Shin Se-kyung, Im Shi-wan to star in new JTBC drama
Shin Se-kyung, Im Shi-wan
JTBC’s latest romance drama Run On has confirmed Shin Se-kyung (Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung) will be its female lead.
The drama’s central conceit is that in the modern era, everyone is busy living their own lives and it’s difficult to truly understand each other even when you are speaking the same language. We’ll get to follow along as the characters build relationships despite the difficulties in communicating with each other.
Shin Se-kyung will be playing an adventurous translator who is true to her feelings. She’s also a realist who knows what she likes and what she doesn’t like. Shin’s character first became interested in languages because she had fond memories of subtitles helping her to understand an evocative foreign film. When she realized that some subtitles were written incorrectly, she decided to do the job herself by becoming a translator.
Im Shi-wan (Hell is Other People) plays Shin Se-kyung’s potential love interest. He’s a failed athlete that once competed in short distance events at a national level and even used to sell out arenas (even though track and field is a relatively unpopular sport). But due to an unfortunate event, his life completely changes and he decides to retire for good. He then meets Shin Se-kyung’s character, and he realizes there’s more to the world than just track and field.
In the supporting cast, SNSD’s Sooyoung (Tell Me What You Saw) plays the CEO of a sports agency. She’s from a wealthy chaebol family, but she’s been overlooked as the chaebol group’s heir just because she’s not a man. Kang Tae-oh (Tale of Nokdu) plays a carefree art student who has a bright and refreshing personality. When he first meets Sooyoung’s character, she demands that he draw her a sketch. Despite her bad temper, he becomes intrigued by her and how she seems like Rapunzel trapped in a tower of her own making.
Regarding Shin Se-kyung’s casting news, a show staffer said, “Shin Se-kyung was perfect to express a well-rounded young woman and we look forward to seeing her act in a romance.” Recently, Shin Se-kyung won the Top Excellence Award during the MBC Drama Awards for her work in Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung. She also currently stars in a Youtube show called Jinsa Noona, where she vlogs about her daily life.
Run On, directed by PD Lee Jae-hoon (Chief Kim) and rookie screenwriter Park Shi-hyun, will begin filming by the end of the summer and begin airing on JTBC during the latter part of this year.