First teaser and stills from Top Star Yoo Baek
The tvN rom-com drama Top Star Yoo Baek has released its first teaser and stills of the two leads, Kim Ji-suk (20th Century Boy and Girl) and Jeon So-min (Cross) in character.
Kim Ji-suk is top star Yoo Baek, an idol-turned-A-list actor and singer. He’s the type of person who was born rude and loves to show off his muscled body. Yoo Baek’s sense of self-regard and self-love is limitless; in other words, he’s a narcissist from head to toe. But a huge scandal forces our top star to temporarily relocate to a distant island where he meets Oh Kang-soon, played by Jeon So-min.
Oh Kang-soon was born and raised on a small island that’s largely been untouched by modern life—so no internet, smartphones, or TV reception. She’s not the most fashionable woman, but she’s tough, sweet, and a hardworking, filial daughter. Kang-soon is also famous on the island for her tenacity. When she meets Yoo Baek, she decides to embark on a project to change him into a better person.
The drama is billed as a romance that is a clash of cultures. Yoo Baek will turn over a new leaf and become a better person while he falls in love with someone who is his complete opposite in almost every way.
In the teaser, we hear reporters ask Yoo Baek, rocking a suit-no shirt look, “Did you drink and drive?” “If you didn’t even drink, why did you flee?” “Was it a fight?”
Then a man says, “The whole world is mad at you right now. Just tough it out for two weeks till things calm down.” We see Yoo Baek in a pristine white suit on a dingy dinghy, leaning against a surfboard. There’s a time lapse and Yoo Baek starts to sag… then puts a life vest on… then vomits over the side of the boat before eventually making it to the island.
We get quick glimpses of Kang-soon and the other island residents before the teaser ends with Yoo Baek turning back and asking in disbelief, “This is where I’m going to live?”
The show’s creative team is comprised of PD Yoo Hak-chan (Albatross, Ear Candy) and writers Lee So-jung and Lee Shi-eun (Rude Miss Young-ae). Top Star Yoo Baek will follow Big Forest to premiere November 16 on tvN.
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