Update: Park Hae Jin Confirmed To Lead In New MBC Drama + Han Ji Eun In Talks
Updated February 3 KST:
Park Hae Jin is confirmed to lead in MBC’s new drama “Old School Intern” (literal title)!
The actor will play the role of Ga Yeol Chan, an officeworker who moves to a ramyun company after suffering under an old and bossy superior. He grits his teeth and works his way up the ladder at lightning speed to eventually become the leader of the marketing and sales team. One day, the old and bossy superior Lee Man Shik (Kim Eung Soo) from his former workplace shows up at his company as a senior intern. Ga Yeol Chan’s revenge story as well as the bromance between the two men will be portrayed realistically yet comically. It will be interesting to see how Park Hae Jin plays Ga Yeol Chan, who is a perfectionist at work but an unexpectedly sloppy character in his everyday life.
Notably, it is the first time in 12 years since “East of Eden” that Park Hae Jin is appearing in an MBC drama.
Han Ji Eun and Park Hae Jin are drawing interest, as both of the veteran performers are considering lead roles in MBC’s upcoming drama, “Old School Intern” (literal title).
On January 15, Park Hae Jin’s agency Mountain Movement confirmed that Park Hae Jin is considering the role, stating, “He’s currently in discussions for participation in this drama.”
Han Ji Eun’s agency HB Entertainment released a similar statement, saying that “Han Ji Eun is actively discussing [with production staff] her participation in the drama.”
“Old School Intern” is about a man who ends up taking a demotion and starting a new position as an intern under a mouthy superior, who will be played by Kim Eung Soo. Han Ji Eun would play the role of Lee Tae Ri, a senior intern in the same company.
“Old School Intern” is slated to premier in May of this year. Are you interested in seeing the possible chemistry between Han Ji Eun and Park Hae Jin?
Watch Han Ji Eun in “Melo Is My Nature” here…
…and Park Hae Jin in the latest episode of “Forest” below!