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IU and Jo Jeong Seok Lined Up For Lead Drama Roles

January 11, 2013 at 10:00 am EDT

Jo Jeong Seok on the red carpet for the Style Icon Awards at CJ E&M Center in Mapo, Seoul, on October 25, 2012. IU at the SBS Gayo Daejun at Seoul University, December 29, 2012.Credit: Dispatch Images

Jo Jeong Seok on the red carpet for the Style Icon Awards at CJ E&M Center in Mapo, Seoul, on October 25, 2012. IU at the SBS Gayo Daejun at Seoul University, December 29, 2012.
Credit: Dispatch Images

Now this is one pairing we'd like to see.

IU and Jo Jeong Seok have been offered their first lead television roles.

The pair are reportedly in talks with KBS to star in the upcoming weekend drama, You're the Best Lee Soon Shin.

"They are close to signing the final contracts," a source says. "Both actors are very keen to take on the lead roles."

At present, reps for the pair have no comment.

In the drama, IU, 19 would play a small-town girl named Lee Soon Shin who, according to production notes, "moves to Seoul, becomes a star and meets an honest and hardworking business man", who would be played by 32-year-old Jo.

The show is currently in pre-production and due to start filming towards the end of February, with an air date currently pencilled for the new KBC season in April.

IU has been a favourite on variety shows, but has very little acting experience, with just small roles and cameos to her name.

But, she has said of doing film: "It is still new to me, so I just want to the audience to feel comfortable when they see me act. I'm trying my best to learn."

Tell us: Would you want to watch IU take the lead role in a drama?

 

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