Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is Netflix’s newest K-drama rom-com offering that’s bound to steal our hearts with its heart-fluttering love story set in a beautiful seaside village. Whether you’re searching for a sweet escape, looking for a new feel-good story to enjoy or need a healing drama, there’s so much to love and be excited about.
Ahead of the K-drama’s premiere on Netflix, the cast—Kim Seon-ho, Shin Min-a and Lee Sang-yi—as well as director Yu Je-won shares with us about what drew them to their characters, their upcoming chemistry and what Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is a perfect rom-com that has everything, you might be looking for.
Tell us about the series.
Director Yu: It’s a story of a Seoul city girl, Yoon Hye-jin (Shin Min-a) who arrives at the seaside village, she meets Du-sik, the handyman (Kim Seon-ho). Because of the new environment, they grow fond of each other even if they are very different. She sees something in him that she's not familiar with. The same for him.
What drew you to join the series?
Kim: It’s a heartwarming, human story. I play the role of someone unemployed but able to do everything. I thought about what I could bring to the character. Overall, it's just a heartwarming story.
Shin: When I received the script, it was a great read and great fun. I also wanted to come back to the rom-com genre. While I was trying to find a rom-com that I wanted to return to, it was such a well-written script and well-thought so I was drawn to my character.
Lee: I was also drawn to the fun and interesting story. I felt like I was transported to this seaside village. And of course, being able to act alongside Min-a and Seon-ho.
Fans are already calling you (Kim and Shin) the perfect visual couple, how was your chemistry on set?
Shin: It was really good. Before starting, I already knew there were high expectations. Seon-ho has good character and is a comfortable person to be with. Even without acting, there is flexibility and chemistry between the two of us.
Kim: I totally agree with Min-a. I was talking about this with Sang-yi that Min-a is really a good person. She accepts our playful side and she’s a fun person to be with. Every moment on set, we are enjoying ourselves together. She also prepares jokes with us and throws them at us and we are able to carry that on and on with that so the set becomes more fun.