UEE, Lee Jang-woo eye KBS’s My Beautiful Ally for next project
I feel like UEE (My Husband Oh Jak-doo) has generally had a little more luck with her weekend dramas, so I’m glad to hear that she’s considering another weekender for her next project. KBS has a new show called My Beautiful Ally in the works, and is looking at UEE and Lee Jang-woo (Rosy Lovers) to headline.
The story sounds a little makjang, but there does seem to be a focus on family, which is more familiar territory for a weekender: A young woman finds out one day that the parents who raised her are her adoptive mother and father, and simultaneously learns that her biological parents were murderers. After having her world fall apart around her in one fell swoop, she will embark on a journey to find the truth about her origins.
If she signs on, UEE is up to play the female lead, who barely graduated from college with a degree in English education. Lee Jang-woo is in consideration for the role of a gentle and serious director of a food company. If they both decide to sign on, it’ll be a mini-reunion of sorts for them, who were co-MCs of KBS’s Music Bank way back in 2013. Writing is Kim Sa-kyung, whose work mostly consists of weekenders like last year’s Blow Breeze.
I haven’t seen any of Lee Jang-woo’s work, but I think he and UEE would make a cute pairing, especially since UEE has historically had pretty good chemistry with her co-stars. It’s also nice to see writers and actors who work together regularly, and if Lee Jang-woo takes the part, this would mark his third collaboration with this writer, after Oh Ja-ryong Is Coming and Rosy Lovers.
My Beautiful Ally is slated to follow Shall We Live Together, which puts its premiere sometime in September.