Kim Jae-won, Lee Bo-young consider new SBS drama
The beauty of Dramabeans is that I know I won’t be the only one who laughs first upon hearing that Kim Jae-won’s next drama possibility is titled I Hear Your Voice. Will his next drama title continue the conversation and reply, Yes, But Can You Also Hear My Thoughts?
For now, I Can Hear Your Voice is the SBS project that is reported to be considering both Kim Jae-won (Can You Hear My Heart?) and Lee Bo-young (My Daughter Seo-young). The actors have countered with their usual round of initial cagey responses (“It’s not final” and “Nothing is decided yet”) but the show has confirmed that it is courting both stars.
The drama is about a lawyer who is appointed by the state to represent a defendant who has “not even a 1% chance of being declared innocent.” How nice of you to determine that for him before the trial, drama. It would certainly be an interesting choice for Kim Jae-won, who has built up his career with roles that suit his cheery, open, friendly appearance. (In other words: not an accused criminal.) Neither he nor Lee Bo-young has confirmed the drama yet, though I expect to hear finalizations sooner than later; the drama will be airing after current Wednesday-Thursday drama All About My Romance.
The premise is very vague thus far but sounds a bit darker than I’d expect of its writer, Park Hye-ryun, who previously wrote cheerier fare such as Dream High, Kimchi Cheese Smile, and Nonstop 5. Either she’s branching out into more serious dramatic waters or there’s a lighter bent to this premise than I’m seeing at the moment. Still, Kim Jae-won and Lee Bo-young are pretty solid TV drama performers — neither is particularly known for their technical acting skills, but they’re able to draw in mainstream audiences — so we’ll have to see how this legal drama shakes out. It’ll premiere in June.
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