Ha, this is cute. So Yawang is premiering today, and apparently the show features a special cameo by Sohn Tae-young (I Am Sam), who’s married to the drama’s star Kwon Sang-woo. A lot of drama cameos tend to be more fun for the meta aspect than for actual plot value, but when done right they can be pretty entertaining. Especially, say, when you’re featuring real-life spouses poking fun at each other or otherwise being ridiculous (see: Kim Seung-woo appearing in wifey Kim Nam-joo’s shows and being silly).
Sohn makes a brief appearance in Yawang as a rich client at a host bar where Kwon Sang-woo’s character, Ha Ryu, works. Being a host (or hostess) can be a demeaning (though lucrative) job experience, and in this case Ha Ryu is doing it to pay for his beloved Da-hae’s (Su Ae) school tuition.
Thus Ryu goes out of his way to please his patrons and starts dancing energetically and singing to Sohn Tae-young. In response, Sohn picks up a banana peel and throws it at him, sneering, “Get out. You look like my husband and that pisses me off.” Apparently the scene required Sohn to fling a banana peel at her dear hubby’s face ten times (For realism! For maximum effect! For no ulterior motive whatsoever!). It was reportedly the PD’s idea to ask her to cameo, and hey, there’s also that side benefit where he gets to remind his star who’s boss. Win-win. Well, for him I guess. Maybe not so much for Kwon Sang-woo. Heh.
Yawang is the SBS drama from the Daemul producers telling the story of an ambitious woman determined to become first lady, whose goals lead her to betray her sweetheart, who vows to get revenge. So, a romance then. (I kid, and yet, this is dramaland. It might not be so far-fetched.) The first episode premieres any minute now.
- Yawang’s eye-catching promo posters
- Yawang’s teary-eyed and gun-toting teaser
- Yawang stills and plot setups
- Yawang beefs up its cast, begins production
- Su Ae and Kwon Sang-woo’s Yawang secures time slot
- Kwon Sang-woo and Su Ae back to dramaland?
- Kwon Sang-woo in Daemul
- It’s a baby boy for Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-young