On May 7th, the new tvN drama “Mine” hosted an online press conference with director Lee Na Jung and lead actors Lee Bo Young and Kim Seo Hyung.
“Mine” is a drama about strong and ambitious women who overcome the prejudices of society to find out what really belongs to them. Lee Bo Young plays Seo Hee Soo, a former top actress and the wife of the second son of the Hyowon Group of the Chaebol family. Kim Seo Hyung plays Jung Seo Hyun, the elegant and well-born wife of the Hyowon Group’s eldest son.
PD Lee Na Jung said: “The main characters in our drama are stronger than the characters in previous projects. They are very ambitious, they speak what they think, and their personalities are very different. While reading Baek Mi Kyung’s script, I was worried that I could really bring this story to life. We tried to make a full, varied drama that could please both the eyes and the ears. From the music to other elements, the staff tried many creative approaches while the actors took a new approach to acting. “
Lee Bo Young said, “Seo Hee Soo at the beginning of the drama is someone who acts exactly as she is inside. No matter how you look at her, she is always the same true self. She is always confident in dealing with others. Baek Mi Kyung wrote her as a very lovable character in the beginning, and that was an obstacle for me. How could I act cute But then someone who is always very honest comes across a secret that changes them. I was able to shift focus and think about how she would be shaken by it, so I was able to show more of my true self in the first half to show how transparent she used to be. “
Kim Seo Hyung said, “Instead of focusing on a single character, there are many different stories in drama.” When asked about comparisons with her earlier drama “SKY Castle”, she said: “It felt uncomfortable to play a character who was treated in such a fancy way as if you were opening doors and walking through houses that I normally never go into would.”
Commenting on her characters’ relationship, Lee Bo Young said, “As I said, Hee Soo is such a transparent person that she trusts and respects Jung Seo Hyun very much. In real life, I’ve also followed Kim Seo Hyung a lot on set, and I think that relationship will show up in the drama. I’m always really happy to see her on set. There aren’t that many scenes we’ve shot together, but we always share what’s going on in our life when we meet. “
Lee Na Jung said, “I didn’t want to make a story specifically about women on purpose, but I wanted people to look at these two actors and redefine what it means to be ‘feminine’. I think the word “feminine” also includes meanings like “strong, honest and cool”. I’ve said these words many times while watching the actors on set. “
Lee Bo Young said, “The characters in the drama are friendly but not particularly friendly, mean but not particularly mean. I don’t think a “bad guy” is necessarily bad to the end, nor are kind people always kind. I hope people see the drama and remember that people have different sides and that today’s enemies might be tomorrow’s friends. “
“Mine” premieres May 8th at 9pm KST. Check out a teaser here!
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