TVXQ’s Yunho And Moon So Ri In Talks + Lee Yeon Hee And Hong Jong Hyun Reported For New Office Romance Drama
Earlier on May 16, OSEN reported that Lee Yeon Hee and Hong Jong Hyun are positively reviewing the offer to star in “Race” (literal title) by screenwriter Kim Ru Ri of “Hyena.” On May 23, YTN star also reported that Moon So Ri received an offer for the drama as well. At the time, a source from Moon So Ri’s agency C-JeS Entertainment stated, “She has received an offer for the role, and she is positively reviewing the offer.”
On June 2, Sports Chosun reported that Yunho will be joining the cast of “Race” as one of the main leads. In response to the report, a source from SM Entertainment stated, “Yunho received an offer to star as the role of Seo Dong Hoon in the drama ‘Race.’ He is positively reviewing the offer.”
“Race” is a drama that captures life’s race in this rapidly changing digital age that we are living in. The drama centers around the office life and romance story of Park Yoon Jo, a woman born in 1990 who faces life head-on despite not having anything to show in terms of academic or family background, and Ryu Jae Min, a man born in 1990 who wants to make a just and good world but has no expectations for his company to do so. Lee Yeon Hee is reportedly in talks to play the role of marketer Park Yoon Jo, while Hong Jong Hyun is reportedly in talks to play Ryu Jae Min.
Moon So Ri, who previously captivated viewers in “On the Verge of Insanity,” is in talks to play Goo Yi Jung, a PR specialist and a former journalist from an influential media outlet who reached the top of her career as a PR expert in Korea and in the United States. She is an expert in communications and management strategy who provides consulting for the overall management strategy of a company. Goo Yi Jung is level-headed because she considers all things as a means to achieve her goals, but she is also rational in the sense that she does not simply judge a person by their background.
Yunho is in talks to play Seo Dong Hoon, the CEO of the public relations agency Earth Communications. Seo Dong Hoon was born in the United States, attended middle and high school in Korea, and graduated college with a design major at the New York Arts School. He worked for a design company in the United States, and after getting his MBA at a business school, he started working in public relations and eventually climbed his way up from the head of a department and team leader position to the CEO position. Seo Dong Hoon understands the fast-paced environment of public relations, and due to spending a lot of time abroad, he values expressing ideas freely. He is the ideal public relations person with a flexible mindset that compromises with the limits of reality. Furthermore, Seo Dong Hoon will be a part of a love triangle with Park Yoon Jo and Ryu Jae Min, and he will also showcase chemistry with Goo Yi Jung.
If Yunho accepts the role, this will be his first time starring in a drama in five years since “Melo Holic.” Previously, he also impressed in “King of Ambition,” “I Order You,” “Diary of a Night Watchman,” and more.
Stay tuned for more updates on the drama!
In the meantime, watch Lee Yeon Hee and Moon So Ri in “SF8“:
Also catch Hong Jong Hyun in “Absolute Boyfriend“: