KBS’s upcoming romantic melodrama Youth of May is working to make a Lee Do-hyun and Go Min-si pair-up happen.
In response to media reports published on October 6, which detailed Lee and Go’s lead participation in the series, Yue Hua Entertainment stated on behalf of the actor, “Lee Do-hyun has been tapped to appear in Youth of May and is considering it.” Similarly, Go’s agency Mystic Story clarified, “Go Min-si is positively reviewing an offer to star in the new drama.”
Youth of May will center on two young people who have an almost perfect love story, had it only happened in any ordinary springtime and not during the Gwangju Uprising in May 1980.
Lee Do-hyun is in talks to portray the male protagonist Hwang Hee-tae, a mischievous guy who despises everything that could make him predictable. If his life must be summarized in a few words, it would be “a constant war against prejudice.” In order to break down all biases placed on the sons of single mothers, he enrolled at the Seoul National University’s School of Medicine and has never failed to take the top spot during the annual ranking of medical students. However, he soon got bored of being stereotyped as someone who does not know a single thing besides studying, so he learned how to rock the guitar and frequented music cafés. One day, an unexpected turn of events brings him to the most unforgettable May of his youth.
After making his debut in the drama Prison Playbook (2017–2018), Lee went on to play support roles in Still 17 (2018), Clean With Passion for Now (2018–2019), and Hotel del Luna (2019). Currently, he is portraying his first-ever lead role in JTBC’s fantasy rom-com series 18 Again.
Meanwhile, Go Min-si is being eyed to play the role of Kim Myung-hee, a brilliant nurse who left her home to live a new and independent life in Gwangju. In the course of three years, with three shifting schedules, Myung-hee has already handled all sorts of cases in the maternity ward. Comforting crying patients is not one of her strong suits, but she is incredibly skilled in procedures that involve needle injections. She can precisely find the right blood vessel at once that even five-year-old patients will neither take notice nor cry.
Go’s small-screen debut was in the 2017 drama My Sassy Girl. She then widened her acting repertoire by taking notable roles in Meloholic (2017), Secret Boutique (2019), and Love Alarm (2019). If negotiations push through, the upcoming project will mark her first lead role in a television show. Prior to that, however, Go is set to meet Lee Do-hyun in the highly anticipated Netflix series Sweet Home.
Youth of May will consist of 12 episodes and targets to air in the spring of 2021.