Kwak Dong-yeon, Kim Jin-woo befriend Yeo Jin-gu for Reunited Worlds
Kwak Dong-yeon (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) and Kim Jin-woo (Remember—Son’s War) have confirmed joining the supporting cast in SBS’s new drama Reunited Worlds. This fantasy romance features a love story between Yeo Jin-gu (Circle) and Lee Yeon-hee (Hwajeong) who play childhood friends born in the same year who somehow aged differently, and ended up with one at 18 and one at 31 years old.
Kim Jin-woo will play Yeo Jin-gu’s friend who is also the director of a large department store; he’s the type of character who is an all-around perfect Renaissance man. When he was younger, he studied and got good grades, played piano with expert finesse, and did drawing and sports well too. The actor is just about to turn 34, so I’m assuming that he, like Lee Yeon-hee, aged normally while Yeo Jin-gu drank youth potion or went through a time portal or underwent some other fantasy device in order to maintain his youth.
On the other hand, I can imagine Kwak Dong-yeon playing someone who is eighteen years old. He’ll actually be playing Yeo Jin-gu’s younger brother (although in real life, Yeo is a couple months younger than him). Although Kwak’s been in the industry for years, carefully building his filmography as a child actor with works like Age of Feeling and Jang Ok-jung, Live by Love, he had a bump in fame last year after playing Park Bo-gum’s bodyguard in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. He most recently had a cameo in Fight My Way’s first episode as Kim Ji-won’s loser ex-boyfriend.
Well, now that Yeo Jin-gu’s bros (blood and otherwise) have been confirmed, all we need is a similar female trio for Lee Yeon-hee. Here’s to hoping that Reunited Worlds will pass the Bechdel test!
Reunited Worlds will begin airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS starting in July, after Suspicious Partner ends.
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