Kim So-yeon confirms KBS weekend drama Father Is Strange
More information regarding KBS family drama Father Is Strange has been released with new actors joining and others confirming their roles. Kim So-yeon (All’s Well With a Happy Home) has been added as the latest member of the cast, as the eldest daughter of the central family. Father Is Strange is purported to be a warm feel-good drama centered around a family living in the suburbs of Seoul.
The titular patriarch of the family will be played by Kim Young-chul, who coincidentally also played Kim So-yeon’s father in their last project, All’s Well With a Happy Home. The similarities don’t end there. For Happy Home, he played the owner of a Chinese restaurant, and for this upcoming drama, he’s been cast as the owner of a snack restaurant. He loves his wife and four kids, but has been hiding a deep secret for many years.
Kim So-yeon has been cast as his eldest daughter, which was also her role in Happy Home. But this time she’s not a housewife; she’s a glamorous, confident lawyer. Usually a little more selfish than not, she ignores most of her family’s squabbles, but during critical moments, she always rises to the occasion. Kim Sang-kyung (Jang Young-shil) is currently in consideration to play a variety PD who becomes her counterpart in love, but nothing is confirmed. In fact, KBS has explicitly said that Kim Sang-kyung is one of four actors whom they have approached to possibly take this lead role.
Jung So-min (D-Day) is currently in negotiations to play Kim So-yeon’s younger sister, who despite lacking in beauty or grades when compared to her elder sister, still has a great personality and appetite. When she enters Haewon Entertainment Company as a new employee, romantic hijinks ensue between her and their biggest celebrity, Ahn Joong-hee, played by Lee Joon (Woman With a Suitcase). He’s an American-raised star actor, who’s never lost a lead role since his debut ten years ago. He’s supposed to be egotistical and self-absorbed, which I can totally see Lee Joon pulling off, especially after his stint as a chaebol heir in Mr. Back.
Weekend family drama Father Is Strange will air next February after Laurel Tree Tailors ends.
Via Herald Pop