Gong Hyo-jin considers Producer opposite Cha Tae-hyun
I love it. This drama is doing so many things right, and it’s not even on the air yet. Producer, the new KBS drama from the writer of You From Another Star, is courting Gong Hyo-jin (It’s Okay, It’s Love) to complete the leading cast. If she signs on, she’ll play opposite Cha Tae-hyun, which would totally make my day (so far he’s the only one locked in to star; Kim Soo-hyun and IU are still considering their offers). They’d make one hell of a foursome, so everyone start calling in your karma points and doing your rain dances.
Gong Hyo-jin has been offered the role of a 10-year veteran variety PD, which puts her in the same starting year as Cha Tae-hyun’s character. She was a wide-eyed young innocent when she first entered the variety division of the television network, but has now become a hardened, contentious survivor. She’s smart and haughty, but also has a bumbling streak which lessens the overall effect of her arrogant demeanor.
Her character’s got a chip on her shoulder because of having been alienated in the past, so it leads her to be a bit childish, namely by trying to use her programs to showcase the extent of her power. She’s so prideful that she says whatever is on her mind, whether it’s in front of the department head or the director of the network.
Cha Tae-hyun will also play a veteran PD, while Kim Soo-hyun is being courted to play a rookie PD who ditched law school and came to television in the name of love. IU is considering a role as a top star, an ice princess who’s been burned too many times to trust anyone.
Writer Park Ji-eun (You From Another Star) is penning, and star variety PD Seo Soo-min (Superman Returns, 1 Night 2 Days Season 3) will be at the helm. I was already excited about the new series, but Gong Hyo-jin is one of my favorite actresses, so obviously I’ll be over the moon to see her being charming and funny next to Cha Tae-hyun. Fingers crossed.
Producer is hoping to start shooting this month for an April broadcast, tentatively on Fridays and Saturdays beginning April 17.
Via IS Plus
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