One planned comeback, one failed one
Actress Kim Jung Eun always makes me a little uncomfortable watching her because of the vaguely alien look her face can give off — the product of extensive plastic surgery, which the actress has openly admitted (surgeries, not alien-ness). But she’s one of the more talented drama actors working these days, and her next project has been announced (it’s the follow-up to 2006’s Lovers, co-starring her current boyfriend, Lee Seo Jin).
She’ll be returning to TV in a 16-episode drama based on current bestselling book My Sweet City, written by Jung Lee Hyun, which will be directed by the PD behind Mermaid Princess and I Love You, Miss Mal Soon, Park Heung Shik. The drama hasn’t settled upon an airdate, but begins filming at the end of January.
On the other hand, pretty boy Song Seung Heon‘s comeback project after his return from his two-year military service has fizzled. He had planned to star in Persona, a joint Korean-Turkish production considered by KBS2 (formerly called Speed, which at one point had cast Lee Seo Jin — yes, Kim Jung Eun’s very own — and Lee Da Hae), but due to various reasons, that project has been canceled. He’ll turn his attention instead to the film Destiny (Sook-myeong).
It’s interesting to track actors after returning to the biz after completing their mandatory military service. While fellow actor So Ji Sub, who’d served at approximately the same time as Song Seung Heon, also had his comeback project (Cain and Abel)
canceledpostponed yet again with no definite air date, Jang Hyuk has had one very successful hit (Thank You) and is currently starring in Robbers (Bul-han-dang) opposite Lee Da Hae — the same one originally slated for Speed. Yep, it’s like two degrees of separation for everyone in the Korean entertainment industry, isn’t it?
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