One of the first major actors to influence the Hallyu Wave when it was first starting to gain momentum was Han Ji Min. Since her acting debut back in 2003, Ji Min has built up her resume starring in popular K-dramas and K-movies. Some of her most-remembered series roles include playing Jung Ji Na in Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats, and Park Ha in Rooftop Prince. As for movies, she is known for Han Kaek Ju in Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow, and Queen Jeongsun in The Fatal Encounter.
Now there is recent news that Han Ji Min will be making her return to K-dramas later on this year. Reportedly, she is considered for the female lead for With You Tomorrow, an upcoming K-drama for tvN.
The news of Han Ji Min’s discussions with tvN to be in With You Tomorrow were made known via representatives for the Korean pay channel, as reported by AllKpop.
“Han Ji Min has been offered a role in new tvN drama With You Tomorrow. Currently, we are in discussion.”
At this moment, very little is known about the upcoming K-drama, but it will be a fantasy romance portraying the story of a time traveler and his wife. It was also revealed that it will begin airing sometime in September later on this year.
Unfortunately, the direction the K-drama went was so unfavorable, Park Hae Jin — the male lead of the series — outwardly spoke how unsatisfied he was with its direction. By its end, Cheese in the Trap was so hated among viewers that the cast and crew had to “hightail” it on vacation just for their safety.
The situation caused by Cheese in the Trap was so severe for tvN, it somewhat affected the viewership of the production channel’s next K-drama after it, Pied Piper, in which its viewership ratings were really bad too. Fortunately, tvN’s current K-drama, Another Oh Hae Young, seems to have redeemed them as viewership ratings for the show are now over 10 percent, a phenomenal feat for a pay channel.
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