A few weeks ago, I railed against Jang Geun Seok’s less-than-adorable hairstyle that he’s been rocking these days. I also mentioned that the very pretty man-child is currently looking on the script for a new drama where he will play a musician (again).
Now it’s confirmed.
In the new drama, “Mary is Staying Out Overnight”, JGS will essay the role of the lead singer of an indie rock band. The drama is about this a girl named Jung-in who has never been in a romantic relationship but in spite this, had two fake marriages with two separate guys, a perfectionist and a leader singer of a band, with completely different personalities.
It seems the current “It Boy” of the Korean entertainment has taken a liking to playing musicians on the small screen (he plays a (child prodigy) dancer in Kimi Wa Petto by the way). If you ask me, I’d rather that this will be his last musician role, then he move on to other roles.
One, I don’t want him typecasted into the emo rockstar. Two, considering his talent–he should be given the challenge of playing a wide range of roles. Three, it’ll be an insult for someone like him to be stuck in one role forever. Thing is, I see in Jang Geun Seok the depth that is also visible in Matsumoto Jun. (Yes, it’s my uncanny talent to make singit MatsuJun’s name in everything).
At his young age (23? 24?) there will be a myriad of roles waiting for him.