With the simultaneous casting of Heirs alumnae Krystal (High Kick 3) and Im Joo-eun (Empress Ki), Rain has his love triangle in place for his upcoming SBS drama She’s So Lovable.
She’s So Lovable is the “comic, sentimental love fantasy” that takes the pop music industry as its backdrop, featuring the growth and struggles of young aspiring pop stars. Rain stars as the CEO of an agency, and Krystal will play the 12-years-younger Se-na, who loses her older sister suddenly and moves up to Seoul to pursue her dreams of making music. She falls into an “unbelievable love” with our hero, who can’t erase the traumatic memory of losing his girlfriend in a car accident—who, of course, turns out to be Se-na’s unni.
Im Joo-eun plays a director at the entertainment agency, who grew up wealthy and privileged, in a pretty direct swap of their characters’ backgrounds in Heirs—there it was Krystal who was the privileged one with connections (to an entertainment agency, no less, which her father ran) and Im Joo-eun was the struggling plebeian. In addition to being confident and haughty, Im’s character is a straight-shooter who critiques the agency trainees bluntly, though the actress added that despite her tough exterior, she’s also got an unexpected childlike facet to her personality.
It sounds to me as though Krystal will be the main lead, based on the previous announcements of an idol star being courted to play the heroine, as well as the description of her character. In that case, I expect Im Joo-eun to play the temporary spoiler as the second lead, which is too bad since I think Im Joo-eun is by far the stronger actor. But I liked Krystal well enough in Heirs (and toward the end of High Kick 3), where she got to be bratty in a cute way, so I’ll keep an open mind about her.
She’s So Lovable, which comes from the writer-PD pair who brought us Scent of a Woman and Doctor Champ, will be a Wednesday-Thursday drama premiering on September 17.
Via My Daily
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