Disney+’s newest melodrama Call It Love wants to convey a deeper message

The 16-part series premieres on Disney+ on 22 Feb (Wed).

Avier Tan

| February 22, 2023
The case of Call It Love posing for a photo call at the press conference. Photo: Disney+

Disney+’s own romantic melodrama Call It Love is finally ready to meet fans.

Starring Lee Sung-kyung and Kim Young-kwang, it was initially teased at the Disney+ APAC Content Showcase held in Singapore last December.

The 16-part series is centred around main leads Lee Sung-kyung, who plays Shim Woo-joo and Kim Young-kwang who portrays Han Dong-jin.

Main leads Kim Young-kwang and Lee Sung-kyung pose for a photo call. Photo: Disney+

After Shim’s father committed an act of infidelity and thereafter passed away, her life hit rock bottom. To add fire to the fuel, his mistress later chased her out of the house.

But here’s the catch, she later falls in love with Han, who’s the son of the mistress of her late father.

Ahead of the release of the melodrama, a closed-door press conference was held yesterday at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square, Seoul.

The two main leads were in attendance, alongside Sung Joon, Ahn Hee-yeon, better known as Hani, Kim Ye-won and director Lee Kwang-young.

“I felt a sense of trust from the director,” Lee Sung-kyung told the press at the session.

Director Lee’s assurance allowed her to bring her character to life with her personal interpretations.

But male lead Kim Young-kwang has a separate concern.

Cast of Call It Love in a promotional still. Photo: Disney+

As the duo are close friends in reality, having to shoot a drama together alongside each other as the female and male lead proves to be a challenge.

To immerse themselves in the role, they refrained from joking around with each other on set.

And it paid off. Director Lee praised the chemistry between the actors and their considerate natures on set even though they have very differing personalities.

Despite the rather absurd and unlikely romance plot, the drama does hope to convey a deeper message.

The point is that these characters are no more than ordinary people who are still living their lives despite experiencing these negative emotions.

And the drama aims to show viewers that they are not alone in their struggle.

The heartwarming melodrama premieres on Disney+ on 22 Feb (Wed).


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