Shin Dong-wook, Shim Hyung-tak, Lee Joon-hyuk join tvN’s Reach for Sincerity
Shin Dong-wook, Shim Hyung-tak, Lee Joon-hyuk
Upcoming tvN drama Reach for Sincerity has been busy filling its supporting cast to join leads Lee Dong-wook (Life) and Yoo Inna (The Lonely Shining Goblin) in the reunion-vehicle all Reaper-Sunny fans are excitedly waiting for. The legal rom-com has added Shin Dong-wook (Live), Shim Hyung-tak (Tale of a Good Witch), and Lee Joon-hyuk (100 Days My Prince), who will play two lawyers and an entertainment company CEO.
First up is Shin Dong-wook, who is steadily racking up the credits since his return to the industry following his extended absence due to his health. He will be playing Kim Se-won, an all-around “perfect” prosecutor, with the pedigree and personality to boot. He’s been Lee Dong-wook’s best friend since their law school days, and has an impeccable record, whether it’s in the studying or romance department. When it comes to his love life, he doesn’t hold anything back and sounds like the ultimate boyfriend material, which has all the women swooning for him. There has to be a catch, though, right? No one can be this perfect.
For some comic relief at the law firm this drama centers around, Shim Hyung-tak plays Choi Yoon-hyuk, a lawyer in Lee Dong-wook’s firm who specializes in divorce cases. Though on paper he reads like an ideal husband, as soon as he opens his mouth, that image falls away given his propensity to talk everyone’s ear off. On top of that, Yoon-hyuk is a complete mama’s boy, which should make for some hilarious visuals given his macho features.
And last but not least, actor Lee Joon-hyuk will be playing entertainment company CEO Yeon Joon-suk, who is described as having Midas’s hand within the industry for his ability to find successful talent. That skill is how he came to sign on Yoo Inna’s character and turned her into a Hallyu goddess, though according to the premise of the drama, he can’t keep his top stars at the top indefinitely. Personality-wise, Joon-suk is kind and generally a good man, but he turns endlessly cold and precise when it comes to business, cutting people out without hesitation if need be.
I’m excited to see how the cast is shaping up to be, with solid scene-stealers and potential second leads (looking at you perfect lawyer man). Reach for Sincerity will planning to air on tvN sometime in the first half of 2019.
Via Hankook Kyungjae