Lee Jun-hyuk, Park Hwan-hee join Are You Human Too as second leads
Lee Jun-hyuk, Park Hwan-hee
We’ve got the second leads lined up for the “grand scale human impersonation scam” KBS drama Are You Human Too. Lee Jun-hyuk (Forest of Secrets) and Park Hwan-hee (Jealousy Incarnate) will join leads Seo Kang-joon (Entourage) and Gong Seung-yeon (Circle) in the unusual love story between an android and a human.
Lee Jun-hyuk’s character, Ji Young-hoon, is an accomplice in the “scam” that replaces the comatose Nam Shin, played by Seo Kang-joon, with an identical android in a bid to maintain his position as heir to a chaebol conglomerate. Young-hoon is Nam Shin’s secretary and only friend, and is described as a warm, easygoing person who is also pragmatic and realistic when carrying out his duties in his official capacity. His background is tied to Nam Shin’s company, PK Group, in that he was raised in an orphanage that the conglomerate funded, and went on to become a top student at a university also backed by PK Group.
Park Hwan-hee, on the other hand, will play a character who is more a victim in this human-android switcheroo. She’ll play Seo Ye-na, a client of Gong Seung-yeon’s bodyguard character and Nam Shin’s fiancee, whose father is a high-up director at PK Group. She was practically groomed to become Nam Shin’s wife, and her mother is particularly eager for their impending marriage, to better their family’s position in the intra-company politics. Ye-na sounds like the sheltered type, described as pure and someone who helps herself to whatever she desires. Well, she’ll be in for a rude awakening when her android fiance falls for her bodyguard.
Lee Jun-hyuk’s having a good year with some pretty high-profile projects: He’s currently killing it as a scheming prosecutor in Forest of Secrets, and we’ll be able to see him in blockbuster film With the Gods later this year. I loved him as the upright, moral prosecutor in City Hunter so I hope he’ll land a lead role soon, but I’m just happy he’s returning in what sounds like a really interesting show. Park Hwan-hee, I’ve seen less of, but I remember her being cute as a nurse in Descended From the Sun, so I’m hoping for the best, even though I’m worried that her character might infuse too much chaebol politics into the show.
Now that our main leads have all been cast, shoots for Are You Human Too are due to begin soon, with a target air date of sometime this fall, though KBS hasn’t confirmed its slot yet.
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