During the press conference on the morning of the 6th, Lee Young Ae cited “music” as her primary reason for choosing the project. She explained, “There have been films about classical music conductors, but I am not aware of any Korean dramas that have told the story of a female conductor. This piqued my interest as an actress. The plot was very engaging, and I was eager to work with the cast and the director. It all just clicked.”
Referencing the 2008 drama Beethoven Virus, in which Kim Myung Min starred as a conductor, the actress remarked, “It was a great show, but it’s been a long time since it aired. I realized there haven’t been many dramas about conductors and classical music since then. While it (Beethoven Virus) was good, I am confident in our project. I am grateful to the production team and fellow actors who have contributed greatly.”
Meanwhile, Maestra: Strings of Truth revolves around the world of classical music, focusing on Maestra Cha Se Eum, a female conductor who is among the rare 5% of female conductors worldwide. She is a genius, often referred to as a legend, who embarks on a quest to uncover the truth behind events surrounding her orchestra while concealing her own secrets. Lee Young Ae plays the title role, with other notable actors like Lee Moo Saeng, Kim Young Jae, and Hwang Boreumbyeol joining the cast. The drama is set to premiere on tvN on September 9th, at 9:20 PM KST.