‘Hometown’ star Kim Seon-ho to attend script reading of movie ‘Sad Tropics’

Published November 18, 2021, 2:11 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” star Kim Seon-ho will attend the script reading of his debut film, marking the resumption of his activities as an actor.

According to Korean media outlet Maeil Economic Daily, Kim Seon-ho will be at the first full script reading of the film “Sad Tropics” on Dec. 3.

Kim Seon-ho (tvN)

Kim Seon-ho stopped his career last month when his former girlfriend made accusations against him including forcing her to get an abortion in July last year. A series of revelations that followed including refutations against the accusations turned the tide and companies resumed showing advertisements that featured Kim Seon-ho.

The report stated that all major cast members of “Sad Tropics” including Kim Seon-ho will attend the script reading. Actress Go Ara will also be there, playing the female lead role.

“Sad Tropics,” a new film to be directed by Park Hoon-jung, is about a Korean-Filipino (Kopino) boy, who has a Korean father and a Filipino mother and dreams of becoming a boxer. He goes to Korea to find his father who abandoned him. “Kopino” is a term referring to a person who has Korean and Filipino parents.

Kim Seon-ho will play a mysterious character who will either be a helper or a hindrance to the boy in the film. A new actor has been chosen to play the role of the boy and he will be officially introduced at the script reading on Dec. 3.

Salt Entertainment, Kim Seon-ho’s agency, earlier confirmed that “it is true that actor Kim Seon-ho will appear in ‘Sad Tropics.’”

“Sad Tropics” will start filming in December. A producer for “Sad Tropics’ previously posted on Instagram, “Many people believe in Kim Seon-ho and wait for him so I think there will be good news soon.”