Park Ji Hoon, Hong Ye Ji, And More Test Their Chemistry At Script Reading For New Webtoon-Based Drama
KBS2 has shared photos from the first script reading of its upcoming drama “Love Song for Illusion”!
Based on the popular webtoon of the same name, “Love Song for Illusion” is a historical fantasy romance drama that tells both the heart-fluttering love story and fierce obsession between a man with two conflicting personalities and a woman who loves him.
Present at the reading were director Lee Jung Seob, writer Yoon Kyung Ah, and actors Park Ji Hoon, Hong Ye Ji, Hwang Hee, Ji Woo, Kim Dong Won, Kim Tae Woo, Woo Hyun, Kang Shin Il, Hwang Seok Jeong, Woo Hee Jin, and more.
As the script reading began, the actors seamlessly delved into their roles, creating remarkable chemistry. Park Ji Hoon plays the dual roles of Crown Prince Sajo Hyun and his alter ego Ak Hee. Sajo Hyun is an intellectual character who uses his innate artistic sense to work as a fashion designer at a downtown boutique while hiding his identity as crown prince. He has a wound deep down in his heart from his childhood due to his oppressive father Sajo Seung. Sajo Hyun’s other persona Ak Hee is a charming character who can easily seduce others, but he is cursed to feel extreme pain when he makes physical touch with others. During the script reading, Park Ji Hoon showcased his versatility, flawlessly embodying both characters through nuanced variations in voice, gaze, gestures, and expressions.
Hong Ye Ji portrays Yeon Wol who lives a life full of twists and turns, going from an assassin to a concubine. Yeon Wol is the royal descendant of the fallen Yeon Dynasty and the only daughter of Yeon Poong Hak. Yeon Wol hides her identity and becomes assassin Gye Ra to avenge her family. Hong Ye Ji boasts an exceptional level of synchronization to her character, heightening anticipation for the intricacies of her and Park Ji Hoon’s character dynamic, particularly within the fateful love triangle and their captivatingly chaotic chemistry marked by their characters’ frequent bicker.
Hwang Hee embodies the character of Prince Sajo Yoong, the elder stepbrother of Crown Prince Sajo Hyun. Prince Sajo Yoong is celebrated as the palace’s sweet guy who effortlessly draws others in with his warmth. Ji Woo portrays Geum Hwa, the Crown Prince’s wife who does not hesitate to do anything to fulfill her desires. Perfectly immersed in the character’s complex inner world where good and evil coexist, Ji Woo elevates the intrigue surrounding her role.
In addition, Kim Dong Won, Kim Tae Woo, Woo Hyun, Kang Shin Il, Hwang Seok Jeong, Woo Hee Jin, and more also added to the series’ richness through their immersive and compelling performances.
“Love Song for Illusion” is set to premiere in January 2024. Stay tuned for more updates!
Until then, watch Park Ji Hoon in “Weak Hero Class 1”:
Also check out Hong Ye Ji in “2037”: