Won Jin-ah, SF9’s Rowoon confirmed for new drama ‘Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Lipstick’

JTBC’s upcoming drama Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Liptick has confirmed its lead stars, Won Jin-ah and Rowoon!

Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Lipstick, based on a popular 2017 webtoon of the same name, is a romance drama that tells the story of a good-looking man with a serious aura who falls for his lovely senior (sunbae) at work.

Won Jin-ah is set to play the role of Yoon Song-ah, a cosmetic brand marketer whose ultimate goal is to build a brand of her own. Joining her is a charming yet much younger marketer (hoobae) Cha Hyun-seung, played by Rowoon. The viewers can look forward to a refreshing office romance with the two lead characters.

Won is a rising actress who made her small-screen debut with a lead role in the JTBC 2017–2018 series Rain or Shine. Her performance in the drama earned her a nomination for Best New Actress in the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards and a win for the same category at the 6th APAN Star Awards. She subsequently starred in two more dramas to date, JTBC’s Life in 2018 and tvN’s Melting Me Softly in 2019.

Rowoon (Kim Seok-woo) made his entertainment debut in 2016 as a member of the boy band SF9. The next year, he launched his acting career with a minor supporting role in the KBS2 drama School 2017. He was most recently seen in his first lead role in MBC’s Extraordinary You (2019), where he starred opposite actress Kim Hye-yoon. His performance in the fantasy drama earned him the Best New Actor win at the 2019 MBC Drama Awards.

Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Lipstick will be directed by Lee Dong-yoon, whose previous works include 20th Century Boy and Girl (2017), Happy Home (2016), and Fated to Love You (2014). It is scheduled to air in the first half of next year.

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