Soo Ae, Kim Kang Woo, And More Impress With Their Acting In 1st Script Reading For Upcoming Mystery Thriller

Upcoming JTBC drama “Gong Jak City” (literal title) with Soo Ae and Kim Kang Woo held its first script reading!

“Gong Jak City” takes place against the backdrop of an art museum that belongs to Sung Jin Group, a major conglomerate that holds the reins of the political and financial worlds in South Korea. It is a psychological mystery thriller about the things that disappear when humans become greedy and ambitious for power.

Star actors including Soo Ae, Kim Kang Woo, and more have joined the cast, and their passionate script reading raised even more anticipation for the upcoming drama. In addition to director Jeon Chang Geun and scriptwriter Son Sae Dong, lead actors Soo Ae, Kim Kang Woo, Kim Mi Sook, and Lee Yi Dam were present to test their chemistry together for the first time. Despite it being their first time working together, the actors showcased suspenseful and immersive acting, captivating everyone on set instantly.

Soo Ae stars as Yoon Jae Hee, who is in charge of the operations at Space Jin, the art museum owned by Sung Jin Group. She is also the second daughter-in-law of the family that controls Sung Jin Group. Not only did Soo Ae impress with her powerful acting, but she also skillfully portrayed her character’s tenacity and goals to go higher with an elegant yet firm voice.

Kim Kang Woo plays Jung Joon Hyuk, Yoon Jae Hee’s husband and a revered national anchor. He’s a complex character with an inferiority complex over being labeled “the illegitimate son of Sung Jin Group,” and he aims to achieve the greatest position in order to no longer have to be greedy. Kim Kang Woo completely immersed himself in his character, using his trademark charm to help lead the atmosphere on set. Viewers are looking forward to the synergy that will arise between Jung Joon Hyuk and Yoon Jae Hee, especially as Yoon Jae Hee tries to make her husband the president.

Kim Mi Sook has taken on the role of Seo Han Sook, who is Sung Jin family’s most influential figure. The actress portrayed Sung Jin group’s power and class with a dignified charisma. Furthermore, Lee Yi Dam will play Space Jin’s docent Kim Yi Seol, who will develop a strange tension with Yoon Jae Hee.

Actors Lee Hak Joo, Lee Choong Joo, Kim Young Jae, Kim Ji Hyun, Kim Joo Ryoung, Seo Jae Hee, and more also portrayed their characters well to complete the world ruled by Sung Jin group, showcasing great acting synergy and raising anticipation for the upcoming drama.

The production team shared, “We felt reassured all throughout the script reading while seeing the actors acting and showcasing a charm beyond that of the characters. Everyone is doing their best so that the actors’ synergy can be directly conveyed via the small screen, so please show lots of anticipation and interest.”

JTBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama “Gong Jak City” will premiere on December 8 at 10:30 p.m. KST.

In the meantime, watch Soo Ae in “Sweet Stranger and Me” here…

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… and Kim Kang Woo in “Woman of 9.9 Billion” here!

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