Go Ara up for cop role opposite Lee Seung-gi
Now we’re talkin’. I wasn’t exactly doing cartwheels of joy when Go Ara, who turned over a new leaf with her dedicated performance in Answer Me 1994, was looking at a supporting role in Song Seung-heon’s new melo Triangle. I wanted her to play the lead in something fun. Perhaps the universe heard me, because now she’s considering SBS’s upcoming police drama You’re All Surrounded, which is courting Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won to star.
Her reps were careful to say that it’s just one of the projects she’s looking at. The production hasn’t officially locked Lee Seung-gi or Cha Seung-won in either, though they’re reportedly in final negotiations to sign on. They did court Park Min-young to co-star, but she passed on the project.
The drama comes from the writer of Ojakkyo Brothers and the PD of History of the Salaryman, which makes me think it’s going to be good. I know, cop comedy brings up some bad associations. But Ojakkyo cops were NOT Level 7 Civil Servant cops… even though they were technically both played by Joo-won. But Ojakkyo Joo-won was earnest and good at his job, and regularly had to be nagged by his partner to occasionally change his underwear because he was so into the stakeouts. And coupled with Salaryman’s PD, only hilarity can ensue.
The drama will be about four twentysomething rookie cops and their journey to becoming good detectives. Cha Seung-won will play the hot-tempered captain of the violent crimes unit, and Lee Seung-gi has been cast as the hapless new guy on his team, though of course he also has a 150 IQ, because he’s a drama hero. Go Ara is up to play the enthusiastic heroine who applied five times before finally passing the test to become a cop. It’s a cute pairing and another lively role for Go Ara, so I hope this casting sticks. Puppy is going to make a terrible cop, but won’t it be fun?
You’re All Surrounded will follow Three Days in late April.
Via TV Report
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- Park Min-young courted to play rookie cop
- Cha Seung-won, Lee Seung-gi in potential drama reunion
- Lee Seung-gi eyes cop role for next drama
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