Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun and Ji Soo to Make Cameo on ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’
Hyo Jin Lee, Dec. 22, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Girls’ Generation member Seohyun and Ji Soo will be making a cameo appearance in the drama series Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a South Korean television series starring Lee Sung-kyung in the title role. It is a coming-of-age sports drama, inspired by the life of Olympic gold-medalist Jang Mi-ran. It airs on MBC every Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) starting November 16, 2016.
Seohyun shared "I was happy to be able to participate in a good drama, and it was memorable. I thank the actors and staff members who welcomed me warmly, and fighting to 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.'" Ji Soo said, "Getting to film with my good friend Nam Joo Hyuk was left as a good memory. I hope that 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo' will continue to receive a lot of love from the viewers like it is now."
This drama is inspired by the life of South Korean Olympic weightlifter gold-medalist Jang Mi Ran and it’s about college athletes who are fighting for their dreams and finding love. Kim Bok-joo (Lee Sung-kyung) is a student in Hanwool College of Physical Education. She has shown strength like no other since she was a child as influenced by her former weightlifter father. She looks thoughtless at a first glance, but inside she's as fragile as glass and has deep recognition.
Jung Joon-hyung (Nam Joo-hyuk) is Kim Bok-joo's childhood friend. He is a born swimmer but ever since he was disqualified from his first international event, he suffers from 'start trauma'. Along with Kim Bok-joo, he overcomes his troubles and finds his dream and love. Song Shi-ho (Kyung Soo-jin) is a rhythm gymnast who also attends Hanwool College of Physical Education. She started gymnastics since she was 5 and won the Asian Games at the age of 18. She's always been the best since then but mental pressure caused her to break up with Jung Joon-hyung and regreted it.