Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora Confirmed for ′Warm and Cozy′
Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora have been confirmed to lead the new drama, Warm and Cozy (tentative English title).
Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora will act as a couple for the first time in MBC′s Warm and Cozy as Baek Geon Woo, the owner and chef of the restaurant ′Warm and Cozy,′ and clothing company employee of five years, Lee Jung Joo, respectively.
Warm and Cozy was created based on the idea of the love between an angry ant and the love-deprived grasshopper. The drama takes place on the beautiful island of Jeju, where a restaurant called ′Warm and Cozy′ is located. The Korean title, Mendorong Ttottot means ′warm and cozy′ in the Jeju dialect, and just like the meaning, the two main characters will learn to love each together.
Known for his good looks, eloquent speaking style, and gentle manners, Yoo Yeon Seok will be taking the role of Baek Geon Woo. Although he is all about what he likes and what he enjoys, Baek Geon Woo is a character that is still liked despite his brutally honest personality. Despite being an intellgient man who knows exactly what is good about himself, Baek Geon Woo is also a romantist, moving all the way to Jejudo and setting up a restaurant for the sole reason that the girl he likes is there.
Kang Sora will act as the crooked and complaining ′ant,′ Lee Jung Joo, who receives more pain and suffering in comparison to all the effort she′s put into life. Although she acts as if she knows everything in the world to put up a shield, she actually holds a very weak and gentle heart. After living in Seoul and working her butt off for five years, Lee Jung Joo still loses her job and her boyfriend, ending up in Jejudo to start a new life not by choice.
Working back and forth from drama to movies, Yoo Yeon Seok appeared in films, Architecture 101, A Werewolf Boy, as well as dramas, General Hospital, Gu Family Book, and more, getting noticed by the public. He especially appeared in tvN′s Reply 1994 as baseball player Chilbong, receiving explosive popularity and acknowledgement as an actor.
Kang Sora has also appeared in various dramas and movies, always expressing herself 100 percent. In 2014, she shined brightly in the drama Doctor Stranger and Misaeng, receiving much love from the public for her flexible and strong acting performances.
With these actors carrying very unique acting styles, anticipation is on the rise to see how Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora will do when working together.
Warm and Cozy will bring back the ′Hong Sisters,′ writers Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran with Park Hong Gyun PD, who created The Greatest Love in 2011 with sweet heart flutters, electrifying fun, soaring ratings, and strong production value, creating a widespread trend in Korea. The synergy of the Hong Sister′s strong writing and Park Hong Gyun′s smooth directing is already being anticipated by the public.
The drama′s production company, Bon Factory, stated, "Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora not only have the visuals but also the natural atmosphere that is perfect for the characters Baek Geon Woo and Lee Jung Joo."
"Please look forward to the perfect harmony that will be created with the energetic actors, Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora, the Hong Sisters, and Park Hong Gyu PD."
Warm and Cozy will broadcast in May after Angry Mom.
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