Jung Il-woo to play chef in SBS rom-com, Midnight Snack Couple
After weeks of being courted, Jung Il-woo (Haechi) has confirmed he’ll be taking on the lead role in the latest SBS rom-com, Midnight Snack Couple. Kang Ji-young (Soshite, Ikiru) and Lee Hak-joo (Be Melodramatic) are set to costar.
Jung will play a chef who runs his own late night restaurant and decides to take part in a variety show. His character, Park Jin-sung, is famed for his cooking skills and good looks. Kang Ji-young’s character, Kim Ah-jin, is the PD of said variety show and she gets caught up in a love triangle between Jung Il-woo and Lee Hak-joo.
I’ve seen Jung Il-woo on the variety show Convenience Store Restaurant, where the cast members create dishes and compete to have them sold in convenience stores and he really knows his way around the kitchen, so I expect this role will come quite naturally to him. Kang Ji-young (formerly of idol group Kara) is a bit of an unknown quantity for me. She’s been very active in the Japanese acting scene, so I’m hoping–if she is indeed the lead–that her experience will translate here.
Midnight Snack Couple, written by Park Seung-hye (A Man Called God) and directed by Song Ji-won (The King 2 Hearts), is set to air during the later half of 2020 on SBS.
Kang Ji-young, Lee Hak-joo