Eek, be still my heart. Two of my longtime crushes appearing together on the small screen? I don’t know about you all but my crushes have vintages, and age like fine wine — I may not have as much time to obsess over them these days, what with life happening and newer faces making names for themselves, but they’re still firmly entrenched in my collection and are a source of comfort — when I’m in despair about the up-and-coming hotties in their late teens/early twenties, I know I can always go back and admire the 5+ year vintages.
That’s why I’m happy to hear that Lee Jung-jin (vintage 2007, after Bottom of the 9th with 2 Outs) might take on the role opposite Kwon Sang-woo (vintage 2003, after My Tutor Friend) in the upcoming SBS drama Temptation, although I’m less excited about the melodramatic content. We’ve already heard about the plot, which reunites Kwon Sang-woo with Choi Ji-woo (Stairway to Heaven) in Indecent Proposal-like circumstances; now we’re finally getting a tidbit on the second male lead.
Lee Jung-jin’s team confirmed the actor received the script and is seriously considering the role, which would pit him against Kwon Sang-woo as a character who is cold and sharp, yet alluring. Mmhmm, that could totally work. Unfortunately, we don’t know much else, but we do have the update that Yoon Eun-hye (Mirae’s Choice), who was courted to play Kwon Sang-woo’s wife, has turned down the role. That may ultimately be a good sign for this show, as her drama selections over the past few years have left me cold.
I’m sure we’ll have news of a replacement soon, as casting will be finalized this week, and the cast/crew will depart immediately for Hong Kong to begin filming. The Monday-Tuesday show will follow Doctor Stranger on SBS in July, which gives me a few weeks to figure out (if Lee Jung-jin accepts) how to reconcile my desire to watch my two vintages together in action with my resistance against the melo genre.
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- Choi Ji-woo considers reunion with Kwon Sang-woo in Temptation
- Yoon Eun-hye tempted by Temptation
- Yoon Eun-hye cast in period film Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
- Kwon Sang-woo takes the lead in SBS’s Temptation
- SBS schedules Temptation to follow Doctor Stranger
- Cameos and character posters for tvN’s Basketball
- Mi-rae’s Choice: Episode 1
- Lee Jung-jin makes cameo for tvN’s Basketball