More stills for Lee Jong-seok, Lee Na-young tvN rom-com Romance Is a Bonus Book
Couple stills of Lee Na-young (Runaway Plan B) and Lee Jong-seok (While You Were Sleeping) have just been released. They already look so cute for their new drama, Romance Is a Bonus Book, the tvN rom-com about a love story that unfolds at a publishing company.
Lee Na-young plays a has-been star copywriter who is just too overqualified to become employed. Lee Jong-seok plays a cultural icon, who has made a name for himself in the writing community as a prodigy. He’s also known Lee Na-young’s character for years, and to her, he’s that “familiar dongsaeng.” Hmm… this drama is giving me serious Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food vibes now.
There’s been a lot of talk about this drama because it’s Lee Na-young’s comeback from her nine-year hiatus. To me, her most memorable works have actually been her movies. I’d definitely recommend healing melo film Maundy Thursday or transgender comedy Lady Daddy, if you haven’t seen her before in anything.
Out of the many trendy actors of this generation, Lee Jong-seok seems like he would be a good match for her in her comeback project. It’s happened multiple times (e.g. Pinocchio, W—Two Worlds), but I’ve seen that he has this ability to look as though he’s genuinely falling in love with his partners, and in the process, he lets us fall in love with the heroine alongside him.
Directed by Lee Jung-hyo (Life on Mars) and written by I Need Romance series writer Jung Hyun-jung, Romance Is a Bonus Book is set to air beginning January 26 on tvN.
Via SE Daily