Singer Horan is joining her Clazziquai counterpart Alex in the acting realm, and has been cast in her first drama project, KBS’s upcoming romantic-comedy series My Country Calls [국가가 부른다].
The drama recently cast Lee Soo-kyung as its leading lady; she plays a lowly policewoman with little professional spirit and who believes that even if you might have to bend the rules a bit, nothing’s impossible. Her character directly contrasts with Kim Sang-kyung, who plays an intelligence agent who believes that rules are meant to be kept. (Sounds a little like Rivals, aka Powerful Opponents, doesn’t it?) Ryu Jin also stars.
Horan plays a “perfect woman” who is also an intelligence agent, with outstanding looks, smarts, skills, and loving family. She accomplishes anything she sets her mind to, and is called a “goddess class” agent. But she’s not so far above reach as to be unappealing, and is also described as an “eom-chin-ddal” — the kind of daughter all moms love. She is the first love to Kim Sang-kyung’s character, who has been unable to forget her. This sets up the love triangle between them and Lee Soo-kyung.
Horan said, “I’m thrilled at this new challenge. It’s an honor for me to work with other actors like Kim Sang-kyung, Lee Soo-kyung, and Ryu Jin. I’ll learn a lot and do my best to portray ‘Choi Eun-seo.’”
Although this is her first television acting role, it’s not her acting debut; she has been in a stage musical in the past. In addition to singing for electronica group Clazziquai, Horan is also the voice of indie band Ibadi. She has also been a radio DJ and hosted an educational literature program, and penned a book of essays.
My Country Calls follows Birth of the Rich on Mondays and Tuesdays, and premieres April 26.
Via My Daily
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