Hoya joins Mask as Su Ae’s brother
Another casting is confirmed for SBS’s melodrama Mask, with Infinite idol Hoya (also of Answer Me 1997) signing on to play Su Ae’s (Yawang) younger brother in the drama about a heroine who masks her real identity to marry into a chaebol family.
Joo Ji-hoon (Medical Top Team) is set to play the man who loves his woman unconditionally, while Yeon Jung-hoon (I Summon You, Gold) and Yoo In-young (Three Musketeers) will be taking on antagonist roles. Yoo In-young will play Joo Ji-hoon’s half-sister who’s described as a tragic character; born into wealth, she possesses everything in the world but for the heart of the man she loves (Yeon Jung-hoon), realizing that he loves another woman after she’s married him. Fifty bucks says that woman is Su Ae — or is that so obvious it’s not even worth betting on?
Hoya’s character is an immature twentysomething who gets into trouble everywhere he goes, often making things difficult for his family as a result. Still, he is quite loyal to his parents and sister, so perhaps more a source of stress and not an outright bad egg.
Well, I like Hoya for his warm portrayal of a lovely character in Answer Me, even though he was pretty terrible in the idol drama She’s So Lovable — but that drama was so bad on other levels that his individual badness doesn’t register much compared to its overall badness. I’d rather see him playing a likable kid brother with less screentime in a better show anyway, and with Secret’s writer onboard for Mask, I expect fast plot movement, dramatic rivalries, and lots of emotion-tugging.
Mask follows Girl Who Sees Smells and premieres in May as an SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama.
Via TV Report
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