School’s reformed bad boy joins You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin
Aw, yay, the rookie actors from School 2013 are already starting to take off. If you’re anything like me and having major School withdrawal pangs, then you’ll be happy to know that the fresh-faced cast is hungry to return to dramaland. The first to be back on television is one of the show’s resident bad-boys-turned-good. I know what you’re thinking: WHICH reformed bad boy? There were like a hundred of them! It’s Lee Ji-hoon, whose character (who went by the same name) had a great turnaround in the series and went from being a bully to a student with hopes and dreams.
He’ll be joining the cast of the weekend drama You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, starring IU as the title character. Her love interest in the drama will be played by Jo Jung-seok, and Lee Ji-hoon has been cast to play the hero’s best friend. They’re going to be so cute together. Jo Jung-seok is cute with anybody, but a huge part of his breakout stardom is really because he was such an awesome sidekick bestie. Who better to be paired with when you’re the newbie actor? It’s described as a comedic role, and the director reportedly cast him specifically because of his performance in School.
The drama centers around Mom (Go Doo-shim) and her three daughters, played by IU, Yoo Inna, and Sohn Tae-young. The heroine, the youngest of the three sisters, wants to become a star, and it’s the story of her start in the industry, along with family hijinks of course. Lee Mi-sook plays the top-star-turned-agency-exec who will represent her, and Jo Jung-seok works for her at the agency. It’s being produced by the director of Gaksital and the writer of Marry Me.
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin follows My Daughter Seo-young and premieres March 9 on KBS.