Park Ye-jin fights for Song Seung-heon in My Princess
Park Ye-jin (Queen Seon-deok) will be joining the production of romantic-comedy drama My Princess as the girlfriend to rich boy Song Seung-heon, the grandson and heir to Daehan Group. Park’s father is the head secretary of Daehan Group’s CEO, while she works at a museum.
Since Kim Tae-hee has already been cast as the lead, this means that their relationship is doomed; Park will inevitably lose out to her rival. But don’t feel too bad for her; she’s a “femme fatale” type of careerwoman who has her eye on success and uses Song Seung-heon’s love as a strategic advantage. At least, until another woman enters the picture and gets her jealousy rarin’: Kim Tae-hee plays an ordinary woman who becomes “Korea’s princess” — and in this drama, we mean princess literally, not as a nickname. Park Ye-jin is spurred into action to reclaim Song Seung-heon, but we know that it’ll be too late.
Given the description, the character seems like a thoroughly unlikable type, so I’m banking on Park Ye-jin to make her the love-to-hate-her type, which is ever so much more fun than the standard hate-her-get-her-off-my-screen kind of manipulating meddler.
Directing My Princess is PD Kwon Seok-jang of romantic comedies Pasta and What’s Up Fox, and co-writing is Kim Eun-sook, who just premiered her current project, the fun and zippy Secret Garden. The other writer, Jang Young-shil, also worked on writer Kim’s On Air and Lovers.
My Princess will air in January as a Wednesday-Thursday MBC show. (Gulp. Will it break the so-called curse? Or have we lost another one to the MBC midweek black hole?)