There’s no way to go but up for "Start-Up" actor Kim Seon-ho, who gets another offer to star in a TV remake of a 2004 film.
Seon-ho, who skyrocketed to fame through the hit TvN-produced drama “Start-Up,” is in talks to star in the remake of the romantic-comedy film “Mr. Hong,” a report from South Korean news site Ilgan Sports said.
Kim Seon-ho will reportedly take on the role of Hong Du-shik originally played by Kim Joo-hyeok.
In a video released on “The Swoon,” Kim Seon-ho admitted that he still couldn’t believe how far he has come as an actor.
“When I first read the script, what caught my attention was this: Ji-pyeong goes through a lot of pain and a time of sadness. It’s an interesting character, so I thought it’d be fun to join this drama. That’s all I thought about. I never expected the character to be this popular. Thank you so much for loving Ji-pyeong,” he said.
Prior to starring in “Start-Up,” Kim Seon-ho previously appeared in the dramas “Two Cops,” “Welcome To Waikiki 2,” and “100 Days My Prince,” among others.
The 2004 version of “Mr. Hong” followed the story of a man who can do almost everything and is willing to do anything even at a minimum wage and a woman named Yoon Hye-jin who happens to be a dentist who goes to a rural town to open a clinic.
Meanwhile, the remake, which will reportedly be written by Shin Ha-eun — who has written dramas such as “Argon” and “The Crowned Clown” — will air in 2021 via TvN.
Seon-ho was previously offered to star in the drama with the working title “Link” and is gearing up for a stage production called “Ice.”