“She Would Never Know” Director Shares Praise For SF9’s Rowoon, Won Jin Ah, And More
The director of JTBC’s upcoming drama “She Would Never Know” had nothing but compliments for the main cast!
An adaptation of a popular web novel, “She Would Never Know” will tell the complicated office love story of two coworkers on a marketing team for a cosmetics brand. Won Jin Ah will star as perfectionist Yoon Song Ah, while Rowoon will play her dashing younger colleague Chae Hyun Seung. Additionally, Lee Hyun Wook will play the ambitious marketing team director Lee Jae Shin, and Lee Joo Bin will take on the role of Lee Hyo Joo, the granddaughter of the cosmetic company’s founder and a rising star in the photography world.
In an interview, Director Lee Dong Yoon began by sharing his first impressions of the drama. “When I first saw the title, I was honestly surprised,” he revealed, referring to the Korean title of the drama which literally translates to “Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Lipstick.” He continued, “I have to admit I was a little worried since the title was so direct and bold. However, after reading the script it turned out to be a serious love story.”
Lee Dong Yoon also revealed the aspects of the drama that drew him to take on the role of director. “The story isn’t just a sweet and simple romance between a couple with an age difference. I liked that the story closely follows the beginning of their love story as well as how they work to protect their love,” he explained. “Aside from the main couple, I also think that there are a lot of points of interest due to the various storylines of the other characters.”
Lee Dong Yoon shared his thoughts on the four actors that made up the main cast. Beginning with Won Jin Ah, he said, “Won Jin Ah plays the role of Yoon Song Ah, who has no choice but to get stuck between a man who betrayed her and a younger man who approaches her. Because of that, I wanted her to be a truly realistic character that you would see in real life. Won Jin Ah always stood out to me in her previous roles where she had her feet firmly planted in reality, so I had wanted to work with her at some point. When I met her, she first told me that she would like it if Yoon Song Ah wasn’t the type to fall in love blindly. I really liked that.”
About Rowoon, Lee Dong Yoon said, “Rowoon looks like he just leapt out of the script. Everything is the same, from his impressive height and broad shoulders to his bright eyes and smile.” The director continued, “When I met him in person, I was even more surprised since he took a very serious attitude toward the production. I was impressed with the way he immersed himself in his role and the drama even at his young age. His appearance aside, I think there’s no better actor to take on the role of Chae Hyun Seung who grows as he becomes enlightened by love.”
Next, Lee Dong Yoon shared his praise for Lee Hyun Wook. “I first saw him at an audition for the role of Lee Jae Shin, and he did well from the start,” he revealed. “He took someone who just looks like he betrays others and turned him into a three-dimensional character. Lee Jae Shin is a restrained character who doesn’t express much emotion, but Lee Hyun Wook expressed his minor changes in emotions through nothing but his gaze and his tone of voice.”
Finally, Lee Dong Yoon shared his thoughts on Lee Joo Bin, noting that she was actually the first actress to be cast in the drama. He said, “Lee Hyo Joo is a character who can be naïve but also be overflowing with charisma, so her character was hard to pin down. It was after meeting Lee Joo Bin that I was able to decide how to portray the character. Although she’s very extravagant and bright, she’s also a strong-minded actress. I liked her bubbly personality in ‘Melo Is My Nature‘ and I’m looking forward to seeing her display a different sort of charm through this drama.”
“She Would Never Know” premieres on January 18 at 9 p.m. KST.
In the meantime, check out Rowoon in “Extraordinary You” here:
And check out Won Jin Ah in “Melting Me Softly” below: