Song Kang and Park In-hwan enter the world of ballet in new tvN drama
Song Kang, Park In-hwan
A new drama is in the works for tvN called Like a Butterfly and casting has been confirmed for actors Park In-hwan (Brilliant Heritage), Song Kang (Love Alarm), Na Mun-hee (Just Between Lovers), and Hong Seung-hee (Wind and Cloud and Rain).
Based on a popular and highly praised webtoon (written by Hun and illustrated by Ji Min), the drama is a coming-of-age story about life, maturity, and following your dreams. These themes are explored through the leading two characters: a man who decides to learn ballet at the age of 70 and a 23 year-old ballet dancer who, in contrast, is questioning his life path and dreams.
Park In-hwan takes on the main role of Deok-chool. Having realized he wants to live his life to its fullest and not leave behind any regrets, he decides it’s time to finally pursue his dream. So, at 70, he takes a brave leap forward and starts to learn ballet after retiring from his long career as a mailman.
Na Mun-hee plays Park’s wife, Hae-nam. Her whole life had been devoted to taking care of her kids, so much so that she gave no thought to having a life of her own. Now that her kids are grown-up, her only wish had been to not become a burden to them and live a quiet life. But her life gets thrown for a loop when her husband announces that he’s learning ballet.
Song Kang plays the character Chae-rok. Initially a soccer athlete, he switched to ballet after stumbling upon a moving ballet performance that changed his life. As a result, he started ballet late compared to his peers. And although he seems to have natural talent for the art, he is crumbling under the new pressures and expectations around him.
Hong Seung-hee plays Eun-ho, the granddaughter of Park In-hwan and Na Mun-hee. Following her dad’s advice, she has always made safe and “right” choices. Meeting Song Kang though, changes her perspective and she starts to think about what she really wants to do and what really makes her happy.
Written be Lee Eun-mi (Tunnel) and directed by PD Han Dong-hwa (Miss Lee, Police Unit 38), tvN’s upcoming Like a Butterfly is currently being planned to air early next year in 2021.
Na Mun-hee, Hong Seung-hee
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