Ryu Hwa-young nabs leading role as unsmiling weathercaster in KBS drama special
Yay! Rising actress Ryu Hwa-young (Age of Youth) has confirmed her first leading role in a new KBS drama special titled Disqualified Laughter. She is set to play the role of Shin Na-ra, a weathecaster whose beauty is praised by all, but is considered an “unsmiling princess” by men. Her ideal man is someone who can bring her to laugh, and a meticulous and humorless meteorologist named Lee Ji-ro tries to win her heart by attempting to do just that.
Previously, Ryu Hwa-young had supporting roles in Ex-Girlfriend Club and Come Back Ajusshi, but her most recent role as Yi-na in the JTBC drama series Age of Youth really put her on the map as a young talent to keep an eye on. She impressed viewers with her portrayal of a no-nonsense roommate who attracted men left and right, only to drop her sugar baby lifestyle in order to embark on her dreams and live independently.
I absolutely loved Ryu Hwa-young in Age of Youth and am so happy to see her land her first leading role! She showed a range of emotions and a vulnerability in Age of Youth, so I can already picture her as a weathercaster who doesn’t just flash a smile for anyone, but wants to find her laughter.
Disqualified Laughter is expected to air sometime in September.
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