IOI’s Jung Chae-yeon to join Reunited Worlds
According to her agency MBK Entertainment, DIA idol Jung Chae-yeon (Drinking Solo) has confirmed a role in upcoming SBS drama, Reunited Worlds, and is currently working out the details of scheduling and character importance. The new fantasy rom-com is about how an 18-year-old boy and a 31-year-old woman who are friends born in the same year fall in love despite their current age gap.
Because of the setup, I’m assuming there’s going to be a time-slip or other fantasy element involved somewhere, which would be awesome. Names that are currently being floated around to play the two leads are Yeo Jin-gu (Circle) and Lee Yeon-hee (Hwajeong), but both are still only tentatively considering. Jung Chae-yeon will be playing the heroine’s adolescent counterpart, probably 18 years old like the male lead.
Jung Chae-yeon initially gained fame through her performance on the reality survival show Produce 101, managing to become part of the top eleven that formed a temporary but extremely popular group called IOI. Although the group disbanded earlier this year, Jung Chae-yeon has remained a trending name, and has been dipping her toes into acting waters. She played the part of a haughty student in last year’s Drinking Solo, and while I haven’t seen it, I like seeing fresh faces on screen.
Jung Chae-yeon’s next drama, Reunited Worlds, will begin airing on SBS this coming July.
Via Sports DongA