This has been a busy week for Lee Da-hae‘s new Korean-Chinese drama which got now a final and official name “Best Couple” (so I am referring to it with that name starting now). News came out about more cast added to the drama and more info released about the characters. They also had the drama’s posters photo-shoot from which Da-hae posted those pictures above on her Instagram Yesterday.
Here is the translation of Da-hae’s IG message (Translation by KTranslate):
Best Couple’ first prop shooting with Zhoumi ssi!!! Even though we’re still awkward^^ I wish to be reborn as really best couple~~
It is normal to be awkward at first dear but I am sure you will be able to build up your chemistry together with time and hopefully really become the “Best Couple” 🙂
It is somehow funny how they try to show height gap between Dahae and Zhoumi in these pictures. Making her Barefoot in one and making Zhoumi stead on a step on the other, lol 😀
Also the drama apparently started the real drama shooting in Daegwallyeong Samyang Ranch, Gangwon Province and the Korea Tourism Organization and Gangwon-do Development Corporation are investing in the drama to help in the Promoting 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and promote tourism products which was also the case with Da-hae’s previous drama “Hotel King”.
Check below for the detailed info about cast and characters and also the pictures we got from the poster shooting and filming ^^
The drama is announced to be 16 Episodes each of 35 mins which means it is shorter than the common Korean drama length and going to helm the direction of the drama, director “Yoo Cheol Yong” of dramas “All In” and lately “Triangle” and the filming will be totally in Korea.
I must admit that I am not that impressed with the director’s resume but I am happy they at least got an experienced director and production team for the drama and hopefully the quality will be good overall. Also on another note one thing I don’t like about the final name of the drama is that it will make it hard to search for the drama as it is a common expression to describe a couple or for awards 😦
Now more of the plot:
Best Couple’s background is set in modern day Korean entertainment industry. The story is about two top stars entering into a fake marriage with their own secret agendas, and through their efforts to defend their fake marriage in public, they learn about about each other’s pains and weaknesses and eventually end up together.
The female lead “Choi Hwan Young” comes from a chaebol family and is an arrogant top star. She is neglected by her parents and due to a family feud/conspiracy, she must act strong in order to survive even though she is weak at times.
The male lead “Hee Sung” comes from a poor background and through hard work becomes a top star. He finds himself emotionally involved with his first love, fake wife and admirer.
The leads first met each other through a Korean virtual couple variety program and later through a fake marriage, these two people find true love and their true selves.
Da-hae’s Character “Choi Hwan Young” Description:
Motto: I am rich and beautiful, plus I am nice. Doesn’t that make you mad? I don’t care!Occupation: Singer turned actress, daughter/heiress from a chaebol familyReason for becoming a celebrity: Didn’t want to be an ordinary person, decided to become a singer, then found dancing in high heels too tiring, finally became an actress insteadFamily background: Chaebol daughter, rich, but has no one around her. To hide her loneliness, she keeps saying to herself “I don’t care”Turning point: Due to a will left by her father, she must get married within a month, and enters into a contract marriage for three years.
Motto: Whether it is love or work, once I give it my all (my heart), there is no way out.
Occupation: Actor (international top star)
Reason for becoming a celebrity: Didn’t want to sell his cow who is a like a brother to him.
Life in Seoul: He meets his first love in Seoul, decides to stay there and climbs his way up to international stardom
Turning point: His first love dumps him to marry into a chaebol family. Enters into a fake marriage in order to protect his first love.
Up for the second lead Korean actor “Park Gwang-hyun”
And here is his Character’s Description:
Motto: Hee Sung, you stole everything I love from me. My fame, and Hwan Young!Occupation: CEO of a large agencyBackground: Debuted in an idol group as leader, hailed as a young sensation in the entertainment industry. Later became a successful producer.Hwan Young is his arch rival. Eight years ago, when he was leader of an idol group, Hwan Young was only a country bumpkin in his eyes.
Up for the second female lead is Chinese actress “Wang Qiu Zi”
Motto: From rags to riches….this is the saying I hate the most. I long for “their world”.Occupation: Fiancée to the eldest son/heir of Korean conglomerate and Hwan Young’s first loveDescription: Fresh, innocent and gentle in appearance, with an intelligent and elegant aura. Her dress sense is conservative and traditional, but she is passionate deep down, filled with desires. Uses her beauty and feminine charms to satisfy her own desires.
For the supporting cast, in addition to Sora Jung who plays the role of Hee Sung’s Mother, we have two more Chinese actors add to the cast and those are Jia Zheng Yu who plays the character a paparazzi hired by Park Gwang-hyun’s character to follow Hee Sung and Shi Hao Chen.
Now for the pictures, seems they had in-door and out-door shooting for the posters and I am loving that we will get to see Da-hae in many epic wedding dresses judging from her IG picture and the first picture below ❤
And here is a picture from the agreement’s signing between the drama production, Korea Tourism Organization and Gangwon-do Development Corporation (We know the governor face already, kk^^)
And now for the filming BTS pictures, they are not much but the view is really amazing and the scenery is something I am looking forward to given how I loved that in “Hotel King” and also the production team have been going on location hunting for sometime now so they seems to have done their job when it comes to that.
And from the staff and cast, the weather is so cold over there (sometimes reaching Zero degrees at night) so fighting for them all while working through those conditions to entertain us 😦
Credit: As Tagged, Zhou Mi’s IG and Weibo, Naver via Samzz @ Soompi, PD Koh Facebook and Baidu | Translation: Ely_397 @ Soompi