Entertainer adds Chae Jung-ahn, Kang Min-hyuk
Well, that was fast. Ji Sung only just confirmed headlining SBS’s upcoming showbiz drama Entertainer, playing an agent struggling to regain his former success managing K-pop singers, and now we’re hearing more names pour out of the production as additions.
Chae Jung-ahn (Yong-pal) has confirmed joining the cast to play a manager who has a loveline with Ji Sung; he’s the hero who formerly worked at a large-scale company named KTOP, then sets up his own business, Mango Entertainment, after he’s unfairly forced out. Chae Jung-ahn will work at a company named Ocean Entertainment, which sounds like a mid-size company; it doesn’t have any mega-stars, but she has a good relationship with the actors she does manage. As befits her style, the character will be a stylish professional with a cool personality.
Next up, we have CN Blue’s Kang Min-hyuk (Heirs) in talks to play a character whom Ji Sung takes under his wing in forming a band. This is the role previously offered to Park Bo-gum, and on the downside, it’s kind of a big step down in star power, but on the upside at least I like Kang Min-hyuk, who has a boyish charm that makes him very sweet. The role is set up to have a bickering bromance with Ji Sung, which ought to be a lot of fun. A rep stated that the production was searching particularly for an actor who could both sing and play an instrument, so casting an existing idol band member to play your drama’s idol band member makes a lot of sense.
Hyeri is still in the running to play another lead role, and Kang Min-hyuk’s character will have a crush on her.
Entertainer will be a Wednesday-Thursday drama on SBS premiering on April 20, after Come Back, Ajusshi ends its run.
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- Heirs: Episode 1