Park Seo-joon offered leading role in Chaebol’s Daughter
It’s only been a few weeks since Kill Me, Heal Me ended, but Park Seo-joon is already in talks to return in a new drama. Works for me, since I never ever want him to go away. Park has been offered his first headlining role on a Big 3 show (he’s had a starring role before on cable as the adorable noona-killer who romanced Uhm Jung-hwa in Witch’s Romance); he’s now considering the new SBS Monday-Tuesday drama Chaebol’s Daughter.
The new series comes from PD Choi Young-hoon and writer Ha Myung-hee of A Warm Word, in which Park Seo-joon played a supporting character. I can see why it’d be a favorable reteam all around, since that drama was well-received and Park Seo-joon has only garnered more love for the subsequent roles he’s done.
It’s about a woman who hides the fact that she’s a chaebol’s daughter, because she wants to know for certain that she’s loved for her and not her money. Park Seo-joon is being courted to play the leading man who comes from a poor family. He’s a lowly assistant manager at one of the chaebol conglomerate companies, and though he was always respected because of his intelligence and his looks, he has a chip on his shoulder because of the way his poor parents were treated, solely for their lack of money.
He’s an extremely jaded man who believes that love is a carrot that rich people dangle in order to emotionally manipulate others. Gee, cynical much? He’s honed an animalistic instinct for whether or not something will be advantageous to him, and the second he determines that someone or something isn’t going to help him get ahead, he walks away mercilessly.
The drama will explore love, money, and humanity, and ask whether a wealthy heiress and a poor man can have a real relationship. It sounds a bit like Nice Guy with less amnesia. I don’t normally do melos about filthy rich people, but the cast might reel me in.
Chaebol’s Daughter is looking to air after Heard It Through the Grapevine on Mondays and Tuesdays in June.
Via IS Plus
- Warm Word producers reteam for Chaebol’s Daughter
- Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 1
- Park Seo-joon and Hwang Jung-eum as Kill Me, Heal Me’s rowdy twins
- Park Seo-joon courted for MBC drama Kill Me, Heal Me
- Odds and Ends: The hotness effect
- Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Jin-wook, Park Seo-joon cast to play one leading man
- Cast lined up for detective thriller Chronicle of Malice
- Witch’s Romance: Episode 1
- Uhm Jung-hwa headlines noona romance for tvN
- Marriage angst and partner-swapping in Warm Words
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