Kairos star Ahn Bo-hyun might work together with The King: Eternal Monarch leading lady Kim Go-eun soon!
On March 10, an official from Ahn Bo-Hyun’s agency FN Entertainment said that “Ahn Bo-Hyun has been offered to appear in the drama Yumi’s Cells, and he is considering the proposal positively.”
Yumi’s Cells is a drama based on a popular Naver webtoon of the same name by Lee Dong-gun, and tells the story of Yumi, an ordinary office worker in her 30s. The story is narrated through the eyes of the cells inside her head that control her thoughts, actions, and feelings. She has very little conviction and cannot express her emotions well, but she loves her work. Currently, the webtoon has accumulated a total of 3.2 billion reads and counting.
Ahn Bo-Hyun has been offered the role of Gu Woong, a man who seems to be unenthusiastic about everything but is actually a hopeless romantic deep inside and will eventually be romantic towards Yumi. Ahn is a rising star who is known for his roles in Her Private Life (2019), Itaewon Class (2020), and Kairos (2020). The actor is also part of the main cast of the upcoming original Netflix noir drama Undercover with The World of the Married (2020) star Han So-hee.
Meanwhile, last December, producer Studio Dragon announced that Kim Go-eun officially accepted the proposal to be the drama’s main star, Yumi. Asked of what she thinks of the webtoon story, the actress commented, “I think it was the power of empathy and the love story of an ordinary woman named Yumi that made many people cry and laugh.” This will be Kim’s fourth drama in her professional career, following Cheese in the Trap (2016), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017), and The King: Eternal Monarch (2020).
Yumi’s Cells is scheduled to begin filming in the first half of 2021, although the network that will broadcast the drama is still undecided as of writing. It will be directed by PD Lee Sang-yeob of My Holo Love (2020) and A Piece of Your Mind (2020) and penned by writers Song Jae-jung (Memories of the Alhambra, W: Two Worlds Apart), Kim Yoon-joo (Find Me in Your Memory, Duel), and rookie writer Kim Kyung-ran.