A little over a week before the premiere of the highly anticipated series Start-Up, the production has confirmed that actress Lee Bo-young will be one of the guest stars in tvN’s new Saturday and Sunday drama.
“Lee Bo-young has confirmed to make a special appearance in Start-Up. Please [find out] the details through the broadcast,” they shared.
The series follows the stories of young entrepreneurs and their struggles and journey towards success in South Korea’s fictional Silicon Valley called Sandbox. It features stars Bae Suzy (Vagabond) as Seo Dal-mi, a part-timer who aspires to be the next Steve Jobs; Nam Joo-hyuk (The School Nurse Files) as Nam Do-san, the CEO of a struggling company; Kim Seon-ho (Catch the Ghost) as Han Ji-pyung, known as the “Gordon Ramsay of investments” and the team leader of SH Venture Capital; and Kang Han-na (Designated Survivor: 60 Days) as Won In-jae, a chaebol heiress struggling to be recognized for her skills instead of her family name.
It was reported that Lee Bo-young’s special appearance was made through her relationship with writer Park Hye-ryun. Lee played an active part in one of the writer’s series, I Can Hear Your Voice. In the 2013 drama, the actress played the protagonist Jang Hye-sung. Lee last appeared in the romance drama When My Love Blooms, which premiered last April.
Start-Up is set for its first episode broadcast on October 17 at 9 p.m. KST on tvN. The series will also be available on Netflix in over 190 countries.