Oh Ji Ho as a single father
Hard-bodied actor Oh Ji Ho has been cast in his next role — as a single dad, in the KBS2 drama Single Papa in Love.
Oh costars with Kang Sung Yeon, who also appeared in the film The King and the Clown and the drama Let’s Get Married, in the drama about a man raising his son alone after being abandoned by his first love. By day he works as a pest exterminator, by night as a martial artist. The baby momma is played by Kang, a cold and proud woman who left her family to study abroad (ah, the ever-useful plot device!) as a pianist.
Oh Ji Ho’s last drama may have flopped, but he fared well in 2006’s Fantasy Couple. And while there have been plenty of single-mom dramas and movies out there, the single-father angle has been explored much less frequently. Although, given how Oh’s character in Fantasy Couple was very nearly a single father (single uncle, raising three young nephews on his own), perhaps this role won’t seem so unfamiliar after all.
Single Papa will follow Bad Love and airs in February.
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