Kim Ji-suk, Han Ye-sul confirm lead roles in 20th Century Boy and Girl
Kim Ji-suk (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People) has confirmed that he’ll be starring in Han Ye-seul’s (Madam Antoine) new rom-com. The title of the drama has changed from No Sex and the City to 20th Century Boy and Girl, but the premise is still the same. It captures the lives of a trio of modern women who are thirty-five years old and forever-singles who are solo not by choice, but by chance, as they mature in their friendships, family bonds, and romantic attachments.
Kim Ji-suk will play an investment banker with a Harvard MBA, and a background in Wall Street. He’s had a successful career filled with achieved ambitions, but he has an innocent side to him: He’s still loyal to his first love. Han Ye-seul, on the other hand, will play one of the main independent single women in the trio. Ryu Hyun-kyung (Empress Ki) is also considering an offer to be part of the trio as a diet-obsessed flight attendant, but she has not yet confirmed.
I want it to be a cool breezy watch that’s slick and stylish, but I know it’ll still have lots of heart because the writer is Lee Sun-hye, one of the junior writers from the beloved Answer Me series. With the three strong-minded virgins as heroines, I’m assuming it’ll tackle issues like career versus love, and patriarchal family duties versus present-day expectations, and hopefully friendship as well. Overall I’m totally onboard with the main leads and writer so far, and I’m looking forward to their chemistry onscreen.
MBC’s upcoming 20th Century Boy and Girl will begin airing after the end of The King Loves, which premieres in July.