On 15 September, Kim Jonghak Productions reports that the first “Healer” script reading was held on 11 September 2014 at the KBS2 Studios Annex in Yeouido. Lee Jung Seop PD and Kim Jin Woo PD, writer Song Ji Nah, plus actors Ji Chang Wook, Yoo Ji Tae, Park Min Young, Park Sang Won, Do Ji Won, Woo Hee Jin, Kim Mi Kyung, Baek Wong Sang, Oh Gwang Rok, Woo Hyun and production staff members were in attendance. Actors Jo Han Cheol, Park Sang Myeon and Sang Wook Park could not attend due to personal matters and other commitments to their currently-airing dramas.
Ji Chang Wook’s appearance is as the sexy messenger with both looks and brains, in addition to being skilled in the martial arts. Yoo Ji Tae’s drama comeback in six years is quite the topic of conversation, and has the essence of gentle charisma to take the role of star reporter Kim Moon Ho, envied as one of the top 1% of all Korean journalists. Internet newspaper reporter Chae Young Shin (Park Min Young) smiled cheerfully while reading her scenes.
After the end of the reading, Ji Chang Wook stated “The script reading was completed very enjoyably. I’m looking forward to what I think will be an enjoyable piece of work. I will work even harder and prepare in depth to show you a new appearance that I’ve yet to show before. Please look toward to the drama and give your support.”
Yoo Ji Tae also added “It is a great honour for me to work with writer Song Ji Nah, who helped me with my drama debut in my rookie days and I also look forward to the top notch directing of Lee Jung Seob PD. While reading, the appearances of the handsome Changwook-sshi in action and that of the cheerful pretty romcom heroine Minyoung-sshi naturally came to mind and I’m greatly anticipating that. I will do my best to present good acting in this show, and I will work hard to be a daddy long legs ahjusshi befitting of his height.”
Park Min Young ended with “This is the first script reading practice, and the presence of seniors whom I’ve not met in a long time make me slightly nervous. But thanks to the natural guidance of the PD and writer, I was able to relieve some of that anxiety and my anticipation for the first filming has increased. It is a great honour to meet these great people in one show and the thought of being able to learn a lot makes me even happier. Please look forward to it and give us your support.”
“Healer”‘ is a story of conflict between truth and belief after a star reporter working for a major broadcaster learns the reality of past events, and will be broadcast in early December after “Tomorrow Cantabile.”