Hyeri offered leading role in SBS drama Entertainer
Answer Me 1988’s Hyeri is the latest actor in contention to join SBS’s Entertainer, which is still courting Ji Sung (Kill Me, Heal Me) to headline as the president of an agency repping the lowest rungs on the showbiz ladder.
The drama is set in the K-pop world, featuring stories of love and growth told with warmth and heart. That’s the promise, anyway; at the center of the story is the agency president putting together a band and learning what it takes to become a genuine manager for his artists. Sort of like Dream High meets… She’s So Lovable? Is that a bad example? Maybe Dream High is all the comparison we need, since that’s the best example I can think of a music-industry drama that successfully balanced stories of youthful dreams with musical themes and a lot of heart.
Hyeri would play the female lead, a 22-year-old young woman who has lost both parents and sells fish at the marketplace, and she’ll have a loveline with the agency president. Okay, so throw a dash of You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin into the mix too.
It’s too bad Park Bo-gum recently declined the role of one of the musicians at the agency, although it could also be a good thing since it’s barely been any time at all since they were together in Answer Me. Even if you wanted to see them again, it would probably be best to have more than a couple months off before the reunion, no?
Entertainer premieres on April 20 as SBS’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama following Come Back, Ajusshi.
Via My Daily