Lee Yoo Young And Lee Sang Yeob Describe Working Together For Their Relatable Story In 2020 KBS Drama Special

Lee Yoo Young and Lee Sang Yeob talked about teaming up for “Traces of Love,” the ninth instalment of KBS’s 2020 Drama Special!

The pair star in this office romance drama as a former couple who still have feelings for each other. Lee Yoo Young takes the role of Lee Joo Young, a deputy at an architectural firm, while Lee Sang Yeob plays her ex-boyfriend Jung Ji Sub, who ends up working at her firm. They broke up three years ago after having dated for five years.

On December 17, Lee Yoo Young, Lee Sang Yeob, and producing director Yoo Young Eun spoke about the drama at an online press conference on the day of the story’s broadcast.

“All relationships leave traces behind on a person to some degree,” said Yoo Young Eun. “Both Joo Young and Ji Sub still have those traces, and I wanted to depict the story of them reuniting in that situation.”

Lee Sang Yeob spoke about why he decided to appear in the drama. “The story itself seems like something that would happen in real life, so it didn’t seem as though it would be like acting,” said Lee Sang Yeob. “I think you’ll be able to see the real Lee Sang Yeob in this project.”

When asked why he chose to take part in a short drama, Lee Sang Yeob said, “It wasn’t that I had a reason to choose it so much as I really liked the story. I’d seen Director Yoo Young Eun’s previous works and I wanted to work with her. I also wanted to act with Lee Yoo Young.”

He went on to talk about his experience starring alongside Lee Yoo Young. Lee Sang Yeob said, “Something that really surprised me was that she’s very cheerful and has great energy.” He said, “I think I relied on her from start to finish.”

“Looking in her eyes made me feel a lot of emotions that I hadn’t thought of before,” Lee Sang Yeob said. “It made me realize that she’s an amazing actor.”

Lee Yoo Young talked about her own reasons for taking part. “It seemed like a story that anyone might have experienced,” she said. “It’s not very showy but I think you’ll be able to watch it comfortably. I found it even more moving because it seemed like a realistic story that everyone could experience together.” She added, “I think you’ll be able to have fun watching the problems of office life while relating to them.”

About working with Lee Sang Yeob, Lee Yoo Young said she thought they’d be a great fit and look good together. “And when we were acting together, he was so bright and pure on set.” She added, “When he was acting too, he had an unpredictable charm about him.”

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