Former Girls’ Generation member Sooyoung is set to play an anti-fan of one of K-pop’s top stars in a new television drama, So I Married an Anti-fan.

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The series focuses on K-pop superstar Hoo Joon (played by Choi Tae-joon) and his budding romance with magazine reporter Lee Geun-young (played by Sooyoung).

Airing dates for the romantic comedy drama, which is currently in pre-production, have yet to be confirmed. The cast held its first read-through of the script in late August.

Sooyoung is one of the three members in Girls’ Generation who have not renewed their contracts with SM Town – the umbrella name for recording artists under South Korean entertainment company SM Entertainment. She is now with a different agency to focus on her acting career.  

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Another confirmed cast member for the drama is Chansung, of veteran K-pop boy band 2PM, who will play the role of JJ, a chaebol (a member of a family-owned conglomerate) and CEO of Supigen Entertainment. This will be his first attempt at playing a villain.

Actor Park Seung-il will play Choi Hee-gun, a reporter who works at the same magazine company as Lee Geun-young.  

The drama is based on an internet novel, also called So I Married an Anti-fan, by Kim Eun-jung.

This is not the first remake of the novel.

A Chinese romantic comedy film of the same name, starring a cast made up of both Korean and Chinese actors, was released in 2016.

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The lead roles were played by Park Chanyeol of boy band Exo, Yuan Shanshan and Seohyun, who is also a Girls’ Generation member.

The film was directed by Korean director Kim Jae-young.

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