2NE1′s Sandara Park Cast as Lead in ′Missing Korea′
Sandara Park has been cast to play Miss Korea′s North Korea representative in KBS′ Missing Korea.
Missing Korea, which is set to air on KBS in October, is a romantic comedy set in the fictional year 2020, in which the North and South are working towards unification through non-governmental exchanges and economic cooperation, leading to the first-ever ′North-South Joint Miss Korea Pageant.′ Hereafter, the drama will be broadcast as a web drama.
Sandara Park is currently practicing the North Korean dialect in order to faithfully act out the role as Miss Korea′s North Korean representative.
In the scenes capturing the contestants′ camp and final competition, the actual sponsored dresses, tiaras, costumes, hair and makeup team will be used in order to add authenticity.
Kim Jeong Hoon, who is gaining popularity in China through various broadcast activities, has been cast opposite Sandara Park to play the head of the pageant′s organizing committee.
The production team stated, “October, which is around the time when Missing Korea will be broadcast, is when inter-Korean reunions of separated North and South Korean families will be taking place at Mt. Kumgang. We hope this drama will send a meaningful message that will be a forum for diverse exchange of inter-Korean relations in the future.”
Meanwhile, Sandara Park′s successful transformation into an actress has been displayed through web dramas Doctor Ian and We Broke Up, and she is set to make her big screen debut through film Crank.
Additional info: Dara will play the role of Lee Yeonhwa, who is Miss Namp’o.. ^^ Namp’o is a city and seaport in South P’yŏngan Province, North Korea. The drama can be watched through KBS World, Daum, and YouTube, and is set to be broadcasted in China and Japan as well! ^^