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Red Velvet’s Joy and Chu Young Woo will be starring in a new drama together!
Recently, it was confirmed that the two actors will be appearing in the upcoming Kakao TV drama “Unexpected Country Diary” (literal title).
“Unexpected Country Diary” is based on a web novel of the same name by Park Ha Min. It is a romance about a man from Seoul meeting a policewoman while living in the countryside. Along with the love story of the two characters against the backdrop of fresh nature, the drama will depict the joys and sorrows of the pure and humane people of Heedong Village. “Unexpected Country Diary” will be helmed by director Kwon Seok Jang who helped create dramas like “Bossam: Steal the Fate,” “Avengers Social Club,” and “Miss Korea.”
Joy will be playing Ahn Ja Young, a policewoman who appears whenever someone needs help. No one in Heedong Village hates her, and whenever there’s a quarrel in the neighborhood, it gets solved as soon as she intervenes. She’s social and friendly, which is the quite opposite of Han Ji Yool, a veterinarian from Seoul.
Chu Young Woo will take the role of Han Ji Yool, a man with a prickly personality. He doesn’t care much about others, and he does everything by the book. He finds life in Heedong Village not easy, and his peaceful daily life turns upside down with his new neighbors who are meddlesome and nosy. However, after he meets Ahn Ja Young, his forgotten emotions blossom to life, and he starts to experience changes little by little.
Joy commented, “It is an honor to work with director Kwon Seok Jang, whom I have always respected. Like the title of the drama, I hope it becomes a shelter that you accidentally find and get comforted by. I will do my best to express the character of Ahn Ja Young.”
Chu Yong Woo remarked, “As I usually look up all the dramas that are set in the countryside, I am excited to participate in this work because I have a personal desire for rural life. It’s an honor to work with good staff members and colleagues. As I will be playing Han Ji Yool, a veterinarian at an animal hospital, I am thoroughly preparing for the drama and character. I’ll focus on his story and do my best to prepare.”
Previously, Jang Keun Suk and Girl’s Generation’s Sooyoung were in talks for the drama, but it was ultimately decided that they will not be starring in it.
“Unexpected Country Diary” will be a mid-form drama with 12 episodes that are about 30 minutes long, and the series will be released in the second half of this year.
Watch Joy in “The One and Only“:
You can also watch Chu Young Woo in “School 2021“:
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