Kim Jae-wook, Park Min-young courted for fanboy and fangirl roles in new tvN rom-com
Actors Kim Jae-wook (The Guest) and Park Min-young (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim) have both been offered parts in a new tvN rom-com drama, Her Private Life.
The drama is based on a popular web novel about a woman and a man who both lead double lives called Noona Fan Dot Com; written by Kim Sung-yeon. At work, the woman is a competent art curator, but at home she’s an avid idol fangirl. The man is an arrogant director of an art gallery when offline. Online, he’s a warm and friendly fanboy, but this fanboy persona is fake. It’s a story about fangirling/fanboying, and how embarrassing regrets and past glory days led the characters to become who they are in the present.
If Kim Jae-wook accepts, he will be playing the role of Ryan Gold – newly hired director of the art gallery. He’s a cynic with a prickly personality, and is aggrieved by the smallest mistakes. However, there’s something mysterious surrounding his character.
Park Min-young, if she accepts, will be playing Sung Deok-mi. By day, she’s one of the gallery’s top curators. Outside of work, her life’s purpose is her idol celebrity love.
Directing will be done by PD Hong Jong-chan whose past works include Dear My Friends, Most Beautiful Goodbye, and Life. He was also one of the directors for an old underrated drama, Tamra the Island.
It sounds like it might be standard rom-com material, but it could be a fun watch if done well. The director has worked on a lot of thoughtful pieces, so I think he’ll do a good job in showing depth to the story and fleshing out the characters. The subject matter is definitely relatable as I must confess that if Kim Jae-wook agrees to the part, I’ll be tuning in for sure.
tvN’s Her Private Life is currently being planned to air in April after Reach of Sincerity has ended.
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