Rocco Nacino excited to play Korean lookalike Jin Goo in ‘Descendants of the Sun’ PH remake
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.
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.
“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.
(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.
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So now everyone knows. I’m excited and honored to be part of this huge project of @gmanetwork . 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. Thank you GMA sa pagkakataon na ito! Hello twin brother @actor_jingoo , 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. Salute! #DescendantsofTheSun
“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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