Leads Confirmed for Style
Upcoming SBS weekend drama Style (script written by Ku Ji Won and Moon Ji Young, directed by Oh Jong Rok) is set to be broadcast beginning July 25. Based on the novel of the same name by Baek Young Ok, Style has been hailed as the Korean version of The Devil Wears Prada.
Ryu Si Won, E Ji Ah, Kim Hye Soo, and Lee Yong Woo have been confirmed as the drama’s four leads. Ryu’s last Korean drama project was Wedding with Jang Na Ra. E Ji Ah recently filmed a segment of the telecinema project with Kang Ji Hwan. Kim Hye Soo has been working steadily with over a dozen projects in the past ten years – the most recent being 2008’s Modern Boy. Lee Yong Woo is a dancer-model who is making his acting debut through this production. He attracted attention as “Yoon Eun Hye’s man” in W‘s May photo spread.
Kim Hye Soo will act as the chief editor of a famous fashion magazine company called Style. Editor Park has a gorgeous appearance as well as outstanding abilities in journalism. However, she has a strange personality and nervous temperament. She is not liked by her juniors because of her excessive passion for work. The character is similar to Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada.
Editor Park is the boss of Lee Seo Jung and clashes with her about everything. E Ji Ah plays Seo Jung, the 26-year-old assistant for the features team. She is a mere beginner with just one year of experience. (KP’s note: Some articles said that she had eight years of experience.) However, Seo Jung overcomes the difficulties of working at the bottom of Style’s corporate ladder.
Seo Woo Jin, played by Ryu Si Won, is a former doctor who currently owns a restaurant. He appears in front of Seo Jung just as she is facing the biggest crisis of her life – she is betrayed by her boyfriend who she has been with for three years. Woo Jin also happens to be ex of Editor Park.
Kim Min Joon is a photographer played by Lee Yong Woo. There may be some exploration of bisexuality through this character.
The production company said that Style will realistically portray the passion, suffering, and love of the young generation in the modern society that is consumed by materialism.