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Second Lead No More! "Start-Up" Actor Kim Seon-Ho Receives An Offer For A Lead Role In Another tvN Series

The character is a handsome and sexy chef. How exciting is that?

Kim Seo-ho's fans (and those who are part of the trending #TeamHanJiPyeong) must be so thrilled! His latest K-drama Start-Up isn't even over yet, and now he possibly has a new project lined up already! 


This piece of awesome news made headlines today after a representative from his agency, Salt Entertainment, released a statement regarding the rumor: "It's true that Kim Sun Ho has received an offer for a new tvN drama, 'Link'. However, it is difficult for him to give a firm answer, as he is still in the middle of filming 'Start Up'. He will be looking over the script soon."


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This rumored Kim Seon-ho starrer is also from tvN, the same network that created his ongoing series Start-Up. Titled Link: Eat, Love, Like Your Life Depends On It, the upcoming series that's slated to be released on the first half of 2021 is reportedly a fantasy melodrama. Koreaboo wrote that its story is "about a man who suddenly shares a woman’s emotions one day and feels her joy, sorrow, and pain together."


Kim Seon-ho is in talks to breathe life into the character of Eun Kye-hoon, a handsome and sexy chef who opens a Michelin star restaurant in the town where his twin sister disappeared 20 years ago. He then meets a woman whose emotions mysteriously take over him. 


Link is said to be written by Kwon Ki-young, who's also the scriptwriter behind Suspicious Partner and I Remember You (or Hello Monster). 


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Should Kim Seon-ho decide to accept the role, this won't be the first time he'd take on a character that runs a restaurant. His character, Oh Jin-kyu, in 2017 K-drama Strongest Deliveryman also manages a resto. And just like with his character Han Ji-pyeong in his current series Start-Up, he also gave viewers second lead syndrome in Strongest Deliveryman


Link would mark his second lead role in a K-Drama, the first one being 2019's Catch the Ghost with actress Moon geun-young. From a rookie small screen actor just about three years ago, Kim Seon-ho is proving that he's now more than deserving of another leading man role in a TV series. After all, he's been making waves in the theater scene since 2009, with acting chops that are truly undeniable. 


Photos from tvN, courtesy of Netflix