Park Hae-jin joins Man From Another Star
More good news for alien rom-com My Man From Another Star: right on the heels of the announcement that Yoo Inna would be joining the cast, it was rumored that Park Hae-jin (My Daughter Seo-young) was also considering. He’s since confirmed that he’ll be signing on. But lest you assume this means that Yunho is out of the running (which is frankly the first thing I thought with a sigh of relief), it isn’t. Yunho is still unconfirmed, but Park Hae-jin is slated to play his older brother. Uh… how many second leads will this drama have, exactly?
I can’t figure out which of the brothers will get the bigger billing (and maybe it hardly matters when your competition is 400-year-old forever-young alien Kim Soo-hyun anyway?) but the character Yunho is being courted to play will be diva actress Jeon Ji-hyun’s fiancé, so he might be the more traditional second lead. Park Hae-jin will play his hyung, the more proper second-generation chaebol who leads the family company. He’ll be a mysterious character, who seems perfect in every way on the outside, but leads two different lives between day and night.
He’s sounding more like the antagonist, which could be a fun role for him. It says he’ll be the key variable in Kim Soo-hyun and Jeon Ji-hyun’s relationship, which could go any number of ways. Does he compete for her affections or does he try to do science experiments on the extraterrestrial hottie? Listen, you give me aliens, and my imagination runs haywire.
The Wednesday-Thursday drama from the writer of You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly and the PD of Tree With Deep Roots features Thieves’ co-stars Jeon Ji-hyun and Kim Soo-hyun in a culture-clash romance between a famously bitchy actress and an alien who crashes his UFO in 1609 Joseon and lives to the present day. It’ll be fusion, sci-fi hijinks, and probably everything but the kitchen sink. Hell, let’s just chuck the sink in there too and get this show on the road.
My Man From Another Star replaces Heirs in December.
Via Star News
- Man From Another Star: So Yi-hyun out, Yoo Inna in
- Yunho in talks to join Man From Another Star
- So Yi-hyun to play Jeon Ji-hyun’s rival in Man From Another Star
- Kim Soo-hyun and Jeon Ji-hyun reunite in rom-com
- Man From Another Star courts Jeon Ji-hyun
- Kim Soo-hyun eyes alien fusion sageuk drama
- My Daughter So-young recasts with Lee Bo-young, Park Hae-jin
- Hot-Blooded Salesman ends quietly
- Tentative starts for new weekend dramas
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