Hmmmmm, I’m not really sure how I feel about this.
Kim So-hyun has been offered the lead female role in upcoming drama ‘Radio Romance’ opposite of Highlight’s Yoon Doojoon. According to Dramabeans,
“The new drama will be a love story between a top star who becomes a DJ and the radio program’s writer, and it deals with healing people’s wounded hearts through the radio show. Yoon Doo-joon has been cast to play a top actor who can’t speak a single word unless it’s been scripted for him. He’s a childish character who becomes a DJ for a live radio show, which never goes according to script. The story begins with him being trapped in a radio booth with the heroine for two hours during a live broadcast.
Kim So-hyun has been offered the role of the radio show’s writer, with five years’ experience on the job (did she start when she was fifteen?). She deals with guests who don’t show up, appeases the immature star DJ, and takes all the crap from the production company, all with incredible endurance, planning, and action. Her trademark is her perseverance and endless optimism, and she can sleep anywhere no matter how small or uncomfortable the space. She’s the type of character to throw herself into action rather than debate whether something is possible.”
I don’t know what it is, but Korean casting directors need to stop casting such young actresses with actors who are much older than them. It’s so weird because 1) the age difference is huge which is concerning 2) the visuals of the couple is distracting and noticeable 3) this could affect the way one acts (e.g.: Kim Sae-ron in ‘Mirror of the Witch’ opposite Yoon Shi-yoon) and therefore reveal their weaknesses 4) the casting of actresses/actors should be realistic and close to accurate of the character they’re portraying. I like Kim So-hyun and Yoon Doojoon separately; I think they’re both great actors and actresses respectively, but together I can’t buy it especially since I know their personal ages and the fact that there are other actresses out there who could be playing So-hyun’s role instead (Kim Seul-gi anyone?? Or Park Bo-young??).
Korean dramas have been doing this recently with casting much older guys with much younger girls and even vice versa. It’s bothering to me and while I love both Doojoon and Kim So-hyun, I’m a little hesitant to watch this drama if she were to be in it (they’re a decade apart…). Unfortunately, even my love and support for Doojoon (who y’all know I absolutely love and cherish) might not be enough to get me to watch the drama or to stay so I don’t know. I might watch the first two episodes and if it’s not working for me, I will drop the drama which I think I will be okay with.
Radio Romance is set to air at the beginning of 2018.