Opposites attract in new Park Kyu-young, Lee Jae-wook KBS drama
Park Kyu-young, Lee Jae-wook
Park Kyu-young (Sweet Home, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay) and Lee Jae-wook (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol) have been confirmed to star together in upcoming drama Dal-li and Gamjatang. It’s a classic romance story between two people of different backgrounds.
Lee Jae-wook is set to play the second oldest son of a nouveau riche family. His parents began a no-name, hole in the wall restaurant that grew into a global franchise with over 400 locations around the world. He works as the director of operations for his family company, but he’s completely unlearned and uncultured. Among his achievements are consistently ranking dead last throughout his high school career, and of course, he doesn’t have a college diploma. Desperate to penetrate the inner circle of high society and throw off the tag of “new money,” he decides to take over an art gallery.
In the process, he meets Park Kyu-young’s character who is the original owner of the art gallery. She’s his complete opposite: from a traditionally rich family whose wealth collapsed overnight. Formerly a visiting researcher at Kröller-Müller Museum (Netherland’s most prestigious art institution) Park Kyu-young is the curator-owner of the Cheongsong Art Gallery until her family is ruined.
She’s the definition of a well-bred lady. Her actions and words are always gentle and measured; politeness, considerateness, and generosity have been instilled into her since childhood. She speaks seven languages, and is well-versed in art, history, philosophy, and religion.
How Park Kyu-young and Lee Jae-wook grew up, their current financial status, their educational backgrounds, their personal tastes and values are all different. But somehow, these two find their way into love as they fight over the near-bankrupt art gallery.
KBS’s Dal-li and Gamjatang will be co-written by Sohn Eun-hye (MBN’s Witch’s Love) and Park Se-eun and directed by Lee Jung-seob (Angel’s Last Mission: Love, Healer). As of yet, no air date has been announced.