Seo Hyo-rim added to weekend drama Endless Love
Seo Hyo-rim is the latest actor to join the cast for Endless Love, the SBS weekend drama that has already cast Jung Kyung-ho (Heartless City), Ryu Soo-young (Two Weeks), Cha In-pyo (Kye Baek, and Hwang Jung-eum (Secret). Not a shabby lineup, is it?
The drama spans from the 1970s through the current day against an economic and political backdrop, dealing with themes of ambition, love, and dreams. I know, it’s vague enough to keep us all wondering, although based on the production credits I think we can expect a large-scale melodrama with lots of movement and intense emotional arcs. Writer Na Yeon-sook penned the multigenerational epic East of Eden, and PD Lee Hyun-jik previously worked on Warrior Baek Dong-soo and Lobbyist.
Hwang Jung-eum plays a woman out for revenge after witnessing her mother’s death and is a bit of a rough-around-the-edges type, who was once romantically involved with Ryu Soo-young. Throughout their relationship, his younger brother Jung Kung-ho harbored a one-sided love for her; his love for her continues unabated in adulthood, wherein the two brothers’ lives take disparate paths—hyung Ryu Soo-young is ruthless and ambitious, while his younger brother was more of the rebel and notorious fighter.
Seo Hyo-rim will play the wife of Ryu Soo-young, who wholeheartedly throws herself into their relationship. The descriptions don’t tell us how he feels about the marriage, but I’m hoping for her sake that it’s reciprocated (although I pretty much expect that it isn’t—otherwise, where’s the drama?). She does have a tendency to play characters who seethe without love, doesn’t she? Or perhaps it’s just that a couple of her more memorable recent roles have been in that vein, after being the poor neglected rich girl in Scent of a Woman and the legitimately crazy scorned actress in That Winter, The Wind Blows.
Endless Love will be the drama to follow Angel Eyes and premieres in June.
Via Joy News
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