Jang Geun-seok has found his love interest for the Hong sisters idol-star drama You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요], and it’s 19-year-old Park Shin-hye (Radish Kimchi and Goong S).
The plot traces the growth and development of teenage aspiring pop stars as they are trained in idol groups. Jang’s character is a simple country boy who begins his life as an idol group member, while Park Shin-hye stretches her acting muscles playing two parts (twins), one (or both??) of whom falls for Jang Geun-seok.
This isn’t the first time Jang and Park have worked together; they’ve even shared an onscreen kiss before, in a CF for Etude House (watch CF below).
In addition to the Hong sisters writing team (Hong Gil Dong, My Girl), directing is PD Hong Sung-chang of Smile Again. I haven’t seen Smile Again — I tend to stay as far away from Kim Hee-sun dramas as I can — so I can’t weigh in on that, but I have enjoyed all four of the Hong sisters’ series thus far, even if it’s been in descending order. According to PD Hong (and as we can guess from the writing team’s history), the drama will be “bright and upbeat.”
I think Park Shin-hye has been uneven but is pretty likable; she caught viewers’ attention as a 13-year-old in Stairway to Heaven and later in Heaven’s Tree at 16. She kinda sucked in Goong S, but was better in her follow-up, Radish Kimchi. She and Jang Geun-seok are two former child actors who have made the transition into adult roles fairly gracefully.
You’re Beautiful will air on SBS on Wednesdays and Thursdays in October.
Here’s a clip of their Etude House cosmetics commercial:
Via E Daily