Rowoon is looking stylish and dapper in the latest images released to promote KBS2’s The Matchmakers. The upcoming K-drama is set in the Joseon Dynasty, focusing on a nobleman and a widow who are tasked with marrying off the three daughters of the king’s doctor. The plot takes a comedic turn when the two begin to fight each other in order to succeed in their ‘wedding duel’.
Check out the new images of Rowoon in The Matchmakers below:
A modern rom-com set in the past
In the drama, Rowoon steps into the shoes of Shim Jung-Woo, a man with strong principles, often dubbed ‘the most temperamental man in Joseon.’ He is also the youngest person to pass the Civil Service Exam. However, his promising career and marriage prospects take a hit when tragedy strikes during a royal wedding.
He will star alongside Cho Yi-Hyun, who plays Jung Soon-Deok, a young widow and the second daughter-in-law of the first vice-premier’s family. She leads a double life as Mrs. Yeo Joo, the renowned matchmaker of Hanyang City. KBS2 previously released images of Cho Yi-Hyun dressed as her character in The Matchmakers:
The Matchmakers has been described as reminiscent of the iconic British rom-com Love Actually. In a previous statement, the production team for The Matchmakers say the drama will “deliver heartwarming laughter” to all.
Rowoon on why he joined The Matchmakers
In a recent interview, Rowoon revealed his motivation behind joining The Matchmakers, citing his interest in delving into comedy, a genre he deems both demanding and captivating. He stressed his enthusiasm to stretch his acting muscles and venture into comedic roles.
Rowoon also conveyed his thrill about reprising roles in historical settings, hinting at his aim to bring a fresh essence to his character in The Matchmakers. He assured his fans: “I’m equally excited.”
The Matchmakers by KBS2 is scheduled to premiere on Oct 30, 2023 at 9:45PM KST.