First look at Im Shi-wan, Shin Se-kyung in JTBC’s Run On
New promos have been released for JTBC’s romance drama Run On, featuring Im Shi-wan (Hell Is Other People) and Shin Se-kyung (Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung) in new posters and stills.
The drama takes an introspective look at how people become so engrossed in their individual lives, like they’re each living in their own bubbles. Understanding one another becomes difficult when everyone have different nuances and intentions hidden behind what they say, even when speaking the same language. The story then follows the characters as their individual worlds collide with one another and as they try to break through barriers in communication and forge connections.
In this drama, Im Shi-wan plays Ki Sun-kyeom. Although now retired, his job as an athlete and sprinter defined who he was and still is. He’s learned to value every moment in life, understanding acutely the difference one second can make in competitions. He’s also become sensitive to the importance of timing, knowing that once he decides to move forward, there is no turning back. As such, in relationships, he has a tendency to worry about his actions: when to start something, when to stop, when to approach first, when to express, etc.
Shin Se-kyung takes on the role of translator Oh Mi-joo, whose job primarily involves translating subtitles for films. Similar to Im Shi-wan, her work reflects her character. She understands that translation isn’t simply replacing each word literally from language A to B. She puts a lot of care into how to best convey or express something, the way it was intended in the original language. As a result, even in her personal life, she puts a lot of thought into the words she uses and worries about how to best express what she feels.
The posters reflect the drama’s theme with the two leads in separate posters, each in their own worlds. But when placed together, we see that the two are standing under the same clear blue sky, looking and smiling at one another.
Written by Park Shi-hyun and directed by PD Lee Jae-hoon (The Ghost Detective, Chief Kim), JTBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Run On is currently set to premiere on December 16, following Private Lives.
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