I am solidly interested in all three leads of My Secret Hotel. Their characters may sometimes act impetuously or seemingly in a calculating way, but infused throughout is the feeling of watching adults do a messy complicated dance of attraction. All the kudos goes to leads Yoo In Na, Jin Yi Han, and Namgong Min, both in acting talent and bringing to the table extra experience to sweeten the portrayal. The three leads attended a mid-drama press conference this week and revealed a lot about their experiences so far filming MSH. Jin Yi Han was declared the class clown of the gang, always a bright and goofy presence when the cameras stop rolling. He has also been ad libbing a lot of his character’s lines and interactions with Yoo In Na, apparently the comedic side to his character wasn’t written in but he decided to make what was written as the cold successful chaebol architect into someone who can show his off kilter side around his ex-wife.
Yoo In Na teased that the true OTP in this drama may end up being Sung Gyum and Hae Young since the two male leads have become fast friends what with being the same age and having very compatible dispositions. Jin Yi Han confessed he sees Namgong Min like a same age hyung that he can complain to and aegyo with when filming gets tough. LOL, I totally would dig that alterna-ship. When asked which of the two male lead characters she would choose in real life, Yoo In Na would pick Sung Gyum because he’s so emotionally invested and straightforward in his pursuit of the girl. True dat. I think it’s abundantly clear that Sang Hyo and Hae Young are the end game but it’s nice to keep Sung Gyum a vested rival in the competition since Hae Young clearly has the energy to win back the wife despite increasingly stacked odds.