Watch: Han Hyo Joo, Park Hyung Sik, And Jo Woo Jin Talk About Their Characters In Script Reading Video For New Drama
tvN released a behind-the-scenes video from the script reading of the upcoming drama “Happiness” (literal title)!
“Happiness” is an apocalyptic urban thriller that takes place in the near future within an apartment that is stratified by social standing. The high-rise apartment that houses diverse people becomes sealed off when a new infectious disease emerges, and the drama will depict the fear, psychological battles, and desperate struggles for survival that ensue.
Han Hyo Joo stars as Yoon Sae Bom, a tactical agent in the Seoul Police Special Operations Unit, known for her decisiveness and quick judgment. Park Hyung Sik stars as Jung Yi Hyun, an intelligent and honest police detective in the violent crimes division. He is a former high school classmate of Yoon Sae Bom and harbors a sweet, romantic side. Jo Woo Jin stars as Han Tae Suk, who is in the Armed Forces Medical Command and in charge of secretly discovering the cause of the infectious disease and stopping its spread.
In the script reading video, Han Hyo Joo introduced Yoon Sae Bom by saying, “Her motto is, ‘In this chaotic world, let’s live a comfortable life.’ She’s action-oriented to the point that she sometimes acts before she thinks, but her recklessness can also be quite lovable. I think it was fate to meet a character who is so much like myself. When I read the script, meeting the character of Yoon Sae Bom felt like destiny.
Park Hyung Sik said, “It’s been a long time since I said hello. After being discharged from the military, I am back as the police officer Jung Yi Hyun. He’s pure-hearted with a strong sense of justice, but he also has a blunt and tenacious side. I think that he’s a very multifaceted person.
Jo Woo Jin said, “He holds the key to the infectious disease. He needs to find the cause and stop its spread. You can’t tell what he’s thinking inside, but as you watch the drama, you’ll learn what kind of character he really is.”
To describe Sae Bom and Yi Hyun’s relationship, Han Hyo Joo said, “Like a house? Sae Bom has a lot of dreams about her own home. Park Hyung Sik has a great sense of sociableness. He approached me when we first met and was very friendly, so I was able to feel comfortable as well.” Park Hyung Sik described their characters’ relationship as each other’s “saviors,” but the production staff had to bleep out the rest of what he said due to spoilers.
Check out the video below!
“Happiness” premieres on November 5 at 10:40 p.m. KST. Check out a teaser here!