Script readings for the drama "Ex-Girlfriends Club" demonstrated some promising chemistry between its leading actors Song Ji Hyo and Byun Yo Han.
"I had a great feeling after thereading," said the drama"s director Kwon Sung Jak. "All the actors made the characters come alive. I think it would be even better once we start filming."
According to the director, the Song-Byun couple had great chemistry and might easily become the "Friday-Saturday Couple."
That"s a reference to Song Ji Hyo"s friendly and flirtatious partnership with Gary Kang on the variety show "Running Man." They are often called the "Monday Couple," because the show is on Monday. They don"t date in real life.
Song Ji Hyo has had some great onscreen boyfriends. Besides being adored by "Running Man"s Gary, she played the ex-wife of Choi Jin Hyuk in the comedy "Emergency Couple." She was loved by Jo In Sung in the film "A Frozen Flower" and was devoted to Lee Dong Wook in "The Fugitive of Joseon."
Compared to some of her other onscreen leads, Byun Yo han is something of a rookie. The actor, whose only drama credit so far is "Misaeng," was cast as Song Ji Hyo"s ex-boyfriend in the upcoming comedy. And he"s not only Song Ji Hyo"s ex, but he has several ex girlfriends to contend with. He writes a webtoon about his ex-girlfriends that gets optioned for a film.
Song Ji Hyo plays Kim Soo Jin, a film producer who adapts the webtoon only to realize that the cartoonist is her ex-boyfriend. And the webtoon is about several of his ex-girlfriends. Actresses Lee Yoon Ki, Jang Ji Eun and Ryu Hwa Young play Byun Yo Han"s other exes.
When Kim Soo Jin discovers the connection, she decides that she would rather not work with him but she"s in a financially desperate situation. She has to produce the film. Will she be able to separate her emotional life from her professional life? You"ll have to watch to find out.
And it is appropriate that Byun Yo Han is playing a man with many ex-girlfriends. He was described as "everyone"s sweetheart" after playing the fast-talking, charming Han Yook Sul in "Misaeng."
The actor may be a drama rookie but he did star in over 30 indie films before taking the ex-boyfriend role. He can also be seen this year in the film "Socialphobia.
"Ex-Girlfriends Club" begins filming at the end of April and will be broadcast in May following "Super Daddy Yeol."