Song Kang, Park In Hwan, And More Confirmed For New tvN Drama About Ballet
Slated to premiere in 2021 and based on the webtoon of the same name, “Navillera” is about Duk Chool, who begins ballet at the age of 70, and the 23-year-old ballerino Chae Rok who gets lost while chasing his dreams. The drama will tell a story of growth about people who pursue their dreams because life only comes around once.
The popular webtoon was serialized in 2016 and received a high rating of 9.9 stars out of 10. The drama will be helmed by director Han Dong Hwa, who worked on OCN’s “Squad 38,” “Bad Guys 2,” and tvN’s “Miss Lee,” and it will be written by scriptwriter Lee Eun Mi who wrote OCN’s “Tunnel.”
Park In Hwan will be taking on the role of the retired mailman Duk Chool whose deeply hidden dream of becoming a ballerino resurfaces at an old age. He takes on the challenge of ballet to finally fulfill his lifelong desire. Previously, Park In Hwan showcased his solid acting skills in the films “E.X.I.T” and “Miss Granny” as well as the drama “Liver or Die.”
Song Kang will be playing Chae Rok, who started ballet late but has an extraordinary talent. Chae Rok has never thought of anything besides soccer, but after coincidentally watching a ballet performance, he feels something he can’t describe with words for the first time. Duk Chool also appears in his life to turn things inside out. Following his recent projects “When the Devil Calls Your Name” and “Love Alarm,” viewers are highly anticipating Song Kang’s transformation in this upcoming drama.
Na Moon Hee will be playing Hae Nam, Duk Chool’s wife who takes care of her grownup children’s lives as if they were her own. She wants to live life quietly without becoming a burden to her children, but Duk Chool suddenly tells her that he wants to pursue ballet. Na Moon Hee and Park In Hwan have already showcased their great chemistry through “Miss Granny.”
Hong Seung Hee will be playing the role of Eun Ho, Duk Chool’s granddaughter who lives a life planned by her father. After meeting Song Kang, she starts over again in order to find her own happiness and dreams, realistically portraying the life of a young woman in her 20s. Previously, Hong Seung Hee impressed in “Memorist” and “King Maker: The Change of Destiny.”
The production team shared, “The special cast consisting of veteran acting legends Park In Hwan and Na Moon Hee as well as the trendy Song Kang and Hong Seung Hee is now complete. Please anticipate the miracle of ballet that will turn on a green light between the 70-year-old elderly man entering the last chapters of his life and the 23-year-old youth who is just beginning to take on challenges in life.”
In the meantime, watch Song Kang in “When the Devil Calls Your Name” below: