Dancing before surgery in Forest’s new stills with Jo Boa and Park Hae-jin
Forest (formerly known as Secret) has released new stills of its main characters in the run-up to its broadcast premiere later this month. The drama stars Jo Boa (My Strange Hero) and Park Hae-jin (Man to Man), with the plot centering around the romance that develops when they’re forced to live together (for mysterious reasons of course).
Set against the backdrop of a mystical forest, Park Hae-jin is a man who’s got it all, but seems heartless. Jo Boa is a woman who seems to have lost everything but her heart. As they cohabitate on a secluded mountainside, they learn more about the secrets that surround them.
Jo Boa plays an ace surgeon with an unstoppable, refreshing personality. She is strong toward the strong and weak toward the weak. With her busybody nature, she tries to make justice a reality whenever she can. However, she has a childhood trauma related to her family that surfaces from time to time, impacting her in the present. The stills show her in her scrubs and also dancing to relieve the stress before going into surgery.
Park Hae-jin plays a mergers and acquisitions specialist with an extraordinary intellect and Midas touch when it comes to investments. He’s also blessed with good looks and keen, almost animalistic, instincts. Yet he’s tortured by the memories he lost from the time before he was 10 years old. His life journey takes him from the corporate world to joining a fire and rescue team, but it’s unclear how that fits in with his background in finance. The stills show him in a delivery man costume, as he tries to accurately assess a company’s situation incognito.
The drama wrapped production last year and was in limbo for a while; luckily it’s found a home in the KBS Wednesday-Thursday timeslot. Forest will begin airing on January 29.