Oooooh, I super love this onscreen pairing so gimme, gimme, gimme! Talented grown up child actors Nam Ji Hyun and Yeon Joon Seok have just been cast in an SBS one episode drama Mysterious New Student. She’s been one of my faves ever since stealing every teen role around in Will It Snow For Christmas, Queen Seondeok, Giant, East of Eden, and even as recently as earlier last year in Angel Eyes. She’s fully out grown the child actor role now thanks to last year’s hit weekend drama What’s With the Family, but she doesn’t seem to be in a rush to tackle leading roles left and right. A short drama can yield memorable and challenging roles so it’s very suitable for Nam Ji Hyun’s career choice trajectory. Even better is her leading man being a fellow scene stealing child actor himself in Yeon Joon Seok, he caught my eye as the autistic younger brother in Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance, and also as the younger version of Kim Nam Gil in Shark.
They are going to sizzle up the screen together and I can’t wait to see real actor types paired up together even if it’s just a short drama. Not to mention both have grown up to be so good looking young adults.