The upcoming cop-loses-memory-and-thinks-he’s-a-thug romantic-comedy drama (phew, that’s a mouthful) Haeundae Lovers now has its love triangle, with the addition of Jung Seok-won (Rooftop Prince, Ojakkyo Brothers) to the mix. He’ll challenge Kim Kang-woo (aforementioned amnesiac) for the affections of Jo Yeo-jung, a mobster’s daughter—and to play off the whole which-side-of-the-law-are-you-on? question, he’s a lawyer. Oh yeah, and also a hotel vice president. Is he also a diplomat? Because why be ONE perfect, wealthy Daddy Long Legs when you can be two? (Or three?)
This role will take Jung in a slightly different direction image-wise, since he’s going to be the cold, ambitious businessman this time around. His driving force behind the takeover of a hotel in Haeundae, Busan, is to win Daddy’s recognition—what would dramaland be without a withholding father figure?—but I imagine his plans’ll run into a hitch when he comes across the Seoul cop and his love interest.
Jung does have the outward appearance to fit the “cold city man” cliche, though I’ll miss his silly, comic side; he’s got a pretty good deadpan, and solid wry timing as well. And after Rooftop Prince, I’ll never be able to see him as anything other than a Zoolander. ‘Cause… just look at that face:
Haeundae Lovers will film entirely in Haeundae and replaces Big as a Monday-Tuesday drama starting August 13.
Via E News 24
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