On March 14, Welcome to Waikiki 2 unveiled news stills featuring its lead Kim Seon-ho in what seems to be a series of unfortunate events in his character’s life.
Welcome to Waikiki 2, just like the previous and original season, is set in a guesthouse called Waikiki where six young individuals live together and struggle to manage the unprofitable venture. Lee Yi-kyung is reprising his role, Lee Joon-ki, from season 1 and is joined by new cast members Kim Seon-ho, Shin Hyun-soo, Moon Ga-young, Ahn Soo-hee, and Kim Ye-won.
Kim Seon-ho (Feel Good To Die) takes on the role of Cha Woo-sik, a high school friend of Lee Joon-ki. He wants to be a singer, so he is pleased when he becomes a member of an idol group that has actually gotten a place in the industry. But his happiness is fleeting since the group did not succeed, and he is forced to perform at weddings and hold singing lessons to make ends meet. He is the guy who will accept any job and grab any opportunity as long as it pays, so when Lee Joon-ki persuades him to invest in and manage Waikiki, he uses up all of his savings and voluntarily moves into the guesthouse.
Cha Woo-sik takes center stage in the latest promotional stills. Although he seems a little bit surprised in the top photo, he looks just fine. On one hand, in the second still, he appears to be very surprised and upset while holding a bouquet of flowers and suffering from a nosebleed. In another photo, he wears a fancy blue tuxedo and looks quite apologetic while the last photo shows him screaming and covered in dirt.
In an interview, Kim Seon-ho said, “I’m still thinking of ways on how to make my character funnier.” “People expect my character to be different from my typical stance, but that is the charm of fun and innocent Cha Woo-sik.”
According to the production team, “He [Kim] has a different charm to his character. He does more than what is expected of him in his funny scenes. Viewers will surely fall for his charms.”
The actor made his television debut in 2017 with a minor role in office comedy Chief Kim and went on to appear in Strongest Deliveryman, Two Cops, and 100 Days My Prince. Although he headlined the 4-episode drama special You Drive Me Crazy last year, his role in Welcome to Waikiki 2 marks his first leading role in a miniseries.
Welcome To Waikiki 2 will premiere on JTBC on March 25.