Park Bo-gum, Song Hye-gyo in first script read for Boyfriend
Photos have been released from the first script reading for Boyfriend, the highly anticipated buzz project bringing Song Hye-gyo and Park Bo-gum back to the small screen. It’s been at least two years since we’ve seen either in dramaland, during which time Song Hye-gyo got hitched to her last co-star (Song Joong-ki), fulfilling the dreams of Descended From the Sun fans everywhere, and Park Bo-gum held a rather adorable stint as a temp worker on Hyori’s Homestay, driving up viewership ratings—the episodes he appeared in were the highest rated ever for a variety show on JTBC.
Song Hye-gyo is cast as the daughter of a politician and the ex-wife of a chaebol. She appears to have the perfect life, but she’s never had a single moment to live for herself. Opposite her, Park Bo-gum’s character is an average young man, but he’s lived a happy and fulfilling life. They’ll meet by chance and scandalously fall in love, and despite the odds they face, he’ll show her the path to happiness and the importance of taking time for oneself.
Park elicited laughter when he introduced himself at the script read, saying, “I’m Park Bo-gum, playing the role of Kim Jin-hyuk, who is as youthful and as ripe as a green grape.” The mood at the table was said to be professional but jovial, and rounding out the cast and participating in the reading were Cha Hwa-yeon (My Only Ally) and Go Chang-seok (The Miracle We Met).
The noona romance will be directed by PD Park Shin-woo (Jealousy Incarnate) and written by Yoo Young-ah (Entertainer). Boyfriend will air on Wednesdays-Thursdays on tvN, and the premiere has been moved up to November.
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