On April 17, KBS revealed videos of the first meetings between the stars of the upcoming drama ‘Producer‘, and it was quite interesting to see their interactions!

IU and Gong Hyo Jin met in a waiting room, where Gong Hyo Jin asked IU, “How old are you? We probably have a 10 year difference?” IU replied, “I’m 23 years old (Korean age),” surprising Gong Hyo Jin. The actress responded, “We’re over 10 years apart. It’ll probably be difficult for you [to approach].”

For reference, IU was born in 1993 and Gong Hyo Jin was born in 1980. The two tried to continue their conversation though they had short responses and long pauses. Gong Hyo Jin then asked about the premiere date for ‘Producer’. IU said, “It keeps getting pushed back.” Gong Hyo Jin comically replied, “Nothing is decided for this drama. It doesn’t even have a premiere date!” IU said, “I see no one knows. I thought I was the only one who didn’t know.” Gong Hyo Jin exclaimed, “I found out who was cast through news articles!
When it was Kim Soo Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun‘s time to meet, it was equally awkward until Kim Soo Hyun brought up schooling. He said, “What elementary school did you go to?” Cha Tae Hyun said, “Elementary school? Il Won Elementary School.” “I graduated from Il Won Elementary School,” Kim Soo Hyun said, leading Cha Tae Hyun to give him a welcoming handshake. Cha Tae Hyun asked, “Then what middle school did you go to?” Kim Soo Hyun said, “Joong Dong Middle School,” and Cha Tae Hyun immediately let out his hand again for another handshake, making Kim Soo Hyun laugh.

Cha Tae Hyun again mentioned that it’s been a while since Kim Soo Hyun’s last project, ‘My Love From the Star‘, and that he must like Park Ji Eun, who wrote that drama and also ‘Producer’. Kim Soo Hyun agreed and replied, “I wanted to take on an ‘uncool’ role that could break my image.” Cha Tae Hyun said, “When I heard that they gave you the script, I said, ‘I 100% [guarantee] he won’t do it. Why would he take on this role?’” causing Kim Soo Hyun to laugh.


The drama ‘Producer’ will air its first episode on May 8 at 9:15pm KST. Are you going to watch the premiere?