Upcoming Korean drama Pinocchio has attracted a fair bit of buzz prior to its launch. Two of the country’s brightest young stars, Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye, will team up for the first time to headline the drama.
Touted as a romantic melodrama, it will chronicle Choi In Ha (Park Shin Hye) and Choi Dal Po’s (Lee Jong Suk) journey as reporters.
In Ha suffers from “Pinocchio syndrome” – she gets afflicted with violent hiccups whenever she tells anything but the truth. Dal Po starts off as a country bumpkin but transforms into an eloquent rookie reporter with a photographic memory.
Park Shin Hye first starred in drama Stairway to Heaven in 2003 and has headlined countless projects, including wildly popular The Heirs in 2013. This, however, will be the first role in which her character has a stable job.
The cast gathered for a press conference ahead of the drama’s release, where Lee Jong Suk revealed that the messy mop of hair he donned for some of his scenes caused his hair to fall out, chuckling that he felt immense relief once he was able to take it off as it felt “nice and cool”.
Pinocchio will air its first episode on November 12 on SBS.