B1A4’s Jinyoung a possible addition to Warm and Cozy
With the leads selected for the upcoming Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy, it’s time to turn to the supporting cast, and the newest name to be added to the pile of potentials is B1A4 idol Jinyoung, who just wrapped on the Mnet drama Persevere, Gu Hae-ra.
Warm and Cozy is set on Jeju Island, with leading man Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me, 1994) playing a restaurateur, while leading lady Kang So-ra (Misaeng) will be an employee of a clothing agency. Plot details are still thin and I don’t know how their lives intersect, but hey, at least the leads have jobs now. Jinyoung’s agency confirmed that he’s positively considering the role of an employee at the restaurant, working under Yoo Yeon-seok. Knowing the Hong sisters, it’ll probably be a cute sidekick role that’s fairly minor but has the chance to steal the comic-relief spotlight, if he’s able to make use of the opportunity.
I only know Jinyoung from Gu Hae-ra, where I thought him likable as twins Se-chan and Ray, though not much of a standout; acting-wise, I found him to be one of the weaker links in a cast that was kind of so-so to begin with. (I loved the story and thought the group dynamics cute and charming, but the overall acting level did tend to let a little air out of the proceedings.) But the dual roles of Se-chan/Ray did perhaps demand the most emotional range, and perhaps he’ll be better in smaller, comedy-tinged bursts of energy.
Warm and Cozy will premiere in May on MBC.
Via The Fact