Ryu Soo-young confirmed as lead for upcoming MBC drama; Kim Hwan-hee courted to join

MBC’s upcoming drama I Have a Goal (working title) has confirmed Ryu Soo-young for the male lead role and has also sent a proposal to Kim Hwan-hee to star as the female lead.

Ryu has reportedly been cast in I Have a Goal, which will serve as his comeback drama after two years, following his last appearance in another MBC drama, Love in Sadness, back in 2019. Kim is being courted to star opposite Ryu as confirmed by an official from her agency Namoo Actors. “Kim Hwan-hee has indeed been offered to appear in I Have a Goal,” the representative shared.

I Have a Goal will tell the story of a girl who wants to take revenge on the people she believes have caused her an unfortunate life. The story won the Best Work Award at the 2020 MBC Drama Screenplay Competition, earning praises from the judges for its interesting story structure.

Ryu Soo-young has accepted the role of Lee Jae-young, a kind and friendly person who cares for his neighbors and runs a small local chicken restaurant. This role is largely different from the last character he played in Love in Sadness, where he portrayed a second-generation chaebol heir whose obsession with his wife leads him to become violent and hostile towards her. His fans and the viewers can, therefore, look forward as he showcases his flexibility in portraying his new character well. The actor commented, “I am delighted to be on a good project again after a long time. I am very happy to be able to work with such great seniors and juniors at work. We, at the set, ask for your expectations and support.”

Meanwhile, if Kim Hwan-hee accepts the offer, she will be playing the central character Lee So-hyun, who has dropped out of high school and lives off by pickpocketing. Kim started in the industry as a child actress and has been active ever since. She has starred in many dramas including Sweet Revenge (2017), Beautiful World (2019), and the most recent one, When the Weather Is Fine (2020).

I Have a Goal aims to premiere this coming May.

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