Kim Hyun-joo, Kim Kang-woo consider coupling up for My Husband Oh Jak-doo
MBC is planning a new weekend drama called My Husband Oh Jak-doo, and courting Kim Hyun-joo (Fantastic) and Kim Kang-woo (Circle) to be its leads. Both actors are currently reviewing the script, but only actor Jung Sang-hoon (Woman of Dignity) has officially confirmed his participation in this drama.
This new weekender will feature a gender role reversal, capturing the search by a careerwoman in her mid-thirties for a house-husband so that she can achieve the desired social position of being a married woman. The description doesn’t give us more than that, but given the pressure for women to marry (especially a single woman in her thirties), I can imagine why Kim Hyun-joo’s character might decide to do it as a strategic decision rather than emotional one.
PD Baek Ho-min, the director behind hit makjangs like Flames of Ambition and My Daughter Geum Sa-wol, will be working with Mama writer Yoo Yoon-kyung on this new MBC project. I absolutely love both Kim Hyun-joo and Kim Kang-woo’s acting styles and how they can make even characters who are dull on paper come to life onscreen. So I think there’s definitely potential for a great drama here, and I’d love something that allowed poignant moments for reflecting on an unmarried woman’s value in society, though I am slightly concerned that the PD might take it over the top.
My Husband Oh Jak-doo is set to premiere next year on February 3, following the end of currently airing Money Flower.
Via SE Daily
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