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Choi Woo-shik, Kim Da-mi give sneak peek of new romance drama 'Our Beloved Summer'

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Choi Woo-shik in a scene from SBS's new drama,
Choi Woo-shik in a scene from SBS's new drama, "Our Beloved Summer"/ Courtesy of Studio N, Super Moon Pictures

By Kwak Yeon-soo

Actors Choi Woo-shik and Kim Da-mi are reuniting in SBS's new romance series "One Beloved Summer," three years after starring together in "The Witch: Part 1 - The Subversion."

The upcoming series centers on high school sweethearts who meet again after 10 years through a business relationship. A documentary they filmed as a couple suddenly goes viral online, and they are given a new chance.

Choi plays the role of Choi Woong, a successful illustrator, while Kim portrays Gook Yeon-soo, a workaholic PR specialist.

Returning to the small screen after four years since JTBC's "The Package," Choi picked "a well-written script" as the reason for choosing the project.

"Unlike movie scripts that reveal everything from beginning to end, drama scripts give actors only limited information about future episodes. I got to read the first few episodes, which left me curious to find out what happens next," he said.

Describing his character as an honest, free-spirited young man, Choi said he will showcase his acting range through the series.

"Choi's character was a low-performing student who had no dreams whatsoever. However, he defies all the odds to become a successful illustrator," he said.

Actor Kim Da-mi in a scene from SBS's new drama,
Actor Kim Da-mi in a scene from SBS's new drama, "Our Beloved Summer"/ Courtesy of Studio N, Super Moon Pictures

As for working with Kim, he shared, "Da-mi and I have kept in touch, and I was really excited about our reunion. In The Witch, we chased and tried to kill each other, whereas in this drama, we display a lovers' quarrel. Since this marks the second time working together, it felt a lot more comfortable and we discussed even the smallest details without hesitation."

Choi will also star in crime drama film "The Policeman's Lineage" alongside Cho Jin-woong.

The film revolves officer Min-jae (Choi), a policeman with strict ethical beliefs, who is secretly tasked with investigating another officer, Kang-yoon (Cho), who employs any means necessary to capture criminals.

Actress Kim, who got to showcase her range in the mystery horror action film "The Witch" and JTBC's hit drama "Itaewon Class," said she came across this project while wanting to portray a more common and realistic character.

"Yeon-soo looks strong on the outside, but is soft on the inside. She despises the weakness in herself. I tried to express those mixed emotions," she said.

"I have been looking forward to it since I heard that Choi would take on the role of Choi Woong. It was nice to have him around on set, and we were able to rely on each other and have fun together as acting partners."

"Our Beloved Summer" will premiere on Dec. 6, airing on SBS Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 p.m.


Kwak Yeon-soo yeons.kwak@koreatimes.co.kr


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