UEE considers Jaejoong’s fantasy rom-com Manhole
UEE (Night Light) recently turned down an offer to headline a weekend drama (My Golden Life) for KBS, but has now also received an offer to star in another KBS drama, Manhole, although she’s only reviewing the script at this stage.
Manhole is a timewarp drama being headlined by JYJ’s Jaejoong (Spy). It’ll be a comedy about an unemployed bum named Bong-pil who travels to the past through a random timeslip portal in order to stop a wedding that’s happening a week from the present. Jaejoong has confirmed that he will be playing Bong-pil, but details regarding UEE’s potential character have not been released. She’s come a long way since You’re Beautiful and has grown into a formidable actress, which gives me confidence in whatever role she ends up deciding.
The plot of Manhole is giving me strong Operation Proposal (starring Yoo Seung-ho) and Tomorrow With You vibes. Both were cute dramas, but they didn’t exploit all the possible opportunities for timeslip hilarity (not like, say, Splish Splash Love). So I’m excited to see how Manhole will approach the same concept from a more humorous angle.
Manhole is scheduled to air on KBS after Seven Day Queen ends in August.
Via IS Plus
- UEE, Park Shi-hoo consider lead roles in new KBS weekender
- Top 10 idol-actors in dramaland
- 2016 MBC Drama Awards
- Night Light: Episode 1
- Lee Yo-won and UEE fill Jin Gu’s mind in first posters for Night Light
- Winning is the only name of the game in MBC’s Night Light
- A duo of fateful first encounters in MBC’s Night Light