Temperature of Love: Seo Hyun Jin talks about playing Yang Se Jong's girlfriend

Temperature of Love is the second drama where Seo Hyun-jin and Yang Se-jong have both appeared. Their first drama together was 'Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim.'

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A still photo from SBS drama 'Temperature of Love' featuring Yang Se-jong and Seo Hyun-jin. facebook.com/TemperatureOfLove2017

Having already appeared on SBS's hit K-drama 'Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim,' it was a bit awkward for both Seo Hyun-jin and Yang Se-jong to share the screen once again, this time as lovers in SBS drama 'Temperature of Love.' The 33-year-old actress revealed how it was to play her younger co-star's girlfriend in the new drama.

"The two of us once said that things might have been less awkward if we didn't know each other at all. He's such a polite and well-mannered person that acting as his girlfriend didn't come easily for me at first. But he's such a hardworking individual and he played such a complex role for his last drama that working with him made me think, 'Wow, he's so manly and mature. I've met such a great partner.' So I had a lot of fun," the 'Another Oh Hae-young' actress said about her 24-year old co-star, Yang Se-jong.

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Regarding the awkwardness, Yang Se-jong also said, "The first table script reading was really awkward. It felt so different from when we were working on 'Romantic Doctor Kim' together. So afterward, we sat down and talked for two to three hours. But once we actually started filming our scenes, all the awkwardness went away and I was able to focus on my character. I think that was all thanks to Seo Hyun Jin. Filming the drama has been a fun and enjoyable experience."

'Temperature of Love' follows two people from the "internet generation" who talk online and become interested enough to meet each other in person. From the still photos and the teaser trailer released, the chemistry between the lead actors is undeniable. Producing director (PD) Nam Geon had said a few weeks ago, "Lee Hyun-soo and On Jeong-sun had to be Seo Hyun-jin and Yang Se-jong."

The PD had praised actress Seo Hyun-jin, saying, "Seo Hyun Jin is an actress that every director wants to work with. It's the best casting I could have asked for," adding, "From the beginning, Lee Hyun Soo was Seo Hyun Jin. Seo Hyun Jin's energy makes Lee Hyun Soo." He was also happy with Yang Se-jong's performance and said, "Yang Se Jong tries very hard for his character. On set, he is very passionate. I see him as On Jeong Sun, not Yang Se Jong."

'Temperature of Love' will air its first episode on September 18 at 10 p.m. KST. It will occupy the Monday and Tuesday time slots.

This article was first published on September 14, 2017