Promising actor Kim Min-jae has confirmed to headline KBS2’s upcoming drama Dalli and Gamjatang.
Korean news outlet Daily Sports revealed that an insider from the drama industry said, “Kim Min-jae has decided to become the main character in the new KBS2 drama Dalli and Gamjatang and is in harmony with Park Gyu-young.” The casting was also verified by Kim’s agency YAMYAM Entertainment through media outlet YTN Star.
Dalli and Gamjatang is a story about an ambitious man who cluelessly falls in love with a woman while trying to take away her family’s art museum. It depicts the process of how two extremely different characters end up understanding one another, growing together, and sparking an unexpected romance.
Kim Min-jae has reportedly signed up to play Jin Mu-hak. Mu-hak works as the managing director of DonDon F&B Division, a global food corporation with over 400 franchises that began as his family’s humble gamja-tang (spicy pork backbone stew) restaurant. Contrary to his high position in the company, Mu-hak does not have a strong academic background. Initially, the role was offered to actor Lee Jae-wook (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol), but he later turned it down.
Kim Min-jae is lauded for his remarkable acting in the television dramas Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency (2019), Dr. Romantic 2 (2020), and Do You Like Brahms? (2020). With this exciting development, anticipation is already shooting up of how the 24-year-old star will make hearts flutter through his pair-up with Park Gyu-young (Sweet Home), who is said to portray the art museum director Kim Da-li.
Dalli and Gamjatang will be spearheaded by director Lee Jung-sub of Angel’s Last Mission: Love (2019) and will be co-penned by screenwriters Son Eun-hye of Witch’s Love (2018) and Park Se-eun.