Chae Jung-ahn joins cast of Prime Minister and I
Chae Jung-ahn (When A Man Loves) has been added to KBS’s upcoming drama Prime Minister and I, joining leads Lee Beom-soo and Yoon-ah in the romantic comedy about a single-father prime minister who falls in love with the woman who joins their harried household to lend a helping hand.
Chae’s character is the prime minister’s university hoobae and has been his closest assistant and confidante since his assemblyman days. She’ll also offer up some romantic competition as the other leg of the love triangle… which strikes me as a little odd given how much Yoon-ah and Chae Jung-ahn look like each other. Not necessarily in facial features, but certainly in overall vibe and appearance. Seriously, Yoon-ah could play her younger sister, or maybe her younger self in a flashback scene. Well, never let it be said that the prime minister didn’t have a type.
I have some huge reservations about this show, but there are things in the setup that could make it work. Despite the obvious King and I comparison in the title, this is the show that was originally touted as a jazzed-up Sound of Music story as the young woman joins the family and steps in as the new mother. I’m also seeing some American President possibilities, with Lee Beom-soo needing to juggle his home life, romance, and political headaches all at once. Let’s hope that this is one politics-set show that fares better than this year’s other political rom-com, All About My Romance, which tanked big time in the ratings.
Prime Minister and I will follow Mi-rae’s Choice and premieres in December.
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