The first script reading for the upcoming Korean remake of Japan’s Hanazakari no Kimitachie has taken place.
On July 7, the cast of the upcoming SBS remake drama for To the Beautiful You came together in a rehearsal room at the SBS Ilsan Production Center for their first drama script reading.
In attendance were Sulli, Minho, Lee Hyun Woo, Kim Ji Won, Lee Ah Hyun, Ki Tae Young and more.
Marking her first official turn at acting since her childhood acting days, Sulli came in synch with her female in male guise character, Koo Jae Hee, even lowering her voice tone for the reading.
Minho paid close attention to the instructions and description on his Kang Tae Joon character from director Jun Gi Sang and writer Lee Young Chul to focus on bringing his character to life.
Lee Hyun Woo’s positive energy carried over to his character as Cha Eun Gyul and helped make the script reading environment more energetic while Kim Ji Won liveliness helped define her gymnastics ace character Sul Han Na.
Veteran actors Lee Han Wee and Lee Ah Hyun helped lead their juniors throughout the session with Lee Han Wee proving an exemplary role model as an actor for his younger cast mates with his praise-worthy acting and Lee Ah Hyun even flawlessly helping act out another actor’s English dialogue.
A production source shared, “Already the actors are coming together tightly and giving their all to make a flawless drama. We believe the combination of the younger actors’ passion and the experience of the adult actors will give birth to a great production.”
To the Beautiful You is based on a popular Japanese manga and tells of a female student Koo Jae Hee (Sulli) who joins an all-male physical education school in disguise to try and meet the high jump gold medalist Kang Tae Joon (Minho).
The drama is expected to premiere next month on SBS.