Saturday, June 18, 2011
“Heartstrings” Reveal Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye’s Character Stills
Upcoming drama “Heartstrings” released teaser stills of its two leads, Lee Shin (CNBlue’s Jung Yong Hwa) and Lee Gyu Won (Park Shin Hye). The character shots were enough for the drama's fans to catch a glimpse of the leads’ personalities. Jung Yong Hwa’s Lee Shin is a snobby, prickly guitar prodigy who’s life revolves around his band and guitar. Park Shin Hye’s Lee Gyu Won is a bubbly music student who studies the gayageum, a traditional twelve-stringed Korean instrument. The two will share a bickering, yet cute romance as a college campus couple who share a passion for music.
“Heartstrings” is Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye’s second drama together in two years. In 2009, they, along with Jang Geun Suk and FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki, starred in popular drama “You’re Beautiful” as part of the fictional boy band A.N.Jell. “You’re Beautiful” helped jumpstart their careers overseas, and each of the four actors/singer have been able to establish themselves as the next generation of Hallyu stars. Fans will finally get to see Jung Yong Hwa coupled with Park Shin Hye as they display their perfect on-screen chemistry once again for “Heartstrings.”
Jung Yong Hwa commented, “Two years ago, I was the one who watched Park Shin Hye from behind, playing her guardian angel. He [his character from “You’re Beautiful”] was truly a great guy, but there were times where I was extremely frustrated because he kept missing chances to show her [Park Shin Hye’s character from “You’re Beautiful”] his true feelings.” He added, “I’m excited to show viewers this new Lee Shin because he’s more in charge of his emotions. While he’s described as snobby and arrogant, he doesn’t hide his emotions and is more open with them.”
Park Shin Hye stated, “In our last drama together, I received so much from Jung Yong Hwa’s character. However, this time around, there are times when I’m basically placing him on a pedestal, doing whatever he asks and supporting him.”
Melodrama “Heartstrings” is about young love, friendships, and dreams. It’s a family friendly drama that can be enjoyed by viewers of any age and is produced by director Pyo Min Soo, the mastermind behind sensational drama “Full House” (2004), starring Rain (aka Jung Ji Hoon) and Song Hye Kyo. “Heartstrings” will premiere June 29th on MBC following “The Greatest Love.”