Ryu Seung-ryong joins Personal Taste
This may not attract as much excitement as the hot younger cast, but I’m stoked that Ryu Seung-ryong will be joining MBC’s Personal Taste. He’ll join Lee Min-ho and Kim Ji-suk as their professional rival when the men, who all work as architects, compete for bids on building projects. (Meanwhile, Sohn Ye-jin is the daughter of a famous architect.) Ryu’s character gives Lee’s character something of a hard time at first, but eventually recognizes his skills.
Ryu Seung-ryong has the gravitas to play villainous roles, but he also has the dry sarcasm to turn a straight-man character into a hilarious foil, as he did in last year’s action-comedy Level 7 Civil Servant. (He was the endlessly beleaguered senior agent to Kang Ji-hwan’s bumbling rookie spy.) Looks like he’ll be playing an antagonist-turned-ally, which ought to be fun.
Ryu’s last drama role was in SBS’s Painter of the Wind, nearly a year and a half ago, and he has had a number of film roles recently, such in the mystery-thriller Secret (with Cha Seung-won), the upcoming Bean Paste (with Lee Dong-wook and Lee Yo-won), and Uhm Jung-hwa’s new thriller Bestseller.
Personal Taste will hold its first script reading on February 17, then begin filming. It premieres on March 31 (the same day as Cinderella’s Sister!).
Via BNT News