Ji-soo, Ha Suk-jin fight for Im Soo-hyang in When I Was the Prettiest
MCB’s new drama, When I Was the Prettiest, recently held its first script reading. The upcoming drama is about a pair of brothers fall for the same woman by a twist of cruel fate and so they face a bridge they cannot cross. Im Soo-hyang’s (Graceful Family) will play the female lead, and Ji-soo (My First First Love) and Ha Suk-jin (Your House Helper) are set to play the brothers.
Director Oh Kyung-hoon (Thief-nom, Thief-nim) began the script read by saying, “I feel new, deep sentiments. For half a year, we will gather together, laugh together and film together, and I hope we will make the drama a success together.” Writer Jo Hyun-kyung (Grand Prince) added, “I hope the process of making this drama will be filled with happiness.”
Im Soo-hyang’s character is innocent and spunky, with a tough mindset. When the actress acted a drunken scene at the script read, everyone in the room was apparently charmed by her cutesy side. Ji-soo falls headlong for Im Soo-hyang and his love doesn’t fade even though he knows their relationship can’t be. Despite his efforts, he cannot forget her because she’s his first love. His character often vacillates between being hot and cold, unlike his brother, played by Ha Suk-jin, who is the epitome of a chic, chado-nam (cold city man). When Ha Suk-jin wants something, he doesn’t stop until he gets it.
The supporting cast features Hwang Seung-eon (Time) who plays Ha Suk-jin’s ex-girlfriend, an ambitious, jealous femme fatale. Park Ji-young (VIP) and Choi Jong-hwan (Time) play the parents of the brothers. On the other side, Kim Mi-kyung (Hi Bye Mama!) plays Im Soo-hyang’s mother. Other actors present at the script read included Lee Jae-yong (Selection: War Between Women), Jung Eun-pyo (Will You Have Dinner With Me), and Shin Yi (Teacher Oh Soon-nam).
When I Was the Prettiest sounds like a traditional melodrama, but I hope it’s peppered with some good humor because Im Soo-hyang is great in comic scenes (Exhibit A: Graceful Family). Also, I need Ji-soo to get more happy endings, so I hope this one isn’t a tragic melo.
MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama When I Was the Prettiest will begin airing in August.
Via SE Daily