Han Ga-in has a new management team and a new goal of returning to television screens in the coming year. She’s eying four to five projects, raising the possibility that she might make her comeback at the same time that her husband, Yeon Jung-hoon, will be appearing in SBS’s medical sageuk Jejoongwon. Yeon had said last year during his East of Eden days that he’d like to work alongside his wife. For now, they won’t be in the same series, but it’s possible that they’ll be in dramas concurrently.
A few of Han potential projects include SBS’s OBGYN [산부인과] (which sounds better in Korean, really) and MBC’s A Man Called God [신이라 불리는 사나이]. The latter has already cast Song Il-kook; should Han sign on, it would be a reunion for the lead couple, who worked together in 2004′s Terms of Endearment.
Han’s last role was in the dissatisfactory 2007 trendy series Witch Amusement (aka Witch Yoo Hee) — and I don’t use that adjective lightly; Han and co-star Jae Hee both expressed their frustration with the crazed writing after the drama wrapped. (It was one of the worst-written dramas I’ve seen.) She’s stuck to CFs in the interim, but according to her management, “She feels some disappointment for her two-year hiatus, but she doesn’t want to be hasty with the decision for her next role.”
Personally, I have to put Han into the category of actors whose looks surpass their talents, but I leave open the possibility that she could have improved since Dr. Kkang and Super Rookie four years ago. (While she wasn’t great in Witch Amusement, she was the least of that drama’s problems.) Like with Kim Tae-hee, I haven’t really liked her acting but find her likable; she has an amiable, upbeat image that has served her well.
- Promo photos for Jejoongwon
- Han Ga-in’s Bubble Song
- Witch Amusement: Episode 16 (Final)
- Witch Amusement: Episode 1