Ha Suk-jin considers a romance with Go Ah-sung in Radiant Office
Actor Ha Suk-jin (1% of Anything) has been offered a role in MBC’s upcoming spring drama Radiant Office. If he confirms, he’ll play the main male lead, a talented marketing director scouted from overseas. Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine), who is also reviewing the script, has been offered the role of the main female lead, a struggling rookie temp. Together, they’ll learn about living life to the fullest and discover love as they work together at a furniture company.
Ha Suk-jin’s character is a blunt straight-shooter, whose sharp comments have given him the nickname venom-tongue among his colleagues. It’s a familiar character type for Ha Suk-jin, who often plays the smart, prickly boss—but he always manages to find the humor in the part to keep it interesting.
Although his character looks like he came into the world with a silver spoon firmly tucked in his mouth, he’s actually just a regular guy with humble beginnings who rose to his position through sheer hard work and talent. After work, he becomes a sweatpants-wearing lazy bum who rolls around on his couch, drinking canned beer while relieving his stress by complaining about his frustrating co-workers.
Radiant Office snagged a winning prize for its excellent script at MBC’s open screenwriting contest, so it’s now all up to the actors and production team to transform it into a well-executed drama. If both actors sign on, I have faith that their roles will be well-emoted and compelling, because Go Ah-sung has long been lauded as one of the best young actresses in Chungmuro, and Ha Suk-jin has years of experience playing irascible characters (1% of Anything, Drinking Solo, Standby) but making them lovable all the same.
The workplace slice-of-life drama Radiant Office will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays on MBC after Missing 9 ends its run.
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