Universal Records just produced its first-ever online mini-series set to launch in February. Entitled Pag-ibig Na Kaya, the web series is led by Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz.
Written by JP Lopez and directed by Niq Ablao, the much anticipated will have Korean actor, Kim Won-Shik, billed to be the second male lead.
In terms of acting in TV drama, he already has a handful of experience under his belt. He’s notable for his roles in the hit K-Drama series True Beauty (2020) and the popular Netflix fantasy-romance Alchemy Of Souls (Season 1, 2022).
According to the international celebrity, also known by his English name Sam, being cast in this mini-series also paved the way for him for yet another break in his acting career. Won-Shik is now the latest addition to the growing Universal Records Philippines’ managed artists, made possible by Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go.
Won-Shik can understand and even speak the Filipino language, since he was able to study in the country for six-and-a-half years. He became easily invested in his role in Pag-ibig Na Kaya after reading the script and quickly felt that its overall treatment is truly inspired by K-Dramas.
“It’s a good experience for me. It’s my first time working with Filipino actors. When I first read the script, I felt like it was like a Korean drama because you know, there are so many similarities. I even asked the writer if he is inspired by some K-Dramas while making this. It was good,” said the Korean actor.
“During our filming, they’re so kind to me, especially our director. I watched the music video, ‘Paubaya’ (Moira Dela Torre). Yeah, the color she uses and the storylines, it was really good! I really believe in Direk Niq that’s why I’m excited to join this series,” he ended.