The weekend family drama slot was good to UEE the first time around (with the heartwarming and sweet Ojakkyo Brothers), and she’s in talks to take on her second with the upcoming MBC series Gold Rainbow. According to her reps, she has received the offer and is looking at it favorably, although she would have to work out her overseas activities with pop group After School before deciding.
Gold Rainbow is the drama from the writer of May Queen, which will feature child star Kim Yoo-jung in what will be a considerable childhood portion. (Early news said roughly 10 episodes.) The drama centers around seven orphans who grow up as a family, with Kim Sang-joong countering his image as badass mofo ajusshi (City Hunter, The Chaser) to play the adoptive father. The role UEE is considering would be the eldest unni.
This description is giving me total flashbacks to Wish Upon a Star, the 2010 SBS drama about a family of adopted siblings led by a big sister (Choi Jung-won), whose characters were named after colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Navy, and Purple. Not that I think Gold Rainbow will be a direct copy of that, since May Queen was a lot more serious and staid than the light and funny Wish Upon a Star. I do hope for UEE’s sake that this drama allows her to play to her strengths, which are being cheery and charming, rather than dead-eyed and dull as in Jeon Woo-chi — which isn’t an indictment of her acting, since her character was literally sleepwalking through life and purposely dead-eyed. It just wasn’t very interesting to watch.
Gold Rainbow is planning for a mid-November premiere on MBC.
Via E Daily
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