Kim Jaejoong Appears in His First Domestic Drama. “Emits a Chic Appeal”
For an interview, Choi Kanghee even braved dancing.
Protect the Boss, which will air as the follow-up to the SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama City Hunter on August 3, is an unprecedented sweet-thrills (comedy) that will unfold as a rookie female secretary meets as her boss a delinquent second generation chaebol and stars a “Tame the Delinquent Chaebol Project.”
In the first episode, Choi Kanghee playing Noh Eunsul comes to interview in ten companies in order to secure a job. She is from a regional university and even has poor grades and therefore has repeated defeats in interviews. In order to compete with elites from prestigious universities she sometimes shows off dancing and singing, makes a kick-boxing pose, and even shows the lines of her hand (for palm reading) to the interviewer.
And when she is disregarded (rudely) by the interviewers, she teared up, impassionedly proclaiming: “Everyone (makes judgments and) says that this person is good, that one is bad. But, (you are wrong), it’s that this person is good at doing this, and that one is good at doing that. You interviewers who only consider test scores and credentials thinking that those are the only measures of abilities seem even stupider (than I am).”
For the scene of the interview, Choi Kanghee filmed multiple times over many days in Ilsan Kintex and Youngdeungpo Hotels and such. Kim Jaejoong appeared as an interviewer in the middle and gathered all eyes.
The producers were confident: “Our drama blows away frustration and is refreshing. But it will also give a gift of empathy, through episodes that speaks for the hearts of many youths who feel the walls of the difficult job market in reality.”
On the other hand, Boss will have Ki Sung, Choi Kanghee, Kim Jaejoong, Wang Jihye, Park Youngkyu, Cha Hwayeon, Kim Chung, and others appear. It will begin airing on August 3rd, 9:55pm.