How strange to bury such news on the weekend, but IU is reportedly considering taking on KBS’s Pretty Man as her next drama project. Her reps have confirmed that she has received the offer, though she has yet to accept.
I thought IU was going to focus on her singing duties next with promotional activities for her third album, now that she’s wrapped her months-long weekend drama You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin. It would be a pretty swift turnaround to dramaland if she did take on this series, which has lined up Jang Geun-seok cast as the titular pretty man and Lee Jang-woo as second lead.
IU would play the heroine’s role of Bo-tongie, and although I chafe whenever you take a beautiful starlet and insist (within a drama’s context) that she’s not pretty—which the naming effectively does, as Bo-tongie is tantamount to calling her Ordinaria, or Averagina—I can see how IU has the girl-next-door appeal to sell that everygirl persona. Kind of. She’s described as having pined over our gorgeous, lady-killing hero for the past ten years (and we know how unrequited love is pretty much the hallmark of the everyday, nothing-special heroine). The drama will center around the hero’s path to finding both true love and his lost family, and also his progress in seducing ten women. I’m still trying to understand the plot, frankly. I’m hoping it makes sense at some point.
Pretty Man will follow Wednesday-Thursday’s currently rising star, Secret, and premieres at the end of November.
Via My Daily
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