Smiling shyly and hiding feelings in The Liar and His Lover
Lee Hyun-woo’s’s (Moorim School) upcoming drama The Liar and His Lover released its first teasers that show beautiful closeups of the baby-faced actor and his leading lady, Red Velvet’s Joy. The drama is a Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru about the innocent love story between a prodigy composer who hides his identity and a female high school student who falls in love with him at first sight.
In his teaser, Lee Hyun-woo flashes a smile, while his voiceover hints at his hesitation toward taking a risk for love. He says, “I lie again today, because I don’t want my heart to be revealed. Because I want to be by her side, I lie.” But it seems like Joy already knows his secret, and she’s not deterred. In her teaser, she grins brightly at the camera, telling us, “I found someone I like. It’s my first love, but he keeps lying to me.”
PD Kim Jin-min (Marriage Contract, Time Between the Dog and Wolf) is helming The Liar and His Lover over at tvN, and in the script read photos, it looks like everyone’s having a good time. According to reports, he’s being very open and free about the filming process, inviting the actors to feel comfortable about ad-libbing and infusing personality into their characters.
Lee Jung-jin (The K2) plays Lee Hyun-woo’s mentor/manager hyung who recruits him into an idol band, and Lee Seo-won (Uncontrollably Fond) plays the band’s bassist. But I’m most excited for Choi Min-soo (Jackpot) who is going to be Lee Hyun-woo’s father. After seeing him in Jackpot and Warrior Baek Dong-soo, I know how messed up a father figure he can be, so I’m kinda nervous to see what type of emotional damage he might wreak on Lee Hyun-woo. Worst mother of 2016, Park Ji-young (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo), is also going to be in this drama, not as a mom but an entertainment company CEO. So I think it’ll be an interesting mix of experienced actors and newbies.
tvN’s The Liar and His Lover premieres in March in Introverted Boss’s Monday-Tuesday slot.