Smile casts Lee Kyu-han
Coming on the heels of the drama announcement for Lee Min-jung‘s next project Smile [그대, 웃어요], we have news of one of the two male leads: It has cast Lee Kyu-han, who played Sam-soon’s amusing rapscallion of an ex-boyfriend in My Name is Kim Sam-soon and the more strait-laced second lead of Que Sera Sera.
It appears he won’t be Lee Min-jung’s main man, though — that role is yet uncast, although Lee Chun-hee‘s name is being tossed around as a contender. Lee Kyu-han is cast in the role of Lee Min-jung’s fiancée when she is the daughter in a wealthy chaebol family. However, upon her family’s financial ruin and their subsequent move into their chauffeur’s home, his parents oppose the marriage. Due to his indecisive nature, he allows them to break up his engagement. As so many people do, he doesn’t realize what a good thing he had until he loses it, and it’s only after she begins courting a new love interest that he decides he can’t forget her, and thereafter does everything in his power to get in the way of her new romance.
I don’t have strong opinions about Lee Kyu-han, but I generally like him. From his roles in Sam-soon and Que Sera Sera, he’s shown both a comedic and serious side, and based on the former, I’m optimistic that he’ll be able to pull off the role of an annoying and jealous second lead with an entertaining touch.
Smile will air on weekends following Style.
Via Star News