Baek Sung-hyun, Kim Yoon-hye join drinking rom-com Mojito
The upcoming rom-com drama Mojito has secured its two secondary leads, Baek Sung-hyun (Voice, Doctors) and Kim Yoon-hye (My Sassy Girl, Vampire Detective). The drama is centered around the ongoings of a day-drinking establishment, run by an heir with a negative bank balance who becomes an agitated bundle of nerves at nighttime. He meets a woman who has lived her entire life with her balance in the red, and the story is about how they heal each other’s wounds and fall in love. Offers are out to Sung Joon (Perfect Wife) and Im Ji-yeon (Blow Breeze) to star, and reports say they are both considering favorably.
Baek Sung-hyun has confirmed that he will be playing the heroine’s childhood friend named Young-kwang who follows her around because of his one-sided crush on her. He has held an extensive range of part-time jobs, and has thus achieved the coveted goal of financial independence. His success has allowed him to rent an apartment in the city, but due to his frustratingly timid personality, he still hasn’t been able to confess his love to the heroine for all these years.
On the other hand, Kim Yoon-hye will play a character named Seo Ye-ji, who is a new permanent employee on the marketing team of an alcohol-manufacturing company. More details have yet to be announced regarding her relationship with the rest of the characters, but I’m hoping the love square will sort itself out more like High Society than Warm and Cozy, which are two dramas that jumped to mind when reading the initial plot description of a debt-ridden heir and a working class girl making their way in the food industry. High Society had two relatively stable parallel love lines, while Warm and Cozy had a strange love polygon with familial complications and typical chaebol relationships.
Currently, the drama is being considered for a timeslot on KBS. This pre-produced light romance Mojito will probably air sometime in the latter half of this year.
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