Shim Eun Kyung to Receive Piano Lessons While Preparing for “Nodame Cantible” Remake

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Shim Eun Kyung is receiving a lot of attention after being cast as the heroine of the Korean remake of “Nodame Cantibile,” and her agency stated “She will start piano lessons tomorrow.”

A representative from Shim Eun Kyung’s agency stated “After confirming her appearance in the Korean version of “Nodame Cantibile” today, Shim Eun Kyung will begin instrument lessons in earnest and will focus on preparing for filming.”

The representative continued by saying “As “Nodame Cantibile” was immensely popular in Korea as well, people will no doubt compare Shim Eun Kyung to Ueno Juri, but Shim Eun Kyung will put her own spin on the character.”

After confirming her appearance in the drama, Shim Eun Kyung stated through the production company “I had fun reading the manga, and I am a fan of Ueno Juri, who played Nodame in the drama version. I had the desire to attempt a charming character like Nodame, and the opportunity finally came. I will show you a new Nodame-esque side of me.”

Shim Eun Kyung will play the role of Oh So Ri, a strange but genius pianist with 4-D charms, and she will be matching up with Joo Won, who will play the role of Cha Yoo Jin.

“Nodame Cantibile” is a classical music themed manga authored by Ninomiya Tomoko, and it was made into a drama in 2006 for Fuji TV, becoming a huge hit. Other cast members in the Korean version include Baek Yoon Shik and Tiny-G’s Do Hee appearing. The drama will air on KBS2 this October.