From behind the scenes and the script reading of tvN’s Forest of Secrets
We have first script reads and behind-the-scenes images for tvN’s upcoming drama Forest of Secrets, starring Bae Doo-na (Tunnel, Sense8) and Jo Seung-woo (Inside Men, God’s Gift–14 Days). Forest of Secrets is the story of a lonely prosecutor who is paired with a righteous detective to reveal the truth behind a murder case. Bring on the problem-solving!
Jo Seung-woo plays Hwang Shi-mok, a clinically emotionless prosecutor who only looks at the world with reason. He faces the reality of widespread corruption inside his prosecutors department when a series of murders becomes difficult to solve. It will be interesting to see Jo Seung-woo act with no emotion without looking stiff, a tall order for any actor. Or maybe in this case, looking stiff is the name of the game.
Bae Doo-na plays Han Yeo-jin, a non-negotiating, stubborn, but warm-hearted homicide detective. Bae hopes to show a fresh image to viewers by bringing energy and enthusiasm to her portrayal of a homicide detective. At first glance, it might not seem like energetic + charming + enthusiastic = homicide detective, but if done well it could work. I’m thinking of Jang Nara’s character in I Remember You, who balanced passion for her job with abundant charm and energy.
The script read was held at CJ E&M in Sangam-dong, Seoul. The images boast a fun and playful atmosphere despite the serious mood of the drama. At the script reading, the director, Ahn Gil-ho, assured everyone that he will do his best to make sure that both Lee Soo-yeon’s script and the passion of the actors are covered well. He will have to be on his toes though, because Forest of Secrets is drawing high interest as the comeback dramas for both Jo Seung-woo and Bae Doo-na. Jo Seung-woo’s last drama was three years ago with God’s Gift–14 Days. Bae Doo-na has not acted in a Korean drama for seven years since weekend drama Gloria, though she has been busy with the action series Sense8 on Netflix.
Bae Doo-na also posted a couple behind-the-scenes images of Forest of Secrets via her Instagram page (the photos in black in white). Maybe it’s the grayscale, or the swagger, but they certainly bring an added cool factor to the proceedings.
Forest of Secrets will air on Fri-Sat in June following Chicago Typewriter.