Jeon Do-yeon, Ryu Joon-yeol to star in JTBC drama Human Disqualification
Jeon Do-yeon, Ryu Joon-yeol
Jeon Do-yeon (The Good Wife) and Ryu Joon-yeol (Lucky Romance, Little Forest) have confirmed that they will star together in JTBC’s upcoming healing drama Human Disqualification. It’s about ordinary people who have worked hard all their lives, only to realize that they haven’t reached their goals or become anything.
Directed by Heo Jin-ho (Princess Deokhye) and Park Hong-soo and written by Kim Ji-hye (My Love, My Bride, Architecture 101), Human Disqualification is all about real people and their lost dreams. Jeon Do-yeon plays a woman who hasn’t become the person she wanted to be and has lost her way. Ryu Joon-yeol plays a man facing the end of youth, who realizes with fear that he may not be able to become anything.
Jeon Do-yeon’s character is a ghostwriter who dreamt of writing something original in her own name. Although she tried her best, she wakes up one day feeling that she’s a failure and begins to question the meaning of her own existence. She begins to walk the downhill path in life’s vicissitudes, with all the accompanying anxiety, emptiness, loneliness, and disappointments.
Ryu Joon-yeol’s character manages a service company. He grew up poor, and always wanted to become rich. His company caters to the wealthy, providing any errand role or service in their stead no matter how dangerous. At the cusp of his life, where he should be on the up-and-up, he realizes he hasn’t become anything and loses his purpose.
The character is an amalgamation of contradictions. He seems like an adult, but sometimes shows the frail sentiments of youth. He seems aloof and sarcastic, but a part of him desperating wants to be needed by others. He meets Jeon Do-yeon, and together, they undergo some interesting transformations as they share with each other their emotional scars.
Apink’s Sohn Na-eun (Will You Have Dinner With Me) and Yoo Soo-bin (Crash Landing on You) have also confirmed to join Human Disqualification, but their roles have yet to be announced. Additionally in the cast lineup are actors Park Byung-eun (Oh My Baby), Jo Eun-ji (Entertainer), Kim Hyo-jin (Private Lives), and Park Ji-young (When I Was the Most Beautiful).
Human Disqualification will air on JTBC sometime in the latter half of this year.
Sohn Na-eun, Yoo Soo-bin