Jang Keun Suk & Park Shin Hye Cast in Idol Drama
*KP’s note: The majority of bloggers have translated the title as You’re Beautiful. Although I agree that it sounds better than You’re Handsome, minam (미남) refers to a good-looking male. Naver Dictionary translates minamja as “handsome man”. Hence, until the English title is confirmed, we will probably refer to the drama as You’re Handsome. Oh, and just to make things more confusing, Park Shin Hye is playing both a female and a male – the former who takes over the latter’s identity. His name happens to be Mi Nam. So who knows? Maybe the drama will be called You’re Minam. Read below the jump for further details.
PD Hong Sung Chang has confirmed that Jang Keun Suk and Park Shin Hye will star in his upcoming SBS drama series, You’re Handsome* (English title unconfirmed; 미남이시네요). He said that Jang and Park were cast because of their acting skills, and at ages 22 and 19 respectively, they are well-suited to convey “fresh” idol stars.
Jang Keun Suk (- KP’s note: It’s Keun Suk, not Geun Suk! -) will play Hwang Tae Kyung, an aspiring singer from the countryside who becomes a member of an idol group. Park Shin Hye is playing fraternal twins – one male and one female. The older, male twin is named Go Mi Nam while the younger, female twin is named Go Mi Nyeo. (KP’s note: Minam and minyeo are the Korean words for a handsome man and a female beauty, respectively.)
Mi Nam has been chosen to join as the fourth member of an already-famous, three-member idol group. However, when he gets into a serious injury, Mi Nyeo is forced to take her brother’s place and identity. (In other words, Mi Nyeo must pretend that she’s Mi Nam in front of the entire public.) Although she and fellow group member Tae Kyung squabble and don’t get along at first, a loving relationship develops.
Other members of the main cast – particularly the two other idol group members – are expected to be confirmed and announced by next week.
The SBS drama series is being written by Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran, the sisters who wrote the scripts for Hong Gil Dong, Fantasy Couple, My Girl, and Delightful Girl Choon Hyang.
You’re Handsome is expected to premiere on October 17, following the end of SBS’s current Wednesday-Thursday drama, Swallow the Sun.