KBS’s upcoming drama “Love Rain,” starring Girls’ Generation’s YoonA and Jang Geun Suk, released first teaser stills of YoonA’s contemporary character Ha Na from Hokaido, Japan. In the photos, YoonA looks noticeably different from her 1970s Kim Yoon Hee character, who’s described as a pure, elegant “campus goddess.” With her hair tied up in a cute ponytail and dressed in casual, spunky clothing, YoonA portrays her bright, cheerful Ha Na.
A representative from Yoon’s Color, the drama’s production company, stated, “YoonA has immersed herself into her spunky 2012 character and showed off a completely different charm from her shy, quiet 1970s character.”
“Love Rain” is a melo-love story set in two different periods – the 1970s and 2012. Jang Geun Suk and YoonA play Seo In Ha and Kim Yoon Hee, two college students who fall in love with each other in the 1970s; unfortunately, the two do not get their happily ever after. Fast forward to the present, Seo Joon, In Ha’s son (also played by Jang Geun Suk) meets and falls in love with Ha Na, Yoon Hee’s daughter (also played by YoonA). Jang Geun Suk’s 1970s Seo In Ha is a romantic arts student who is willing to lay down his life for the love of his life. His son Seo Joon, on the other hand, is a carefree photographer who enjoys a freewheeling lifestyle. YoonA’s 1970s Kim Yoon Hee is a pure, elegant “campus goddess,” while her daughter Ha Na is a bright and lovable character.
Director Yoon Seok Ho and writer Oh Soo Yeon, the masterminds behind the sensational melodramas “Winter Sonata” and “Autumn in my Heart” have teamed up once again to produce “Love Rain.” With the combination of Jang Geun Suk, YoonA, director Yoon Seok Ho, and writer Oh Soo Yeon, it doesn't come as a surprise that “Love Rain” has already secured a Japanese broadcaster.
“Love Rain” will premiere on KBS on March 26.