Monday, October 17, 2016

"Legend of the Blue Sea" Lee Min Ho - Jeon Ji Hyun held 1st Script Reading - "Expectations UP" - 17.10.2016

The long-awaited drama "Legend of the Blue Sea" has held their 1st script reading with the cast Jeon Ji Hyun, Lee Min Ho, Lee Hee Joon gathering at one place with other star-studded casts as protagonist, including their filming staffs, TV Station official crew.

The SBS drama that will air its first episode on 16th of November 2016 with Wednesday-Thursday airing date, "Legend of the Blue Sea" (written by Park Ji Eun, Director Jin Hyuk, Culture Depot of South Korea/Studio Dragon Production House), unveiled the 1st script reading event which take part on the 8th of October, released on 17th of October.

"Legend of the Blue Sea" would be a fantasy-romance drama with comedy and unpredictable events, telling a story of a mermaid that was last of her kind on the planet earth, meeting a genius con artist in the process of adapting herself in the human world. In the process, both of the character's past and and how they cross path each each other would be unveiled, the way the story would be brought to the audience was promising to be a brand new experience and expectations.

After finishing the production shooting process overseas, the 1st script reading take part on 8th of October in Seoul, Mapo-gu, SangAm studio. Those who attended including Jeon Ji Hyun, Lee Min Ho, Lee Hee Joon, Seong Dong Il, Moon So Ri, Hwang Shin Hye, Na Young Hee, Choi Jeong Woo, Shin Hye Sun, Shin Won Ho, Lee Ji Hoon, Park Hye Soo, Lee Jae Won for the main casts, including the production director Jin Hyuk and writer Park Ji Eun was also seen on the scene to attend the 1st script reading with their respected staffs.
Prior to the script reading, PD Jin Hyuk introduce each actor and actresses individually, including the stakeholders of the drama and staffs to promote the drama, showing the positive energy going on. Meanwhile, script-writer Park Ji Eun also added "It was an honor for me to work with all you professional actor and actresses, may all this drama progress be a good memory for all of us.." and bow to everyone.

Jeon Ji Hyun that take part as the last mermaid on earth bring the 'laughter aura' throughout the script-reading process, which the others can't help but to be taken aback and laugh together, proofing her professionalism. As a mermaid, the 1st script reading mainly talk about how she adapt herself to the human world, especially facing troubles since it's her 1st time coming to the city and with her 'Aegyo' (cuteness), successfully bring out laughter to everyone.

Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho will be taking part as the genius con artist from the city said "It was a deep honor for me to work with all of these wonderful people. I will work really hard". and with the other casts Lee Hee Joon and ad Shin Won Ho as a con-artist trio that was formed, audience can expect a lot of laughter, fun, and chemistry from the three of them.

The professional Lee Min Ho's character will be Heo Jun Jae, that will be a brand new character for Lee Min Ho as a genius con-artist that has so many sides which he has shown throughout the 1st script reading,

In addition, other star-studded cast that will take part in "Legend of the Blue Sea" such as Moon So Ri and Na Young Hee which brought laughter and bright aura, Seong Dong Il, Hwang Shin Hye, Choi Jeong Woo, Shin Hye Sun, Lee Ji Hoon, Park Hae Soo, and Lee Jae Won, showing a mix of veteran and new actors and actresses which makes the expectations up.

Meanwhile, there will also be a part where the drama tell the story of the childhood of the 2 main leads which attract a lot of attention due to their looks and expectations. For Jeon Ji Hyun it will be the child actress Kal Soo Won and Shin Eun Soo which also attended the 1st script reading and attract attention for their looks and the power of their acting. On the other hand, for Lee Min Ho's child counterpart it will be Jeon Jin Seo and GOT7's Park Jin Young, which both of them also successfully attract attention and making us smile with their heart-warming act.

"Legend of the Blue Sea" have been entering the production shooting process for 2 months, and yet it's the first time for the leads Lee Min Ho and Jeon Ji Hyun and the entire casts including Lee Hee Joon have gathered together for the 1st official script reading. The production staffs said to the media "It is also the process for the new actors to be learning and new challenges for all of them..please give a lot of support and encouragement to the drama 'Legend of the Blue Sea' for all of the actors and actresses.".

SBS "Legend of the Blue Sea" is scheduled to air its 1st episode on 16th of November, Wednesday Night at 10 PM KST, following the "Incarnation of Jealousy".

Reporter Han Ji Hee / Photos: Culture Depot of South Korea / Studio Dragon Production House

source: GetItK

Korean - English Translation: Monika Setiono

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