Yoo Ah In to Romance Kim Hee Ae in a 20 Years Age Gap Secret Affair
News has been circulating like crazy since early this morning about the high possibility of Yoo Ah In to take on role in a noona-dongsaeng..*scratch that*..ahjumma-young man love story in JTBC upcoming drama ‘밀회’ or ‘Secret Love Affair’ or ‘Love Affair’ (working title). Yoo Ah In will reunite with Kim Hee Ae who plays with him in the upcoming 2014 movie ‘Elegant Lies’.
A JTBC rep told Star Today on the 8th, “We gave Yoo Ah In’s reps the casting offer which is currently in talks. We have not received a definite answer from Yoo Ah In’s side yet.” They added that Yoo Ah In is reviewing the script with positive consideration and the decision will be made early next week. [Update 01/09: Yoo Ah In has confirmed to join the drama]
‘Secret Love Affair’ is a secret -might as well forbidden- love of a composed woman in her 40s and a young man in his 20s. In real life, Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae are 20 years old apart in age as well (19 years 6 months, to be exact).
Yoo Ah In will play a piano prodigy Lee Sun Jae. Despite his great talent and youthful spirit, the 20-something-year-old pianist will fall in love with a 40-something-year-old Oh Hye Won, played by Kim Hee Ae. Contrasting from Lee Sun Jae, Oh Hye Won is a calm, polished beauty who works as the planning leader at Seo Han Arts Foundation. She is known for her polite and behaved personality, as well as her excellent organizational skills. She is centered around the high class society.
Despite being busy assisting her boss in hiding secret documents, and simply being an outstanding worker, Oh Hye Won finds herself falling deeply in love with a man 20 years younger. The unpredictable love affair between two secret lovers is one to anticipate.
Most notably, Kim Hee Ae, who starred in tvN’s “Noonas Over Flower,” will challenge a role that goes against her well known image as a calm and polished mother.
‘Secret Love Affair’ is the work of ‘A Wife’s Credentials‘ PD Ahn Pan Suk (An Pan Seok) and writer Jung Sung Joo.
‘Secret Love Affair’ will start broadcasting in March on JTBC after “Can We Love”, Mondays-Tuesdays, 9.50 PM.
My thought: The story sounds like a Japanese drama “Long Vacation” where Takuya Kimura, a talented pianist, also falls in love with a woman 20 years older than his age. And Yoo Ah In playing a 20 years old guy? I’m sure he can pull it off easily. At the moment I will keep my excitement low till I watch the drama. Let’s cross our fingers, folk! ^_^