New Korean romantic comedy series Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha , one of the most anticipated K-dramas this year, is finally set to take off today, August 28, with actors Shin Min-a and Kim Seon-ho as the leads. The actors expressed high hopes for the series during an online media conference on Tuesday, August 24, giving a glimpse of their chemistry . 4 K-drama reunions that drove fans wild “We have such great acting chemistry. Kim Seon-ho has such a great personality and is a type of a person who makes others comfortable,” Shin said. “I wanted to have flexibility in acting with this series and Kim was so considerate. I think we clicked very well.” Adding that he enjoyed every moment of work on the show, Kim said: “Shin is very open to exchanging opinions and creating the scenes. She would always come up with funny ideas and would show them to us, which were really amusing.” Are BTS playing fair to dominate the US Billboard chart? Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha , directed by Yoo Je-won who led Oh My Ghost and Tomorrow, with You , is set in a fictional seaside village – the peaceful and close-knit Gongjin. “This is a story of a city woman Hye-jin settling into a town by a seaside, as she meets Du-sik. Because the two come from very different backgrounds, they bicker all the time, which brings them closer to each other,” the director said of the series. “And as they do, she learns to mingle with the town’s people and Du-sik also grows [as a person] from being by her side.” He added that viewers will also enjoy the scenery of the coastal city and the sea. “Our series doesn’t revolve around dynamic elements or story, but rather it will offer small, intimate healing moments,” he said. BTS burns: 4 times the K-pop supergroup struggled on their way to the top This is the first romantic comedy series in about five years for Shin, who has made several hits within the genre. She noted that she was looking to take part in a romcom when she was offered the role. “When I read the script, it was well-composed and the story was really interesting. And the biggest reason I chose it is because I was drawn to the character Hye-jin,” she said. “I’ve been doing works across genres to show different acting abilities. Now, I want to do a soft-hearted, feel-good series, so I’ve decided to join.” Shin has also starred in Chief of Staff , My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Oh My Venus and Tomorrow, With You while Kim was a breakout star in Start-Up . Kim’s character Du-sik has no official, full-time employment, yet he juggles multiple jobs, lending a hand to townspeople whenever they need help. The actor said that he had to learn various skills to portray his character. Would-be Olympians? 5 Korean stars who trained to be athletes first “I thought it would be so fun to play a multifaceted character. Du-sik does a lot of things. So I took lessons on how to surf, and to brew coffee. As I was studying for the character, I learned different skills,” he said. “But despite his talents, he actually doesn’t even have anything that he could call his profession. So I wanted my character to be well-blended with the neighbours.” Actor Lee Sang-yi – who recently caused a stir as part of MSG Wannabe, a pop group project formed through the popular reality show Hangout with Yoo – plays Ji Sung-hyun, the star producer of variety shows and Hye-jin’s friend from college. He noted that the producer of Hangout with Yoo , Kim Tae-ho – who is also famous for leading the popular variety show Infinite Challenge – helped him to build his character. 4 K-pop idols paving the way by coming out as LGBTQ+ “I watched a lot of variety shows to take reference for my character. While I took part in the MSG Wannabe project, I got to observe producer Kim,” he said. “He wasn’t much of a talker on the set. It was important to just see the overall picture from a step back, like giving the cast members room to have fun on the set.” This article originally appeared on Korea Times Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .