Hye-ri, Jang Ki-yong Star in New Romantic Comedy

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    May 27, 2021 10:40

    Jang Ki-yong (left) and Hye-ri

    Hye-ri and Jang Ki-yong have paired up for a new fantasy romantic comedy on cable channel tvN. "My Roommate Is a Gumiho" aired its first episode on Wednesday amid high expectations about what kind of chemistry the two will show in their first project together.

    The series is based on a popular webtoon of the same title about a 999-year-old gumiho -- or nine-tailed fox -- disguised as a young professor, and a college girl. The fox has lived for hundreds of years to become a human being but had his fox beads taken away by the girl in an accident just before he can turn into a human for good. He ends up living with the girl to get his beads back.

    "Because the character is so forthright, confident and honest, I was really drawn to it and wanted to do it," Hye-ri said at an online press event on Wednesday. "I don't think there are many comedy dramas on TV at the moment, so I hope we can give the audience an opportunity to have a good laugh."

    Jang, who plays the gumiho, said, "This is my first attempt at a fantasy romantic comedy, so I was very excited and nervous about it. It was great fun, working with young fellow actors."

    Hye-ri added, "I was also really excited to be making my very first romantic comedy. I hope it can excite viewers as well."

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