Protect the Boss changes name, adds to cast
Maybe third time’s the charm: The SBS romantic-comedy series now titled Protect the Boss
has already ditched two previous titles, The Boss Has Changed
and Last Secretary
. Let’s see if it sticks this time.
The drama has also added another cast member to join its main four of Choi Kang-hee
(the new secretary), Ji Sung
(the boss), Jaejoong
(the sharp businessman), and Wang Ji-hye
(the cool lawyer). Now rookie actress Lee Hee-won
, pictured above, joins them to play Jaejoong’s perfectionist secretary.
Lee Hee-won’s a relatively new face, but you may recognize her from Playful Kiss
and My Fair Lady
; she played one of Seung-jo’s admirers in the former, and Yoon Eun-hye’s bitchy cousin in the latter. In Protect the Boss
she plays the type of competent, multi-lingual, well-educated,
on-top-of-the-ball type of assistant who I suspect will make Choi
Kang-hee look particularly bad in comparison. Especially since she’d do
anything to help her own boss, Jaejoong, and Ji Sung stands in the way
of Jaejoong’s upward mobility.
So: War between bosses, war between their secretaries. Seems like
they’re setting it up for Team Perfectionists versus Team Heo-dang, with
the bumbling pair as our heroes.
Also, an added tidbit about our two leading men: They’re rivals AND cousins. Has somebody been watching Secret Garden
? Except, why do I have the feeling the Oska’s the hero this time?Protect the Boss
will take to the air following City Hunter