TVING’s upcoming drama “Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me” has shared a glimpse behind the scenes of its first script reading!

Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me” is a new romance drama about a magical notebook that can make anyone fall in love with someone for one month. When Seo Hee Soo, a college student and aspiring lyricist with low self-esteem (played by Han Ji Hyo), stumbles upon the notebook, she winds up becoming entangled with multiple men, including her guy friend Jung Shi Ho (played by NCT’s Doyoung).

The newly released video begins with footage of the stars running through their lines at the table read, before rewinding all the way back to the cast members introducing themselves to the entire room at the very beginning.

Han Ji Hyo describes her character Seo Hee Soo by explaining, “Hee Soo is someone who is very love-starved and desperate for love. So there are times when she feels very insecure and lonely. But she’s someone who can sincerely root for someone, who has a strong sense of responsibility, and who is very warm. She’s someone who would be a great friend to keep by your side.”

Meanwhile, Doyoung introduces his character by saying, “Shi Ho is a kid with emotional scars from his school days. But his wounds heal after he meets Hee Soo, and he naturally winds up developing one-sided feelings for her.”

Kwon Ah Reum will be playing the role of Park Se Jin, an honest and daring part-time worker who isn’t afraid of expressing her feelings. The actress describes her character as “someone who is bold and knows how to say the things she wants,” as well as someone who is “like a bulldozer” when pursuing the person she likes.

Bang Jae Min will play Kim Do Bin, a handsome and talented vocalist in the singer-songwriter club who gets involved with Seo Hee Soo because of her magical notebook. “On the outside, he looks a bit prickly and aloof, but I think he’s actually a very caring and considerate person in his heart,” he explains.

Son Hyun Woo will be playing Kim Kang Wook, an aloof older student in the same club as Seo Hee Soo. The actor remarks with a shy laugh, “Hyun Woo is the most popular guy on campus, and though it’s a bit embarrassing for me to say this myself, he’s a good singer and is also very handsome.”

Finally, Kim Ji Hoon describes his character Park Joon Young—a puppy-like younger guy that Seo Hee Soo meets at the library—as “an aggressive younger guy who falls in love with Hee Soo at first sight.”

“Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me” premieres on July 14 and will be available with subtitles on Viki. Check out the new behind-the-scenes video below!

Watch a teaser for the drama with English subtitles here:

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