Fantasy rom-com Longing Heart taps Lee Jung-shin to play lead
Especially after Cinderella and the Four Knights, I equate CNBlue’s Lee Jung-shin (My Sassy Girl) with sweetness, so I was happy to hear the news that he’s been offered a lead role in upcoming webtoon adaptation, Longing Heart.
The original source material is a fantasy-mystery rom-com webtoon that was released from May 2015 to June 2016, with a time-slip element (this is probably the fifty-bajillionth one so far). A man named Shin-woo regrets letting his first love go ten years ago, because he didn’t have the courage to confess. However, he gets the chance to win her again when he travels back in time, and this time he’s armed with the knowledge that she liked him back then too. Unfortunately, he has a pretty strong competitor: himself from ten years ago. The present Shin-woo and the past Shin-woo engage in a fierce (and probably funny) rivalry to win their love’s heart.
It brings an entirely new meaning to: “You are your own worst enemy.” But I can totally see Lee Jung-shin going through petty adorable jealousy stages against himself. I do wonder if they’ll cast another actor to play his older/younger counterpart, or whether he’ll be playing both. Ji Sung was great in Kill Me, Heal Me in playing two personalities engaging in self-rivalry. But in my mind, Lee Jung-shin is still a bit green, so I’m not sure how he’ll be able to distinguish his “two” roles.
Well, at least the plot sounds really cute. Longing Heart will air on SBS Plus starting this November.
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