Only halfway through his ongoing drama Start-Up, rising actor and current TV sensation Kim Seon-ho is already being tapped to play a lead role in the upcoming human fantasy series Link.
According to the star’s management agency SALT Entertainment, “Kim Seon-ho has received an offer to appear in tvN’s new drama Link. He is still shooting for Start-Up so we choose to be careful about giving away details, but he will read the script thoroughly.”
Set to tread on the fantasy, mystery, romance, and melodrama genres, Link will tell the story of a man who suddenly finds himself expressing random bursts of emotions. He goes through days of feeling joy, sorrow, and pain all at once, which he has never experienced before in his life. He soon learns that during his inexplicable behavioral glitches, he is actually channeling the emotions of a woman.
If he accepts the proposal, Kim Seon-ho will transform into Eun Gye-hoon, a chef who opened his restaurant in the shabby neighborhood where his twin sister disappeared 20 years ago. Aside from running his own Michelin-star restaurant, Gye-hoon is popular with his customers for his good looks, sexy aura, and hardworking attitude. One day, however, he begins crying and laughing for no reason. He gets embarrassed for having such perplexing moments until he meets Noh Da-hyun, the woman responsible for invading his emotions.
Kim Seon-ho made his small-screen debut three years ago in the KBS2 drama Good Manager. He then widened his acting repertoire by playing major roles in various television series, including Strongest Deliveryman (2017), Two Cops (2017–2018), Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019), and Catch the Ghost (2019). Recently, Kim has been at a high point in his career after signing up for tvN’s business-themed romantic drama Start-Up, acting alongside famous artists Bae Suzy and Nam Joo-hyuk. His laudable portrayal of a young yet genius investor and Bae Suzy’s secret admirer has been attracting many fans to root for a happy ending between his character and the female protagonist. As the drama’s followers say on the internet, Kim is bringing the second lead syndrome (SLS) to a whole new level, infecting more and more viewers with his performance in every episode. With that, much attention is now being focused on whether the actor is going to confirm his participation in Link, this time, as the main male lead.
Slated to broadcast in the first half of 2021, Link will be helmed by director Noh Sang-hoon of The Queen of Office (2013) and penned by screenwriter Kwon Ki-young of Suspicious Partner (2017). Noh and Kwon have previously worked in the drama Hello Monster (2015).