Ready your hearts, Song Joong Ki stans!
It's been over a year since the South Korean actor captivated Ki Ailes (his fans) with his in-depth portrayal of Vincenzo in the hit series of the same name. Now, Joong Ki is back to swoon K-drama fans again, as he takes on the role of two contrasting characters in his upcoming show Reborn Rich.
Last Tuesday, Nov. 8, South Korean pay television network JTBC shared teasers for the fantasy K-drama series, with Joong Ki being nothing short of charming.
Joong Ki plays, first and foremost, the role of Yoon Hyun Woo, a loyal secretary to the affluent family who owns Sunyang Group. According to Soompi, the actor describes this character as someone who is born into mediocrity and lives alone, hence leading him to harbor a fierce ambition to succeed.
Despite dedicating 10 years of his life to the Sunyang family, they falsely accuse Hyun Woo of embezzlement, with the youngest son, Jin Do Joon, murdering him later on.
As luck would have it, Hyun Woo comes back to life but this time, as his own murderer Do Joon. He then sets out for revenge against the family disguised as the young man with a seemingly innocent personality. Joong Ki also described the character as one who lives a privileged lifestyle in a chaebol (a large South Korean conglomerate) household.
“Because their names are different and they are living in different time periods, they may appear to be two different characters, but I acted as though they were one person because they are the same on the inside," Joong Ki added.
Eager to watch the OG oppa on the small screen again? Check out Reborn Rich's trailer below and mark your calendars for its premiere on Nov. 18 on Viu.