Choi Kang-hee headlines new KBS fantasy rom-com drama Hello? It’s Me!
KBS drama Hello? It’s Me! has confirmed its casting of Choi Kang-hee (Good Casting) as the lead character. She’ll be playing a 37-year-old who is given a chance to relive her youth as a bright and passionate 17-year-old.
If life were a baseball game, Choi Kang-hee’s character has already struck out three times. She’s single not by choice, but by sheer lack of interest from the opposite sex. She’s a temp worker so her employment status is always in danger. Even her own family doesn’t seem to care about the things going on in her life.
Then, she’s given the opportunity to live as her 17-year-old self when she was brave and optimistic, unlike her current downtrodden cowardly self. Choi Kang-hee described Hello? It’s Me! as a coming-of-age fantasy drama for adults who have always wanted to relive their youth.
Just because of the plotline, I can’t help but compare this drama to Eighteen Again. Hopefully, there will be a significant difference in messaging and thematic plot lines since this one doesn’t attempt to also address marriage. I’m also wondering if they’ll keep Choi Kang-hee to play her own 17-year-old self or if they’ll cast an up-and-coming actress.
Hello? It’s Me!, written by Yoo Song-yi and directed by Lee Hyun-seok, will begin airing January 2021.
Via Chosun Sports