Lee Min-ho has picked his next project!
Remember Personal Taste? Based on a popular novel, the drama adaptation had once been rumored to reunite Goong stars Yoon Eun-hye and Joo Ji-hoon, but after a lot of unconfirmed talk, the project fizzled. The story would have starred the male lead as a straight guy pretending to be gay to live together with the female lead and, well, stuff would ensue.
On January 11, Lee Min-ho’s management announced that he would star in the MBC drama, which now appears to be in different production hands. (The first round was to be directed by Kim Sang-ho, who did the comedy Fantasy Couple and horror thriller Hon.) Now the director will be Sohn Hyung-seok of family drama Job Well Done and Kim Sun-ah’s When Night Comes; writing is Park Hye-kyung of Stained Glass. (I think I preferred the first PD…)
Lee Min-ho’s role is of “Jeon Jin-ho,” who passes himself off as gay. His hobbies (?) include organization and ironing, and he’s known for his stoic poker face. He’s a stickler for cleanliness, but he also has a talent for figuring out women’s feelings.
Personal Taste hasn’t yet chosen its female lead, and will begin filming in late February for an April premiere.