Script reading for KBS rom-com drama If You Have an Affair, You’ll Die
Just coming off his first main lead role in a drama, Go Joon (Oh My Baby) is jumping into his next project with Parasite star Jo Yeo-jung. This upcoming rom-com drama is about an older-woman-younger-man couple who started their marriage with a contract that literally stated the drama’s title: If You Have an Affair, You’ll Die. The first script read was held in June, and the production team is already raving about the killer teamwork displayed.
Jo Yeo-jung plays a housewife and best-selling crime novelist who fantasizes about different ways to kill off her characters all the time. Her husband is played by Go Joon, and his character is a sweet lawyer who specializes in divorce cases. Despite their “cheat-or-die” contract, time has caused guilt and misdeeds to accrue in their relationship. Additionally, rookie actors Kim Young-dae (I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day) and Momoland’s Yeon-woo (Touch) are said to have prominent roles in If You Have an Affair, You’ll Die.
If the housewife-crime aspect reminds you a little of Mystery Queen, it’s actually because Lee Sung-min, the writer on this project, wrote both seasons of that delightful gem. Both writer Lee Sung-min and PD Kim Hyung-seok (Oh My Venus) were at the script read and thanked the cast for gathering.
PD Kim Hyung-seok said, “I’m so grateful that such great actors have gathered today. I’d like for us to overcome COVID-19 together and create a classy, fun production.” Writer Lee Sung-min added, “I’m excited because the characters I dreamed of in my head are standing before me today.” The KBS drama center department head Lee Gun-joon also popped by to say, “This is a highly-anticipated production for KBS…I hope If You Have an Affair, You’ll Die will have as sensational ratings as its title is sensational.”
The entire supporting cast was also present at the script read, including Song Ok-sook (Catch the Ghost), Jung Sang-hoon (Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation), Lee Shi-un (Men are Men), Kim Ye-won (Welcome to Waikiki 2), and Bae Nuri (Doctor Detective).
KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama If You Have an Affair, You’ll Die will begin airing in October.
- Jo Yeo-jung, Go Joon courted for emotional mystery-comedy drama
- Oh My Baby: Episode 1
- A quadrangle romance begins with Jang Nara in Oh My Baby
- Rom-com drama Oh My Baby holds script reading with Jang Nara and cast
- [Ask an Actor] Jo Yeo-jung on her work ethics, inspiration, and much more
- [Movie Review] Parasite is a disquietingly brilliant critique of our times