Jin-Bum couple in the Woman Who Still Wants to Marry
Aww. I’ll admit that when 20-year-old Kim Bum was first cast to play 32-year-old Park Jin-hee‘s boyfriend in the upcoming Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, I wasn’t sure how this would play out. She’s gorgeous and youthful, but Kim Bum — well, he’s practically a baby, right? But seeing the latest stills from the drama, I’m starting to think they make a really cute couple…
Their real-life age difference is preserved In the MBC drama, which stars Park as a television reporter and Kim as a genius musician in an indie band. Kim expressed his own reservations about the romantic storyline, saying, “To be honest, the older-woman-younger-man romance is a part that really concerned me. I’m sure that my co-star Park Jin-hee felt the same way. I even wondered whether we would be able to act as people really in love. However, as filming began and I started working with Park Jin-hee, I had the thought that thanks to [her character] Lee Shin-young the cold winter would feel warmer, and my worries went away.”
Kim had also hesitated to take the role after filming two dramas last year, which kept him incredibly busy (those would be Boys Before Flowers and Dream). Taking this role meant not getting much time off, but he met with the writer and director, “and I felt something warming in my heart. I think it’s my good fortune to have joined the team of The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry.”
In order to prepare for his role, Kim Bum has been busily learning how to play the guitar. He described his character as: “Ha Min-jae is a songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist as well as his band’s leader. Whenever I don’t have filming, I’m learning how to play the guitar.”
The drama replaces Hero in two weeks on Wednesdays and Thursdays.