It’s been a while since we last saw newlywed Gu Hye-sun (Blood) in dramaland, but she’s making her comeback this year. She shows us her funny side in the teaser for MBC’s weekend drama You’re Too Much, where she’ll play a rough-and-tough girl who dreams of becoming a celebrity. It’s definitely a departure from her past roles where she’s been the hardworking Candy or princessy heiress.
The drama is about Uhm Jung-hwa (Witch’s Romance), who plays a top singer whose career rises and falls like an evanescent shooting star. Gu Hye-sun plays a copycat singer who eventually engages her in a rivalry to gain it all. It’s described as a bittersweet battle filled with both jealousy and empathy for each other’s situations.
In the recently released teaser, Gu Hye-sun says in her voiceover, “I wanted to become the real thing. A real singer. A real song. A real life.” Meanwhile, she snacks on the couch watching TV where we see real clips of Uhm Jung-hwa back in her ’90s pop diva days. Gu Hye-sun’s face changes from amusement to longing, and she starts emulating the moves she sees onscreen.
But her dancing is definitely more comically cute than sexy like Uhm Jung-hwa’s. Exhausted, she plops back down, and the scene cuts to a shiny black heel stepping on a tabloid magazine of Uhm Jung-hwa. Then we see Gu Hye-sun smiling back in our direction.
Brought to you by PD Baek Ho-min who helped create weekend hits like My Daughter Geum Sa-wol and Jang Bo-ri Is Here, the upcoming MBC drama You’re Too Much will follow Blow Breeze and premiere on March 4.
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