funny comedy to soft melodrama to some pretty heavy scars. I was really impressed how she didn’t try to imitate emotions but really tried to feel them.”
She continued, “Seo Ji Hoon really understood Lee Jae Sun’s feelings, how he doesn’t show he’s angry when he’s angry, how he doesn’t show he’s happy when he’s happy, but isn’t too cold or prickly of a character. Yoon Ye Joo is so pretty that I didn’t know if she could play Eun Ji Eun, who goes around hiding from the world. But as soon as she read the script, she became Eun Ji Eun. Kang Hoon has a strong face that inspires curiosity. My first impression of him was that he was like a warm puppy, but he worked so hard at character research and was so active during the script reading that I was taken aback.”
Joo Hwa Mi said that her biggest concern was making the drama relatable. “I worried that I could be making cat lovers uncomfortable,” she said, “but I also wanted to make the drama likeable for those people who aren’t really interested in cats. I wanted to tell a story that everyone knows.”
“Meow the Secret Boy” premieres on March 25 at 10 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki.
Check out a teaser below!