Kim Ji Suk Is The Guy Friend You Wish You Had In Upcoming Drama

tvN’s upcoming drama “My Unfamiliar Family” has shared a sneak peek of star Kim Ji Suk in character!

“My Unfamiliar Family” will tell the story of the relationships and misunderstandings between strangers who are like family—and family who are like strangers. In the drama, the characters find themselves growing apart from their families as they get older, and their secrets pile up as they have a hard time opening up to those who are closest to them. On the other hand, they also learn that sometimes, life introduces you to strangers who can share and understand your deepest emotions and secrets.

Han Ye Ri will star in the drama as the optimistic and overly considerate Kim Eun Hee, while Kim Ji Suk will play the role of Park Chan Hyuk, her close guy friend and former college classmate who becomes her relationship coach to get her back in the dating game.

A free spirit who thinks outside the box, Park Chan Hyuk gave up on his dreams of becoming a photographer in order to head his own media company. As a perceptive realist with strong powers of observation, he is able to quickly pick up on what others are thinking and feeling, even if they attempt to hide it.

On May 4, the upcoming drama released its first stills of Kim Ji Suk in his new role. In one photo, Park Chan Hyuk looks serious as he listens to Kim Eun Hee open up over a bottle of soju, proving himself a reliable friend who is always ready to lend her an ear. Another photo captures the cute bickering dynamic between the two friends, with Kim Eun Hee glaring at Park Chan Hyuk while he wears a satisfied smirk.

Explaining why he had been drawn to the role, Kim Ji Suk remarked, “As soon as I received the plot synopsis for the drama, I became extremely curious about Chan Hyuk. I thought that there must be another, hidden side to the character—that he must have a story of his own that he’s unable to tell. I also found it interesting that he ends up being the only one to learn the secret of Eun Hee’s family.”

The actor continued, “[While playing the character,] I was careful to only say my lines once I’d fully listened to my co-star’s lines. I thought that the most critical aspect of [portraying Park Chan Hyuk] was to listen to what others had to say—to make it my top priority to become a good listener.”

“My Unfamiliar Family” premieres on June 1 at 9 p.m. KST and will be available with English subtitles on Viki.

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