Prime Video Singapore announced that it will launch the highly anticipated K-drama Curtain Call. The drama follows the story of a man, who is given the special mission of making a terminally ill grandmother’s wish come true. As the mission is based on lies and deceit, he struggles to maintain his cover as he starts to fall for a stunning woman.
Here are five things to know about this upcoming Korean romance drama.
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1. It will be available exclusively on Prime Video in Singapore.
With a total of 16 episodes, the drama premiered on 31 October and release two episodes per week. New episodes are available every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30pm (SGT).
2. Kang Ha-neul stars as Yoo Jae-hun, who is an aspiring actor.
Jae-hun is a person full of self-love and self-esteem, and has a positive and optimistic personality. He grew up as an orphan but he believes that doing what makes him happy is more important than money, which leads him to become an actor. Despite having a big dream, he has yet to even get past his small town’s local theatre.
Believing that a true professional is one who tries their best, he naturally becomes a jack of all trades and impresses others with his professional-level skills in just about every field. One day, he is offered a once-in-a-lifetime role — to become an old woman’s North Korean grandson in real life. He may have transformed into the perfect grandson but a problem arises when he falls in love with someone who must not learn his secret.
3. Go Doo-shim portrays the terminally ill grandmother Ja Geum-soon.
When she was young, North Korean Geum-soon travelled to the South to avoid war and was tragically separated from her husband and child. With the hope of reuniting with them, she opened an inn, which then became one of Korea’s leading hotel chains.
Years later, after she has started a new family with a businessman, she receives news that her previous husband had died but their child had survived. With only three months left to live, her only wish is to meet her grandson, whom her son had later in life, one last time.
4. Ha Ji-won plays the role of Park Se-yeon, Geum-soon’s youngest grandchild.
Se-yeon lost her parents as a child and believes that she is the only one in her family who can rightfully take over her grandmother's hotel. While others from conglomerate families were attending prestigious foreign schools, she attended a local university and worked part-time at Paradise Hotel. She ended up learning almost every aspect of the business and developed the ability to relate to people of different backgrounds.
Hoping to lead the hotel, she is torn between joining forces with her older stepbrother, who couldn’t care less about the family business, and marrying her ex-fiancé to win against her eldest stepbrother.
5. Sung Dong-il plays a pivotal supporting role (again).
One of Korea’s most reliable supporting actors, Sung is known for his crucial supporting roles in various popular K-dramas like Sisyphus: The Myth, Jirisan, and Ghost Doctor. In Curtain Call, he is the former manager of Paradise Hotel, Jung Sang-cheol.
As he has been working for Geum-soon for a long time, he knows everything about her more than her own family does. When he learns of her past, he uses his connections to locate her grandson in the North. But when he discovers her grandson is no longer the person they used to know, he plans to hire an actor to play her grandson.
Curtain Call is available exclusively on Prime Video in Singapore every Monday and Tuesday.