Kim Ji-hoon returns with another lawyer role
Kim Ji-hoon played a smart lawyer in the fluffy romantic comedy Love & Marriage, and now he’s been cast as another lawyer in the upcoming SBS drama Pick the Stars [별을 따다줘], opposite Han Ji-hye.
The drama draws a love story between two co-workers at an insurance company, with Kim playing the company’s whip-smart lawyer. Because he carries the hurt of having been abandoned by his birth mother, he doesn’t easily open his heart to others. The female lead is a 25-year-old employee of the company who becomes responsible for her five younger adopted siblings after her parents meet with sudden deaths.
Although his previous characters have generally been in the “romantic guy” mold, Kim’s lawyer here is described as a cold “homme fatale.” He said of his character, “I’ll show him changing from a bad guy who doesn’t believe he can love into a person who falls in love.”
The drama is set to air on SBS on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning January 2010. Interestingly, it is set for the same premiere date as medical sageuk series Jejoongwon — for the first time ever, SBS will air two prime-time drama series on Monday and Tuesday. Originally, this was supposed to follow weekend show Smile, but when that show got extended 16 episodes, they moved this to follow Angel’s Temptation instead.