Actress Kim Se-jeong has recently captivated the small screen viewers with her lovely acting. She has become a “Rom-Com Fairy” as she wished.
“A Business Proposal” tells a thrilling office romance between CEO Kang Tae-moo (Ahn Hyo-seop) and Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jeong), an employee who goes on a blind date and lies about her identity. The drama was produced based on a web novel and webtoon of the same name serialized on Kakao Page.
“A Business Proposal” is a dramatically well-made work. Its content is not too childish, can be understood by all viewers, and keeps the unique pleasant charm of the webtoon version. While showing lots of clichés of a romantic comedy genre, the directing that makes good use of the cartoon-like CG, comic lines, and episodes have brought a fresh vibe to the viewers. Thanks to this, “A Business Proposal” has gained favorable responses from the viewers and continued to top the rating chart among Monday-Tuesday dramas.
One of the reasons that help this work gain so much support from the viewers was Kim Se-jeong, who has perfectly pulled off the female lead character Shin Ha-ri. Kim Se-jeong is not afraid of ruining the comic version but makes the TV viewers smile with her great acting as well as her cute and lovely charms in romantic scenes.
In the drama, Shin Ha-ri was asked to go on a blind date on behalf of her friend Jin Young-seo (Seol In-ah) and ruin it but ended up facing Kang Tae-moo, the CEO of her company. Shin Ha-ri used all sorts of methods to make a fuss at the blind date. She shook her chest as if she was a chaebol and said things such as “Samantha on the left, Rachel on the right. I spent a huge amount of millions won on these kids”. The reason why Shin Ha-ri’s excessive misbehaviors in this scene looked funny and not excessive was thanks to Kim Se-jeong’s natural and lovely acting.
Kim Se-jeong, who debuted as a member of the project group I.O.I then Gugudan and is now active as an actress, is one of the representative celebrities who is loved a lot by the public. With her great personality and sincerity, which were shown on the real camera during “Produce 101” era, Kim Se-jeong has established herself as a friendly star with an easy-going and lovely image on various entertainment shows. She sings well as a singer, acts well as an actress and has always shown good performances with her main jobs. Her pretty face and sad eyes also make the viewers fall in love with her even more.
This charm of Kim Se-jeong was maximized by her acting as Shin Ha-ri in “A Business Proposal“. Kim Se-jeong was cast for Shin Ha-ri as this character’s cheerful and good personality fits her real life’s personality. Kim Se-jeong depicted Shin Ha-ri with her own charm in any scene, whether it was romance or comedy and ultimately succeeded in making both Shin Ha-ri and Kim Se-jeong loved by viewers.
“Business Proposal” is the first romantic drama that Kim Se-jeong challenges herself with. At a recent press conference, Kim Se-jeong honestly expressed her wish to be nicknamed “Rom-com Fairy” through this work. And her wish came true shortly afterward. Kim Se-jeong’s lovely charm as Shin Ha-ri raises people’s expectations that she will be able to establish her own reputation in the romantic genre in the future. With her unique lovely image, the actress is expected to become the new “Rom-Com Fairy,” which has been used as nicknames of senior actress Gong Hyo-jin and Jung Yu-mi.