Han Hye-jin (26 Years, Syndrome) is heading back to Korea to shoot a drama, having relocated to England following her July wedding to soccer player Ki Sung-yong (who plays in the UK). She’d given up her spot as host of variety program Healing Camp (which replaced her with Sung Yuri) and I’d wondered whether she’d be easing up on the workload, but perhaps not: Han has signed on to SBS drama Warm Words, which will be part of its winter lineup.
This is the drama described as a Desperate Housewives-ish tale about a “dangerous love” between a man and woman that offered its leading man role to Ji Jin-hee. Han Hye-jin is set to play a woman whose lively personality sometimes gets mistaken for immaturity, thought that brightness doesn’t stop her from being disappointed in her husband. The description says she and her husband “get caught up in events,” which is just about as helpful as saying “stuff happens in this show.” Yeah, thanks-no-thanks.
Kim Ji-soo (King Geunchogo) has been tapped to play the other female lead and will portray a character who looks innocent on the outside, hiding a calculating personality. She’s married to a successful businessman and is the object of envy, until she discovers her husband’s affair… and decides to lie low and get closer to the cheating couple. Ahhh, those are the scariest ones! The people whose response to being hurt is to start planning something, quietly and carefully.
Warm Words is brought to you by the writer of JTBC’s well-received Can We Get Married, Ha Myung-hee, and the director of “premium makjang” weekend drama Five Fingers, PD Choi Young-hoon. It’ll be in SBS’s Monday-Tuesday slot come December 2.