BoA cast in JTBC drama This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
Pop star BoA is giving television another go, and has joined JTBC’s upcoming drama This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, news that both the station and BoA’s management, SM Entertainment, have confirmed. She’d starred in a short two-episode mini-drama three years ago, Anticipate Love (with Daniel Choi, Im Shi-wan, and Kim Ji-won), but this’ll be her first acting role in a full-length drama series.
BoA won’t be taking the lead role, though; the leading lady character has yet to be cast. But Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day, Miss Korea) has now confirmed taking the husband role, after being announced previously as a likely candidate. The drama, which is based on a 2007 Japanese series of the same name, unfolds when a man who’d thought he was in a happy marriage finds out about his wife may be cheating. Lee’s character is a television PD who first clues into his wife’s intentions when he sees a hotel reservation text message on her phone, and takes to the internet for advice from strangers.
BoA will play a workaholic head writer with a refreshing, straight-talking personality, and I’m expecting that she’ll have most of her scenes with Lee and the broadcast staff. Meanwhile, additional supporting characters include Lee Sang-yub (Master — God of Noodle, Signal) playing Lee Seon-kyun’s university hoobae and Kim Hee-won (Awl, Let’s Eat 2) as his lawyer friend.
This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair will be directed by PD Kim Seok-yoon, who recently did a killer job directing JTBC’s Awl (and both Detective K films before that). The drama will run for 12 episodes and premieres in October.
Via Star News
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