de Lily Alice, Junho 26, 2023

ENA's upcoming series, The Day of the Kidnapping (directed by Park Yoo Young, and written by Kim Je Young) unveiled stills from its script reading session. 

The K-drama tells the story of Kim Myung Joon, a warm-hearted but financially struggling man, who is desperate to raise money for his daughter's surgery. It is during this time that his ex-wife proposes a drastic solution: kidnapping a child from a wealthy family. Driven by desperation, Kim Myung Joon reluctantly agrees to her suggestion.

However, as he tries to abduct Choi Ro Hee, he accidentally hits a young girl, who happens to be Choi Ro Hee herself. And to his surprise, Choi Ro Hee has lost her memory.

Seizing the opportunity, Kim Myung Joon pretends to be Choi Ro Hee's father and brings her to his home. He tries to contact Choi Ro Hee's parents and demand a ransom, but all his calls go unanswered. He then drives to their residence, only to witness a grim sight: the lifeless bodies of Choi Ro Hee's parents being carried away on stretchers.

To make matters worse, Choi Ro Hee uncovers the web of deceit spun by Kim Myung Joon, including the fact that he is not her real father.

The K-drama promises a blend of melodrama and thrill as it tells the extraordinary story of an inept kidnapper and an 11-year-old genius girl. Despite their stark differences, the clumsy and flawed kidnapper and the sophisticated young genius embark on a delightful journey to seek the truth.

The script reading of the drama brought together director Park Yoo Young and writer Kim Je Young, and the cast which includes Yoon Kye SangPark Sung HoonYu NaKim Shin RokKim Sang HoSeo Jae Hee, and Kang Young Seok

The actors immersed themselves in their respective characters, delivering flawless performances during the script reading.

Actor Yoon Kye Sang impressed with his portrayal of the inept and weak-minded kidnapper, Kim Myung Joon. The actor draws the audience into his character's story, who becomes a prime murder suspect while attempting the kidnapping. Yoon Kye Sang expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, "I chose this drama because of its phenomenal script. With such talented actors on board, an expectation-exceeding harmony is formed." 

Whereas, Park Sung Hoon delivered a compelling performance as the sharp-witted and strong-willed detective, Park Sang Yoon. As he unravels the kidnapping case involving Kim Myung Joon, he discovers strange secrets related to it. The actor remarked, "The vibe of the script reading session was excellent. With an interesting script and the participation of talented senior and junior actors, I am eagerly looking forward to our chemistry on set. 

Yu Na, who plays the role of Choi Ro Hee, showcased her marvelous acting skills despite her young age. Choi Ro Hee is a genius girl with an extraordinary and calm mind.  Yuna shared her experience working with Yoon Gye Sang saying that their synergy was perfect. 

Kim Shin Rok impressed the audience with her enigmatic charisma in the role of Seo Hye Eun, Kim Myung Joon's ex-wife. Having abruptly disappeared from Kim Myung Joon and their daughter's lives, Seo Hye Eun returns after three years and proposes kidnapping Yu Na. The actress expressed her excitement, stating, "Seo Hye Eun's plans and motivations are shrouded in secrecy, and I am eagerly searching for hidden clues. The script was very intriguing, but during the script reading session, it became even more interesting. I have high expectations, and I hope everyone enjoys the drama".

Kim Sang Ho brought a dose of tension into the drama as Park Cheol Won, an employee at a security company, while Seo Jae Hee portrayed Mo Eun Seon, a neurosurgeon, and Kang Young Seok played Jayden, a fund manager. The impeccable acting skills of the cast, combined with a script that seamlessly blends humor, thrills, and melodrama, have heightened the anticipation for the premiere.

The Day of the Kidnapping is set to air soon. The exact premiere date is yet to be announced. Stay tuned!