Dance Sports Girls casts Park Se-wan, Jang Dong-yoon
Actors Park Se-wan (Shall We Live Together) and Jang Dong-yoon (Mr. Sunshine) have confirmed they will co-star in the Monday-Tuesday KBS drama Dance Sports Girls. This youth drama is based on a documentary film by the same name and tells the coming-of-age story of six girls who enter a dance sports competition. It is set against the backdrop of Geoje, a declining industrial city.
For the drama, Park Se-wan will play a self-absorbed, arrogant adolescent student who dreams of leaving her hometown of Geoje to become a movie producer. She tries out for the Dance Sports Competition because first prize is special admittance into university. Her fellow teammates and friends will be played by Lee Joo-young (Live), Joo Hae-eun (The Spy Gone North), Shin Do-hyun (The Third Charm), Lee Yoo-mi (Woohoo Waikiki), and Kim Soo-hyun (Lingerie Girls’ Generation).
Park Se-wan debuted two years ago in a KBS drama special called Red Teacher, and has been in several well-liked shows like The Lonely Shining Goblin and I’m Not a Robot. Similarly, her co-star for Dance Sports Girls, Jang Dong-yoon debuted in 2016, and has impressive works like the period drama Mr. Sunshine and movie Beautiful Days under his belt. They have experience working together before in School 2017.
For Dance Sports Girls, Jang Dong-yoon will play a repressed dance lover who has to hide his real passion because his father is a macho man who wants his son to like “manly” things. Even though he’s tried out all different kinds of hobbies that are considered “manly,” he prefers ballroom dancing. His mother, who was a dance major herself, introduced him to dancing, and although he pretends that soccer is his favorite sport, he loves watching dance performance clips. This character was not in the original documentary, but I have faith in the creative direction of this production team. Scriptwriter Kwon Hye-ji and director Park Hyun-seok (Uncontrollably Fond, The Princess’s Man) previously collaborated for Individualist Ji-young and it was very raw and real.
The eight episode drama Dance Sports Girls will begin airing in December, following the end of Matrimonial Chaos.
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