Shin Se-kyung, Choi Soo-young are passionate career women in new stills from ‘Run On’

JTBC’s new Wednesday and Thursday drama Run On has released new character stills featuring its two female leads Shin Se-kyung (Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung) and Girls’ Generation’s Choi Soo-young (Tell Me What You Saw).

The new romance drama follows the stories of people attempting to establish communication and relationships among themselves despite their differences. The story revolves mainly on a former track and field athlete who had to quit the team and becomes a sports agent in the process. He meets a film subtitle translator who believes everything happens because of destiny. It stars Im Si-wan (Strangers from Hell), Shin Se-kyung, Choi Soo-young, and Kang Tae-oh (The Tale of Nokdu) in the main roles.

Shin Se-kyung plays the cheerful and competent writer of movie subtitle translations Oh Mi-joo, while Choi Soo-young portrays Seo Dan-ah, the gutsy CEO of a sports agency and managing director of a leading conglomerate signature group who believes that not trying is failing. Both characters have cool personalities and are passionate in their own line of work. However, both have different principles in life as well as conflicting opinions. Their only similarity, aside from their passion for work, is their competitive nature; Mi-joo never backs down from anything and Dan-ah hates losing.

In the released photos, the two are seen often meeting each other, with Mi-joo dressed comfortably in her oversized hoodies and Dan-ah, in her sleek and professional suits. Mi-joo seems wary of Dan-ah and has her guard up around her. On the other hand, Dan-ah looks at Mi-joo with amusement in her eyes, as if always trying to assess what is inside Mi-joo’s mind.

Shin Se-kyung and Choi Soo-young in Run On

Off cam, the two actresses are working comfortably with each other, due to the fact that they have known each other for a long time. Commenting on their characters’ chemistry, the two remarked, “The first meeting of our characters have put us in a situation where we are assessing each other’s moves, but even though we seem to have started on the wrong foot, we eventually become friends later in the story. Please look forward to both our roles’ character development.”

Run On will air its first episode on December 16 at 9:30 p.m. KST, replacing Private Lives on JTBC.

You can check out the drama’s teasers here and here.

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