Got7’s Jinyoung (“Dream High 2”) just landed himself the supporting role of the century. The idol star was cast as Lee Min Ho’s younger counterpart in the much anticipated “Legend of the Blue Sea.”
The drama is a fantasy romance between a fisherman/con-artist(Lee Min Ho) and a mermaid (Jun Ji Hyun). The story is based on one of Korea’s first romance storybooks. The book tells a tale about a real life fisherman names Kim Dam Nyeong, who set a mermaid free after she was caught by fishermen.
The mega project is due on in November, and is well into production. In fact the leads, Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun have been overseas for over a month filming in exotic locations to capture the essence of the story. This role without a doubt will put the 22 year old the acting map. He is by no means a newbie to the industry, having done a few roles over the past years, but none of them can compare to the exposure that he will get through this drama. It will be interesting to see if the two resemble each other on screen.