Bae Soo-bin, Lee Yoon-ji in angsty drama special That Love
Bae Soo-bin (Secret, 49 Days) and Lee Yoon-ji (King’s Family, The Great Seer) star in an upcoming KBS2 drama special called That Love (or That Kind of Love). The drama short, directed by Cha Young-hoon (Shark, Gaksital) and written by Lee Joo-yeon, is about the ill-fated love between a convict and a civil servant.
In the single-episode story, Bae Soo-bin has committed a murder and is serving a life sentence, while Lee Yoon-ji, the public servant, is subject to daily abuse from a violent husband. In prison, she is assigned to Bae Soo-bin and tries hard to present herself to him cheerfully, but her actions belie her own unhappiness. They fall for each other, but clearly, it is not meant to be.
When asked about their participation in That Love, Bae Soo-bin said, “I was completely engrossed by the script — it sucked me in. It’s a heavy love story that will exceed expectations.” Lee Yoon-ji said that she grew from her experience inhabiting a single character in 50-episode weekender King’s Family and was attracted to this role because the lead has completely repressed her personal agony. “I’m using all of my concentration to convey the character’s inner self.”
While sad romances aren’t typically my first choice, I’m more amenable when it comes in a drama special/one-act package — I like these two and the story seems gripping enough to be a watch. That Love will air on April 13th at 11:55pm on KBS2.
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