Song Jae-rim offered lead opposite Kim Yoo-jung in First, Clean Passionately
This could be a cute pairing: Song Jae-rim (Our Gap-soon) has been offered the lead role in JTBC’s webtoon-adapted drama First, Clean Passionately, a romantic comedy that has already secured Kim Yoo-jung (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) to headline.
The drama setup is basic—the hero runs a cleaning company, the heroine works for it—but I’m looking forward to this drama with anticipation because I love the character descriptions. Kim Yoo-jung will play Gil Oh-sol, an energetic and “fourth-dimensional” (weird) young woman for whom “subsistence is more important than cleanliness.” Oh-sol is working hard to find her entry into the workforce and does part-time work in the meantime, and has no time for dating and cultivating tidy habits; her tracksuits always have holes in the knees and her sense of hygiene is a bit fat zero.
Naturally, our leading man is the opposite: The role Song Jae-rim is up to play is of Jang Sun-gyul, the owner of the cleaning company for whom cleanliness is more important than anything else. He’s a complete germophobe, and when the grubby Oh-sol takes up a job working at his company, we kick off a “human reform project”—presumably to clean her up, although I wouldn’t mind if we rumpled him up a bit in the process, either.
I suppose Song Jae-rim may be a bit old for Kim Yoo-jung, but I do love his appealing oddball air and deadpan reactions that would work well with this kind of rom-com. The drama comes from director Noh Jong-chan of Cruel Palace and Queen Dowager Insoo, and is written by and Joseon Gunman’s Han Hee-jung. The drama premieres in April.