Shin Sung-rok cast as Kim Haneul’s husband in On the Way to the Airport
Ooh, yes, Shin Sung-rok is taking a leading role in On the Way to the Airport, an upcoming human drama on KBS where he’ll play husband to leading lady Kim Haneul (A Gentleman’s Dignity). Okay, admittedly I’m not sure the plot sounds that thrilling, but it is a good main cast — also with Lee Sang-yoon (Twenty Again) and Jang Hee-jin (Mirror of the Witch) — and I like thoughtful character/relationship pieces.
The drama centers around the main question of whether men and women can be friends, and whether married people can have (non-romantic) relationships outside their marriages. I do believe it’ll be a drama with four primary leads rather than a main couple and a supporting one, and Lee Sang-yoon and Jang Hee-jin play another married couple. Based on the setup, I’m actually thinking that the cross-marriage pair of Kim Haneul and Lee Sang-yoon are the main leads who form a friendship, but that’s a bit of speculation on my part.
Shin Sung-rok plays a airline pilot who fell in love with Kim Haneul, a personable flight attendant, and when she got pregnant, they quickly got married. His military background, coupled with his authoritative and commanding demeanor, means that other people find him difficult to talk to, and he’s a strictly principled sort of guy who doesn’t drink or smoke and “knows nothing outside his wife.” But he starts to slowly take interest in other women, and his life heads along a risky path. Okay, but just as long as he doesn’t start killing people or taking an interest in their “health.”
Lee Sang-yoon plays a university lecturer with an upbeat personality, who’s married to Jang Hee-jin, a dignified and hard-working wife who nevertheless fears she may lose her husband. Meanwhile, Choi Yeo-jin (Riders: Catch Tomorrow, The Lover) has also been added to play Kim Haneul’s co-worker, a chic flight attendant with a strong sense of duty and professionalism. More interestingly, she’s described as a core character who knows everybody’s intertwined secrets.
On the Way to the Airport will be a Wednesday-Thursday drama following Uncontrollably Fond, and premieres in September.
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