Choi Jin-hyuk up to play legal whiz in Pride and Prejudice
Daniel Choi was the name first bandied about to headline the legal drama Pride and Prejudice (which would have reteamed him with the writer of School 2013), but now it’s Choi Jin-hyuk (Fated To Love You, Emergency Couple) in talks to step into the lead’s shoes instead. Some stories state that he’s confirmed while others say he’s just positively considering, so y’all know the song and dance by now.
Kim Ah-joong is still the name in the mix for the female lead role (she’s another who’s “considering favorably”), and her prosecutor character was described as a dogged investigator with no use for things like money, fame, or the bureaucratic system. On the other hand, our chief prosecutor of a hero enjoys all of those things… and let’s hope they mean that in an opposites-attract way and not in a he’s-corruptible way. The leads’ personalities would suggest the former, since she’s work-focused, stubborn, and bold, while he’s unflappably calm and able to crack jokes in serious situations.
They’re both smart prosecutors, but the hero possesses a particularly brilliant mind—enough to bypass university wholesale and become a prosecutor right out of high school, having passed the bar exam at 21. That makes him a veteran with over 10 years of experience, with a skill for ferreting out what other people are really thinking, even as he keeps his own private thoughts inscrutable to others.
If Choi Jin-hyuk takes the drama, it’ll likely be his last before he has to enlist in military service. Pride and Prejudice will follow Records of a Night Watchman as MBC’s next Monday-Tuesday drama, premiering in October.
Via IS Plus
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