Park So-dam courted for You’re the First opposite Jung Il-woo
Park So-dam, Jung Il-woo
I was bracing myself for them to pair Jung Il-woo with someone disappointing, but I couldn’t be happier with this news. I really like up-and-comer Park So-dam, who was the big breakout actress in film this last year (Black Priests, Veteran, C’est Si Bon, Sado, The Silenced, The Royal Tailor). She’s been offered the leading role in the new drama You’re the First, a teen romance about a high school girl who moves into a mansion with three beautiful brothers: Jung Il-woo, Ahn Jae-hyun (Blood), and CNBLUE’s Lee Jung-shin (Temptation).
The drama is an adaptation of a 2-part novella called Cinderella and Four Knights by Baek-myo, about a girl who’s treated like an outsider in her own home when her father remarries. She helps out an old man one day without knowing that he’s a chaebol, and he offers her a chance to live in a giant mansion with his three grandsons and one bodyguard. With his generosity, she’s able to attend a prestigious school, and forms a new little family with her new roommates.
Her character is described as smart, resilient, and good at sports, and she dreams of becoming a veterinarian. The boys are carefree and do as they please, but are cold and emotionally closed off. As they all live together, they’ll learn to depend on one another, and begin to think of themselves as a family. And of course, a first love will bloom among them too.
Jung Il-woo and Ahn Jae-hyun have been attached to the project since last month, and Park So-dam and Lee Jung-shin have just joined them in the potential lineup, with everyone’s official stance at: “considering favorably.” I don’t actually care who they lock in as the other two brothers, just as long as I get the Jung Il-woo/Park So-dam pairing. She was very cute in the low-key cable drama Because It’s the First Time with Minho and Kim Min-jae, but the drama never made a big splash. It’d be great to see her have a breakout year in TV as well, not to mention the fact that Jung Il-woo needs a good drama, stat.
You’re the First has yet to find a broadcaster, and is hoping to air in 2016.
Ahn Jae-hyun, Lee Jung-shin