Park Hyung-shik confirmed to romance Strong Woman Park Bo-young
Park Bo-young (Oh My Ghostess) finally has a leading man for her new drama Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, which has been in the works since early June. I know the show isn’t set to air until next year, but it seems like it took an extra long time to find her a co-star. The role went to idol-actor Park Hyung-shik (High Society), who’s been stacking up his filmography with prominent supporting roles in projects like Nine and hit weekend drama What’s With This Family. He just wrapped his upcoming sageuk Hwarang: The Beginning, and will be taking on his first big leading role in Strong Woman.
The new JTBC Friday-Saturday drama comes from PD Lee Hyung-min of Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki and writer Baek Mi-kyung of Beloved Eun-dong. There’s very scant information about the premise, and all we know is that Park Bo-young is playing the title role of the physically strong woman Do Bong-soon, in a story that represents women. Previous reports said it was a comedy-action-fantasy, but I’m still waiting to find out what the actual deal is, and whether she’s just strong for her petite size, or mutant-ninja strong.
Park Hyung-shik has signed on to play a “bright tsundere” character, which seems like an oxymoron, but I guess there’s nothing to say you can’t be a cheerful guy who’s prickly on the outside and marshmallowy on the inside. Who knows, maybe it makes him happy to be gruff to others. The character is a young CEO and a self-made man, which already makes me like him; it’s infinitely better than his spoiled chaebol character in High Society, that’s for sure.
I’ve liked Park Hyung-shik in his dramas so far, and I think a bright upbeat character suits his style. It should be a cute pairing (let’s face it — Park Bo-young is cute enough for two), but what I’m really hoping for is that the heroine will be as sassy as she is strong.
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon will begin shooting in October, and is being planned for a January broadcast on JTBC.
Via Herald Pop
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