Nam Ji-hyun in final negotiations to star in Beware This Woman
Will this drama finally secure a leading lady to beware of? SBS’s thriller rom-com Beware This Woman has had two potential castings fall through with Lee Sung-kyung and Han Ji-min, but I’m hoping this time it’ll work out because Nam Ji-hyun (Shopping King Louis, What’s With This Family) has been offered the leading role opposite Ji Chang-wook (The K2), who is confirmed.
The new mixed-genre legal thriller rom-com comes from the writer of I Remember You and tells the love story of a man and woman who are being chased by a killer. Nam Ji-hyun is up to play Eun Bong-hee, a judicial trainee and former Taekwondo athlete who finds herself a suspect in a murder case. Ji Chang-wook plays Noh Ji-wook, a young man who became a prosecutor to fulfill his father’s dreams. He carries a trauma from his past, and he’ll end up changing careers to become a private attorney.
Complicating matters is an amnesiac killer who keeps reenacting one crucial moment, and is out to kill our two leads. I have to say, this writer comes up with some pretty unusual killers, so this whole amnesia repeat-killer dynamic has me very interested. Our characters will fight against a harsh world filled with prejudice, but lean on each other for support and grow up in the process.
I’ll be very happy if Nam Ji-hyun takes the part—she’s a wonderfully warm actress with emotional range and comedic chops who has transitioned successfully out of child roles in recent years, and I’d love to see her take on a part like this. She’s just naturally someone I root for onscreen, and I can see her being pretty adorable with Ji Chang-wook in the rom-com department.
Beware This Woman is scheduled to follow Saimdang, Light’s Diary on Wednesdays and Thursdays in May.
- News bites: March 25, 2017
- Han Ji-min considers Beware This Woman, Ji Chang-wook confirms
- Ji Chang-wook offered lead in rom-com thriller Beware This Woman
- Lee Sung-kyung offered new rom-com from I Remember You writer
- Shopping King Louis: Episode 1
- Seo In-gook up for MBC rom-com Shopping King Louis
- Park Hyung-shik, Seo Kang-joon, Nam Ji-hyun courted for What’s With This Family
- Kang Haneul and Nam Ji-hyun courted for Angel Eyes