Yikes! This news totally took us by surprise. Firstly, Lotte Duty Free has revised its upcoming CF/web mini-drama featuring Ji Chang Wook to its new title of “7 First Kisses”… and then scheduled a press conference for 11:00am TODAY at the Lotte World Cinemas-Tower Point in Jamsil, Songpa-gu, Seoul.
Lotte’s title of the mini-drama required this slight change, as Lee Min Ho was added to the Hottie Lineup at the last minute, thereby making the total count 7 actors (instead of the previously-promoted 6). The emcee for the press conference was none other than Super Junior’s Leeteuk (Super Junior also being endorsers for Lotte Duty Free). Unfortunately, Park Hae Jin (who appeared by video), Lee Min Ho and Lee Jong Suk were not in attendance at this press conference due to their current drama filming conflicts.
About 70 travel agencies from China, Japan and Southeast Asia participated in this web drama’s press conference, where 11 entertainment agencies including Glorious Entertainment signed MOUs (Memorandum of Understanding) with Lotte Duty Free in order to further promote Hallyu and Korean domestic tourism. All the tour representatives in attendance are on a 3-day familiarisation trip which included this press conference and a tour of the Lotte World Tower Observatory facilities. Lotte Duty Free also invited a number of “Wang Hong” (a term used to describe Chinese Internet stars) to assist with their promotions in China.
Ji Chang Wook said during the interview, “I was a secret agent in my previous drama ‘The K2,’ but frankly I wanted to play a nice and gentle role in this work. I asked the production team to change the scenario, but apparently I was turned down (laughs). So [again], I will be the only one performing action, and will [again] show some skin.”
This production is touted as a blockbuster romance drama about Min Soo Jin (played by actress Lee Cho Hee) a staff at a duty free store, who has to choose between 7 different men who will try to win her heart. It will comprise of 8 episodes, each lasting 10 minutes.
“7 First Kisses” will be released through domestic Korean and overseas online sites in mid-December, just in time for all your holiday shopping needs.
23 November Update: “7 First Kisses” will begin airing its first of the 8 episodes Mondays and Thursdays on 5 December 2016 at 10:00am KST through the Naver TVCast network: http://m.entertain.naver.com/tvBrand/4759338/news. (This is merely a placeholder; the link will go live on 5 December prior to the first broadcast.)
Enjoy the shots from the photowall!
Credits: As watermarked