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Kim Soo Hyun, IU, Cha Tae Hyun and Gong Hyo Jin came together for the Producer press conference today, each taking a moment to pose both in character and as themselves. To those of us who are used to seeing a different persona from these top actors, the photos seem totally unexpected. Let's take an in depth look at the role each actor will play in this hot new drama! 

Cindy (IU), is a top-star and temperamental singer. She debuted as a child at the age of 13. Now at the young age of 23, she can actually be considered a veteran. She has the nickname "Ice Princess" for her coldness and lack of emotion. In real life, IU is one of the Korea’s most beloved K-pop stars. Her first album debuted to success. As an actress, she starred in You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin and was previously the host of real life music variety show Music Trend.


Baek Sung Chan (Kim Soo Hyun) is a fresh new producer. He was a law graduate of an ivy-league school who now works in the variety department of KBS. He made the career switch after following in the footsteps of his first love, which didn’t exactly work out for him. Although he is intelligent, he is also clumsy. As the new intern he has a lot to learn if he wants to succeed in the Korean entertainment industry.

Ra Joon Mo (Cha Tae Hyun), is a seasoned producer and director who has worked in the industry for ten years as well. Yet despite his immense experience and his contributions to numerous shows, he has yet to develop a single hit show that he can be proud to call his own. Chae Tae Hyun is a cast member on the real life variety show 2 Days 1 Night. His role as Ra Joon Mo in Producer will include a turn as a producer of 2 Days 1 Night. He is most well known for his lead role in international hit My Sassy Girl.

Tak Ye Ji (Gong Hyo Jin) is a hot-shot producer who gets things done her way. She has ten years of experience in the industry. She is smart and ambitious, but can be caustic in her criticism, as she doesn’t sugarcoat her opinions. She is the director of the popular show "Music Bank". If Baek Sung Chan wants to succeed, he'll need outperform her expectations…or avoid Tak Ye Ji completely, neither of which will be easy tasks. Gong Hyo Jin was the lead of recent fan favorite It’s Okay That’s Love and previously starred in the drama Master’s Sun.

It's unusual to see Gong Hyo Jin and IU look so standoffish in drama press conferences because they stayed in character for some of it. Kim Soo Hyun's character is a lot like his character in Dream High, but very different from his last character in My Love From Another Star, which was also by the writer of Producer. Cha Tae Hyun will perhaps be the most comfortable in his role as he is already a cast member on 2 Days 1 Night in real life.

Watch the new 7-minute preview to see these characters in action:

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