Remember the cute baseball-playing kid who played Moon Geun-young‘s age-appropriate boyfriend (before she hooks up with Kim Rae-won) in the cute 2004 romantic comedy My Little Bride? Well, the two are pairing up again, because Park Jin-woo has just been cast in SBS’s upcoming high-profile sageuk drama The Painter of Wind.
The main loveline looks to be between Moon and Park Shin-yang — although I’m sure everyone’s wondering how that odd pairing is going to result in any sort of romantic chemistry (honestly, he could play her father). But Park Jin-woo is sure to add some conflict; he plays a royal painter in training, son of a powerful man who pushes himself to succeed on his own merits. He has a rivalry with Moon’s character, allowing jealousy to come between them (described as the Salieri to Moon’s Mozart).
While I don’t think Park Jin-woo has really proven himself yet, I think he has potential, and I’ve always enjoyed watching him. No, being a part of the Nonstop sitcom series is hardly a validation of acting prowess, but these days, what pretty boy or girl hasn’t had a stint on it? (After all, former Nonstop alums include Gu Hye-sun, Han Ye-seul, Hyun Bin, Jang Nara, and Jo In-sung.) He’s also got some pretty decent comic timing (see: Bad Family), although I’m guessing he probably won’t be needing it with Painter, which premieres in September.
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