Hwang Jung-eum eyes SBS romance with Namgoong Min
Will it be a TV reunion for Hwang Jung-eum (Lucky Romance) and Namgoong Min (Falsify)? They’re both in contention for a new drama titled Handsome Guy and Jung-eum, seven years after they played siblings in the heartwarming weekend drama Can You Hear My Heart.
Namgoong Min’s possible casting was announced a couple weeks ago, and now it’s Hwang Jung-eum who is considering the leading role opposite him. Namgoong Min’s character is named Hoon-nam, which is a groanworthy pun since that also translates to Handsome Guy. Not to be outdone, the character Hwang Jung-eum is up to play is also named Jung-eum. Well, it’ll be easy to keep the names straight in this one, at least.
The two leads have differing stances on love (naturally): He’s thoroughly analyzed theories on love and rejects the idea of romance and dating, while she has made it her life’s goal to marry someone she loves. Her character is a former competitive diver who now works as a couples manager. The plot incorporates a variety of characters who have difficulty dating, and in the process of helping them navigating the tricky waters of modern romance, they also come to understand what real love is.
These are two actors with a lot of personal charisma who can be really charming when they have good chemistry with their co-stars, so I’m looking forward to seeing them fumble their way through modern love. I especially love Namgoong Min in the rom-com genre (he’s just so weird), and I’d like to see Hwang Jung-eum bounce back with a good project after her last was a dud (Lucky Romance, where she played the world’s most frustrating doormat of a heroine), so I’ll be hoping they both confirm the project.
Handsome Guy and Jung-eum will be an SBS drama to follow the upcoming Jang Geun-seok and Han Ye-ri drama Switch, and plans to premiere in May.
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