2PM’s Junho considers supporting role in KBS comedy Chief Kim
2PM idol Junho may go from playing a lawyer in Memory to playing a prosecutor in KBS’s workplace comedy Chief Kim. The upbeat human drama about a quirky middle manager at an ordinary company is presently courting Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim) to headline, though he’s still unconfirmed, and an offer is now out to Junho for a supporting role, which he’s considering favorably.
The new series from writer Park Jae-bum of Good Doctor, Blood, and God’s Quiz is about an accountant who becomes a middle manager at a company and fights for his employees’ fundamental rights. Chief Kim is described as an odd character who always appears to be joking, but he’s a highly principled man who isn’t afraid of what other people think and always acts according to his beliefs.
Junho has been offered the role of a smart and charismatic prosecutor who then goes on to become a managing director at a large company. Well that means he’ll definitely outrank Chief Kim, so if they end up at the same company, the young hotshot will be the boss, which should make for an interesting setup.
Junho hasn’t had a lot of acting projects, but he started out in movies—thriller Cold Eyes, coming-of-age comedy Twenty, sageuk Memories of the Sword—before taking on his first drama role in tvN’s Memory this year. I haven’t seen him act much, but the general response to his small supporting roles seems favorable, so I’m hoping that he’ll be a good addition to the cast. Obviously it’ll be the casting of Chief Kim that’ll make or break the comedy, so I’ve still got my fingers crossed for Namgoong Min.
Chief Kim will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays following Oh My Geum-bi in January 2017.
Via Joy News
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