First script read for medical melo Doctor Stranger
Oooh, I’m starting to get excited about Doctor Stranger, mostly because there is a special place in my heart for Lee Jong-seok (I Hear Your Voice). He and the cast got together for their first script read a few weeks back, and gosh, don’t he and Park Hae-jin (You From Another Star) look pretty? Balancing the good looks on the men’s side, a casually dressed Kang So-ra (Watch Out For Fools, Dream High 2) is effortlessly gorgeous.
On location were PD Jin Hyuk (Master’s Sun, City Hunter), the writers, crew and cast. PD Jin Hyuk gave a brief greeting and went around the room, introducing each actor with demonstrated affection. When he presented Lee Jong-seok, PD Jin Hyuk said, “Lee Jong-seok made his drama debut in one of my shows [Prosecutor Princess] and because of this reunion I’m feeling unusually emotional.” He followed up his intro by turning to Lee Jong-seok and saying, “Let’s do a good job together.”
Lee Jong-seok plays a genius doctor who was born in South Korea but raised in the North. He is said to have affected a Northern accent perfectly, and after the reading was over, he continued to discuss the character with the PD, seemingly intent on fulfilling the director’s wishes of turning out a quality series.
Park Hae-jin plays his rival, a cold and unapproachable doctor who is at the top of his game. All of the cast members (with the exclusion of Jin Se-yeon, who at the time, had not been cast) spent over four hours diving into their characters during the read.
SBS’s Doctor Stranger will air on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning April 28th, after the conclusion of God’s Gift – 14 Days.