Kim Rae-won offered SBS’s Doctors opposite Park Shin-hye
Hm, Kim Rae-won (Punch) and Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio)? The casting for this drama is far from confirmed, but right now they’re the two leads in contention for SBS’s new medical series Doctors. I don’t know. I will totally eat my words if they end up being a good match, but when the production started out by courting Park Shin-hye and Lee Sung-kyung (Cheese in the Trap), I thought maybe they were going for something light. Courting Kim Rae-won, on the other hand, makes me think it’s going to be a serious medical drama.
The new Monday-Tuesday series comes from writer Ha Myung-hee, of High Society, Warm Words, and Can We Get Married, and tells the story of an incorrigible heroine who’s bold and distrusting of others. She’s a neurosurgery fellow, and she’ll go up against an unfair social hierarchy within the hospital as she overcomes her stubborn ways to become a good doctor.
Lee Sung-kyung is up to play her rival, a neurosurgery fellow and former high school classmate who comes from a wealthy doctor family. She’s bright and happy and loved by everyone, until the person she loves is stolen from her, and she goes dark side.
Kim Rae-won has been offered the role of a gifted neurosurgery specialist. He’s got a lively personality and is so affable that most people trust him right away, and he’s described as a realist through and through. Kim Rae-won’s management released a statement that they’d only received an offer, and no one’s been confirmed for the series yet, so I fully expect them to go a few more rounds before we get a main cast locked down.
Doctors will air following Jackpot on Mondays and Tuesdays in June.
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