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Rocco Nacino excited to play Korean lookalike Jin Goo in ‘Descendants of the Sun’ PH remake

/ 01:32 PM June 22, 2019

Korean drama series “Descendants of the Sun” will soon hit local screens with a remake featuring Filipino actors Dingdong Dantes, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Rocco Nacino.

The popular K-drama, which featured military romance, aired in 2016, with GMA 7 broadcasting it locally.

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Dantes is cast in the lead role of Captain Lucas, while Curtis-Smith will portray Moira Defensor and Nacino Sgt. Diego Ramos, GMA 7 announced on Thursday, June 20.

The original cast included Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo and Jin Goo, who played Captain Yoo Si-jin, Doctor Kang Mo-yeon and Master Sergeant Seo Dae-young respectively.

Nacino took to Instagram on Friday, June 21, to share his excitement on playing the equivalent of Sgt. Seo Dae-young, given that he has been compared to Jin Goo.

Rocco Nacino (left) and Jin Goo in “Descendants of the Sun”  (Image: Instagram/@nacinorocco, NEW)

“Dati’y lagi ako nagtataka kung bakit ako tinatag ng mga tao pagkatapos ng ‘Encantadia.’ Dahil pala kamukha ko si Jin Goo. At ngayon, magagampanan ko na mismo sya,” he said.

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(Before I wondered why people tagged me after “Encatadia” [aired]. The reason,  it turned out, was because I looked like Jin Goo. Now, I get to portray him.)

He shared pictures of him and Goo to show the resemblance.

“I will do my best to give justice to Wolf/ Sgt Seo Dae Young/ Sgt Diego and to portray it as well as you did,” he said, tagging Goo’s Instagram account.

Actress Camille Prats concurred in the comments section: “Always said he looks like you!” Musician Gab Valenciano assured him, “Mas pogi ka bro (You’re more handsome).”

The release of the Koreanovela adaptation has yet to be announced.  /ra

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