Han Joo-wan (Hwajeong) has been confirmed for upcoming MBC weekend family drama Blow Breeze. He will be playing the role of Cho Hee-dong, a man dreaming of becoming a successful webtoon artist. The weekend series is still courting Park Han-byul (I Have a Lover) to headline in the title role, while Sohn Ho-joon (Mrs. Cop) has already signed on to play the main lead.
Blow Breeze is the story of a rich old man, originally born in North Korea, who finds out that he may have a biological heir right as he is about to die. Sohn Ho-joon will play leading man Lee Jang-go, a poor lawyer with a warm, sincere heart. Despite practicing law for the past two years, he only owns two suits that he alternates between, and is constantly ridiculed by his co-workers for being a fashion terrorist who doesn’t understand trends.
Han Joo-wan’s character, Cho Hee-dong, is described as a simple, straightforward-minded man who has always been single because of his annoying twin sister born 12 minutes after him. Living with her since birth has given him a not-so-pretty insight into real-world girls vs. the fantasy. Nevertheless, when Cho Hee-dong meets the girl he thinks is The One, he falls hard and fast, head-over-heels in love.
Han’s breakout role was in another family weekend drama, King’s Family, where he played the love interest of the third daughter, played by Lee Yoon-ji. He earned a Newcomer Actor Award for that series, and since then he’s expanded his repertoire to include historical dramas like Joseon Gunman and Hwajeong. It’ll be good to see him back in a family drama because he really shone in that genre (or was it just the character that was so appealing?), and he’s a good supporting actor who should get more roles.
Blow Breeze will start airing in August following All’s Well With a Happy Home.