[VIDEO & INTERVIEW] Secret Love Affair Long Teaser is Out, Yoo Ah In & Kim Hee Ae Praise Each Other
Secret Love Affair just held the press conference on Wednesday, 12th March (we will make separate report post for this event).
In this event, the drama released a very veryyy long (21 minutes-length) and intense highlight teaser, that develops our curiosity even more, and our tension rises in gleeful anticipation. Well, that’s why it’s called teaser! Check this video out~
Feels like watching half of one episode already! So much feels, chemistry and awesomesauce acting performance in 21 minutes Yoo Ah In conveys very subtle yet strong emotions as an undiscovered young pianist. He looks like playing the piano for real too! (Pssst..there’s a story behind, but please wait till our next post)
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Now following the Elegant Lies VIP Movie Premiere and the promotion, there are loads of interviews from Kim Hee Ae around this time. And most of the time, reporters ask her about Yoo Ah In too, since they both appear in the movie together.
In addition to that, on the recent interview with High Cut magazine Yoo Ah In gets the questions about his collaboration with Kim Hee Ae as well. Both of them give side stories which are fun to read and make us smile throughout.
During the interview that followed the High Cut photoshoot, Yoo Ah In revealed the chemistry with Kim Hee Ae as the female lead in the drama.
Yoo Ah In stated, “After acting in serious and older roles, I’m relieved to be acting a twenty year-old character. I love it that the 20 year-old is not an ordinary and innocent one. I previously played characters that boxed, delivered fish, and dug in construction sites~ hence my new role is like a breath of fresh air.”
When asked whether Kim Hee Ae fit the female heroine, Yoo Ah In stated that after reading the original novel Tokyo Tower, she was perfect for the role. “She’s perfect for the role~ she’s prudent and reserved, resulting in a more unconventional effect when she reveals her sexy, revealing side.”
Yoo Ah In laughed and stated that he didn’t feel any generational gaps with Kim Hee Ae, who is 19 years his senior. As an actress, he gave her two thumbs up.
About his role as a jobless nobody in movie Elegant Lies, he stated that the role fit him very well; he is always willing to try characters that spark his interest.
“I saw him for the first time in the film Punch (Wandeugi), and I was amazed by his talent,” she said. “I knew that he was going to become a big star. Then he was cast in Elegant Lies as my neighbor. It’s not easy for an actor to give up looking attractive but he devoted himself to the role during filming.”
“Yoo Ah In worked as hard as any other actor, as though there wasn’t just one main actor. Usually, it’s difficult for actors to let go of a certain way they present themselves, but Yoo Ah In had no problem putting in the extra effort. He would monitor all of his scenes dutifully and it definitely left an impression,” she added.
“For this drama, Yoo Ah In plays the role of a genius pianist very charismatically. When I first saw the script, I looked forward to seeing who would play it. There were plenty of young actors who were also interested in this role. When the people in charge of casting could not reach Yoo Ah In to ask him if he’d like to accept the role, they asked me to contact him.”
“To be honest, I didn’t say much words to him during the filming for Elegant Lies, so I was a bit worried. Fortunately, Yoo Ah In quickly answered the phone. When I asked Yoo Ah In about the part, it turned out that he had been interested in it too. So that’s how we ended up working on it together. I am glad that Yoo Ah In got to do it,” she said. “I don’t know who else could have done it other than him.”
Let’s awww together! ^_^
Secret Love Affair airs on JTBC Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:50 PM KST starting March 17.