Drama Casting & News
Song Jae-rim cast as Lee Jun-ki’s enemy in Two Weeks
by | May 14, 2013 | 79 Comments

Lee Jun-ki recently signed on to play the hero of MBC’s upcoming Two Weeks, and now he’s got his enemy: Song Jae-rim has just joined the production and will play an expert killer who’s chasing down our hero. (In case you don’t recognize Song Jae-rim in the above picture, you may recognize him better—I know I did—sporting the long flowing tresses he had as the bodyguard in The Moon That Embraces the Sun, and also as part of the posse in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop. Hm, lots of Jung Il-woo love there.)

Two Weeks is the new thriller drama from the writer of 49 Days and Brilliant Legacy, So Hyun-kyung, and puts our hero on the run when he becomes the fall guy in a murder. Complicating his case is the daughter he finds out he has, who’s suffering from leukemia. No word yet on why Song is chasing the hero, though I’ll hazard the guess that he’s the real culprit and he’s out to tie loose ends. Or perhaps he’s working for the culprit, just doing his job. Killing people and such.

I can’t say much about Song Jae-rim’s acting, in that he had very little to do in both the abovementioned dramas. He was just one of the rich boys in Ramyun Shop, and I always felt like he should have had a bigger role in Moon/Sun (like a loveline with the female bodyguard), but fell to the wayside in favor of other plotlines like so many things in that drama. He is currently appearing in the cable drama Nail Shop Paris… but the less said about that show, the better. I do think he can pull off that stone-faced scary look, as befits a killer-stalker-antagonist, so he does look the part. We’ll have to tune in to see if he proves to be a worthy foe.

Two Weeks will be a Wednesday-Thursday drama on MBC following Queen of the Classroom. It premieres in August.

Via Sports Seoul


79 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Cashie

    I think he looks hotter with the long hair

    • 1.1 kfangurl

      True, dat! But he does also rock the goatee quite nicely ^^

      • 1.1.1 mary

        *butts in* He rocks everything!

        Including my world! Heh. Hehe. So cheesy…

        Why am I even in this year old post?

        *runs away*

        • mary

          WHY AM I BACK? Will this be a yearly thing? Visiting all Dramabeans posts about Song Jae-rim and commenting?


          • Fun-Lugha

            Oh Mary! I came here wondering if you were crazy about ‘Rim oppa’ from this way back…looks like I got my answer lols

    • 1.2 Jess

      I KNOW he looks hotter with the long (black) hair. But me still likes!

    • 1.3 Ivoire

      Do you guys know how old he is? He looks older in the 1st picture (as opposed to the 2nd one).

      • 1.3.1 Danna

        he’s an ’85er…yes, i’m keeping tabs on everyone in that age group to see who’ll be off to the army first

    • 1.4 Danna

      So true! almost had to take a double take when I saw the first pic

    • 1.5 Jo

      I like how his face can look considerable different with every role..but seriously. I don’t think his resume has much…bragging rights. His roles were always so………..bla.

  2. Annebelievable

    Im really enjoying him in nail shop paris. He lpoks really different with the haircut and the dry job

    • 2.1 Pearl

      Seriously! Every year one more show (at least) about That-Girl-Who-Wants-To-Pass-For-A-Boy-but-looks-too-Girly-For-A-Boy? The scenario looks so like a puzzle with parts from all that gender bender dramas that have been around before. Every single cliche that they could use, they used it!
      I won’t pretend I didn’t watch it. It is funny in that “I am too tired to use my brain and I need some silly stuff to relax” way. It has one good part, though. Song Jae-rim’s acting, revealed for the first time. I mean, he has the chance to act here and does it pretty well. He is, maybe, the only one of the steady cast that shows any emotions at all, that has not a face carved in stone.
      I could have not recognize him, unless this post, though. He is sooo different without the complete hair transformation (Head and facial? Did he really need all that to change his I am boy-man image?) All in all, it is good for a before going to bed drama-session.

      • 2.1.1 Naz

        Yeah, Nail Shop Paris was one hot mess of WTF. But Songs character was fleshed out and adorable compared to the others. His character was strong yet awkward and innocent. I’m excited to see more of his skills.

  3. the50-person

    Haha agreed. He looks better with long hair

  4. OMG

    I like him and I agree that he didn’t have much to do his previous dramas but i like that he’s already in second lead territory seeing that he was in n-lead territory….hope he rises to the challenge of this drama and i wish him luck!

    • 4.1 apple


  5. Cat

    Just realised he was in Nell’s ”The day before” with Lee Min Ki, did not recognise him with short hair haha.

    • 5.1 shallava

      Woah and I thought he was Lee Soo Hyuk. I guess some people just look similar.

  6. Annie

    Dramabeans, the female lead has already been announced too: Kim So Yeon.

    Good choice, but I’m still not watching this drama.

    • 6.1 Annie

      Oops, meant to say ‘javabeans’… no disrespect intended.

    • 6.2 the penguin

      OMG I love Kim So Yeon!
      I was hoping she’d pick a new project soon
      but i guess it makes sense since she worked with the writer on Prosecutor Princess

      • 6.2.1 Annie

        Wow, I totally forgot about that.

        Looks like a lot of writers are loyal to certain actors and actresses.

    • 6.3 eny

      me too, i like mandate of heavent now i can’t take same story

      • 6.3.1 JK

        eny, u r really getting tiresome now. Pray stop trolling and go spend your time on something more useful.

        • Patoi

          I agree with you totally, eny is getting to be such a boring person.

    • 6.4 acejihyo

      omg KSY…then i’m definitely watching. she’s the clincher for me.

    • 6.5 JK

      I like both leading actor and actress, esp. Kim So Yeon in Prosecutor Princess. Am so excited to see my two favourite actors acting in the same drama and so looking forward to it!

  7. Daisy

    This is sounding more and more like Mandate of heaven his role is just like Song Jong Ho chasing the hero…

  8. Mystisith

    He definitely looks better with long hair: Long face and angles everywhere. I’m watching Nailshop Paris and he is perfect as the Ice Prince. Story is… all kind of paradoxical and weird things.
    Seems to be a good casting choice for me.

  9. Annie

    Oh yeah, and Kim Woo Bin (… less than enthusiastic, but it’s only Kim Eun Sook so I’m not too bothered) is going to be in Heirs with Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye.

    Looks like there are a lot of casting notices flying around today.

    • 9.1 anna


      Sorry for the caps, but KIM WOO BIN?!

  10. 10 Noelle

    I just discovered Song Jae Rim in Nailshop Paris (picture above). I’m head over heals for him but I had to drop that drama cause I’m done with cross dressing heroines. Can’t wait to see him in this role!

  11. 11 Kiara

    Lol his Michael Jackson hair looks better. I suppose it would have been a love square in Moon/Sun if they followed the book.
    I’m not sure what to think about this casting. I love dramas where the villain is just as good as the hero as far as acting goes. Thats just one of many things I loved about “Giant”.
    I need something solid beside Lee Jun-ki to be really excited about this show.

    • 11.1 Cashie

      I would think he won’t be the only villain. I’m sure there’s some good ahjussi actor villain backing up the killer.

      • 11.1.1 Kiara

        I hope so :).

  12. 12 DayDreamer

    Don’t know the actor but he looks like he’d fit the role well. I’m in this only for Lee Jun Ki, after all. 😀

  13. 13 B

    I don’t know what you guys are talking about, but this guy looks pretty darn fine with that short haircut. c;

    Speaking of Nail Shop Paris, the drama is… um… hm. It’s enjoyable? More of a crack drama than anything else. But Song Jaerim’s good. Plus, holy mother of everything is he attractive. *melts into a puddle of fangirl goo*

    • 13.1 MariD

      Ha!! I have the same reaction. I like the cast, she’s adorable the boys are good eye candy. The story….. Well … The boys are hot!!! Plus the heroine’s name is Bunny!!!

  14. 14 snow_white

    Hey…is Nail Shop Paris a really bad drama?? Haven’t seeen it..

    • 14.1 Mystisith

      The writer couldn’t decide for a genre so it’s everything and the kitchen sink: Cross dressing, mystery, fusion sageuk, romance, comedy, family, healing drama… The heroine is a writer with a writer’s block: There is room for a lot of meta jokes. Addictive like junk food?

      • 14.1.1 PollyRose

        So true. My first thought as I was trying to puzzle out NSP was that they had taken various elements from a bunch of Hong Sister’s dramas and hodgepodged it together going, “Yeah, that’ll totally work. Why use only one successful genre when we can use them all?”

        Nevertheless, drama junkie that I am, I just keep coming back. So…does that mean it’s working? Oh no I’m affirming them! It’s To the Beautiful You and Panda and Hedgehog all over again! Just keep coming back for more…

    • 14.2 risa

      IMO, yes, it’s a really bad drama. Not just from a production standpoint, but also because of the totally offensive way it dealt with a domestic violence storyline. Ugh!

      • 14.2.1 JoAnne

        That was a big minus for me. If they do that again, I’m out, no matter how much I want to know what happens next.

    • 14.3 JoAnne

      Let’s just agree to call it this:

      WTF, Paris?

      They’ve had a couple missteps so far and it’s all kinds of strange but the strange is compelling. I’m waiting for Episode 4. I watch with my forehead scrunched going ‘Really? Really’ and yet I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

    • 14.4 anna

      I haven’t seen it, but when I first heard of the title, I was rolling my eyes hahah I was maybe expecting it to go above and beyond and come out as a surprisingly good drama, but from what I’ve read so far, it’s disappointing.

    • 14.5 acejihyo

      it’s not like offensively bad. just like fall asleep bad (i know that’s not much better).

    • 14.6 Mak

      It’s okay for a fluff drama. I’m kinda enjoying it, though I wish they had bother to give the 1st male lead some depth. (He currently has no bad traits besides a coffee addiction, so I find him unengaging).

      SJR is doing a decent job though.

  15. 15 Shereen

    Has anyone ever noticed that he totally looks like Ezra Miller from Royal Pains…. Or is he more well known for Perks of Being a Wallflower? Especially in the Moon Embraces the sun. Like a carbon asain copy.

  16. 16 mai

    I love your first photo.. I don’t know, its him.
    I really love him in Moon Sun.
    Looking forward for this drama 🙂

  17. 17 bishbash

    he looks like everyone else with the new look. i don’t particularly like his long hair, but hey, it makes him stand out.

  18. 18 blegh

    dammit! did he have to lose that long hair? guys with long hair is my ultimate weekness. and honestly I think guys look hottest when they have long hair. 🙁

  19. 19 Chrissie

    Nail shop is still an enigma to me lol I do prefer him with longer hair too. But yay for Kim So Yeonhyun in this too

    • 19.1 Chrissie

      *Kim So Yeon. Stupid iPod lol

      • 19.1.1 della

        is she the lead?

  20. 20 anna

    Lol so Two Weeks is the modern version of Mandate of Heaven?

    He reminds me of Vanness Wu with short hair, but not so with long hair, weird haha.

  21. 21 canxi

    I think he looks better with the short hair, actually. Less like a model and more like an actor and less delicate! I dunno, he seemed very delicate with the longer hair–not someone you can see in many roles besides a pretty-boy character. Now, I can see him in a variety of different things.

    The drama sounds interesting and I hope he does well!

    • 21.1 Carmensitta

      I’m with you on this one!

  22. 22 hipployta

    Nail Shop Paris is a bit…yeah…personally I was enjoying the opening storyline before the real show started lol. Gyuri needs to do that drama lol.

    Her character is totally a creeper though lol

  23. 23 djes

    I am confused with Nail Shop Paris, but I stick for eye candies. Shallow noona is shallow, okay!

    I agree about SJR’s acting, his previous roles weren’t so much, he was just there being hot self. So I am looking forward for this drama, especially if it’s true that Kim Soyeon is on board. I love that girl!

  24. 24 crazedlu

    ohhhh. hahaha. i totally needed that second pic.

  25. 25 PollyRose

    “I always felt like he should have had a bigger role in Moon/Sun (like a loveline with the female bodyguard), but fell to the wayside in favor of other plotlines like so many things in that drama.”

    Thank you! The hope that he and Yoon Seung Ah would have a loveline was the only thing that kept me watching as long as I did…and then it didn’t happen. I’m not usually the type that gets overly mad (usually I stay in the “mildly annoyed” territory) thinking I’ve wasted my time on a drama, but I was pretty peeved when the one thing I was living for couldn’t even happen. I know, sometimes I expect too much of my dramas 🙂

    Then again, this is coming from someone who is against all logic watching Nail Shop Paris. Not sure I would have ventured in had he not been a part of it…and now I’m sucked in.

    • 25.1 jubilantia

      Right? NSP is glorious and ridiculous and silly.

  26. 26 hanie

    ooohhhh…. Song Jaerim!!!! double the eye candy factor…
    This is hard.. I like Junki & SJR~
    Guess I’m watching this after all (yes, I’m shallow)
    *add to forever looonggg watch list*

  27. 27 Fun-Lugha

    What a difference a mane of glory makes-wish he grew out his hair, suits him! And yes, Nail Salon Paris…lets just not go there!

  28. 28 jubilantia

    Heeee Nail Shop Paris. That show is a ridiculously spastic Twinkie You’re Beautiful knock-off (again), but I kind of love it.

    Song Jae-rim is good at looking inscrutable, but I don’t think he’s too bad in NSP. Hopefully he can show some depth as a villain; those are the best kinds.

  29. 29 Joongirl

    Just heard the little girl is going to be Seo Shin Ae (서신애)

    • 29.1 Joongirl

      Oops, I think I got the wrong Information, Sorry, it has not confirmed yet

  30. 30 Cee

    Aw hotties alert!
    I love him in TMTETS; he was shining eventhough he was only a supporting cast<3

  31. 31 della

    wow, he’s so hot in the second picture

    can’t believe I’m saying this, but in that second pic he looks like a hotter version of jang geun suk >.<

  32. 32 Newbie

    I’m ok with this casting decision, as I always was curious, too, what he could do, if someone gave him some actual acting to do.

    But I hated Prosecutor Princess with a vengeance and I just realized, that the writer of 49 days (which was only ok, not great to me. And only ok due to Jung Il-Woo – come back soon!!!) is the writer of PP. This is a huge minus for the new show. LJK don’t disappoint me! Please!

  33. 33 nickynisa

    omg omg omg it’s him… woon from moonson!! i’m so gonna watch this!

  34. 34 coby11

    I was like.. well who is this (remembering names of Korean actors is difficult) then boom with the last picture! So its him… can’t wait!

  35. 35 sayuri

    OMG he was in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop?? How did I miss him!
    Had a huge crush on him in Moon and Sun…

  36. 36 Lilian

    Oh wow! Hairstyles can really change a person’s look! Thanks for the background on where I saw him before =) August seems so long…

  37. 37 Grey-Gabo

    please tell me he gets his long main of glory black ive tried to bear with the blond goaty whatever’s going on but he is wayy more attractive with his long hair, and way younger too

  38. 38 Rovi

    Oh it’s Woon~!!!

    (it’s because there’s two Song Jae-X’s in the HaePumDal it’s confusing who’s who. The other was Song Jae-hee aka Heo Yeon-woo’s elder brother, also the one in “Still You”)

  39. 39 wag-a-muffin

    Silly (off topic) rant. If someone’s going to cross dress–she should look more believably male than the female manicurists in Paris Nail Shop.
    And (on topic) I vote for the long haired Jae-rim.

  40. 40 nennymoore

    Sincerely, the long hair isn’t fine on him. I want my Son Hyum, my Kay(Vengeance), to look decent and always appear neat, cute, innocent.

  41. 41 mary

    Oppar 😐

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