Kim So-hyun offered Radio Romance opposite Yoon Doo-joon
Hm, I like these actors separately a great deal, but this age gap is going to bug me: Kim So-hyun (Ruler–Master of the Mask) has been offered the leading role in KBS’s new healing romance drama Radio Romance, which has already confirmed Yoon Doo-joon (Let’s Eat 2) as the leading man. While it’s far from Kim So-hyun’s first romance with an older actor, it seems that they’re going to age her up for the role as well, which just makes me wonder why they aren’t casting someone older to begin with.
The new drama will be a love story between a top star who becomes a DJ and the radio program’s writer, and it deals with healing people’s wounded hearts through the radio show. Yoon Doo-joon has been cast to play a top actor who can’t speak a single word unless it’s been scripted for him. He’s a childish character who becomes a DJ for a live radio show, which never goes according to script. The story begins with him being trapped in a radio booth with the heroine for two hours during a live broadcast.
Kim So-hyun has been offered the role of the radio show’s writer, with five years’ experience on the job (did she start when she was fifteen?). She deals with guests who don’t show up, appeases the immature star DJ, and takes all the crap from the production company, all with incredible endurance, planning, and action. Her trademark is her perseverance and endless optimism, and she can sleep anywhere no matter how small or uncomfortable the space. She’s the type of character to throw herself into action rather than debate whether something is possible.
I definitely like the character descriptions and the premise sounds cute, even though Kim So-hyun sounds too young for the role as it is now. It’d be nice if they could change her character to a rookie writer, at least, or a college student on an internship. Part of me wishes she’d stick to high school roles while she still can (she was so cute recently in her extended cameo opposite Shin Jae-ha in While You Were Sleeping, which helped erase Ruler–Master of the Mask from my mind), but I guess we can’t stop her from growing up. *pout*
Radio Romance is slated to follow Monday-Tuesday drama Jugglers at the start of 2018.
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