Yoon Eun-hye and Chun Jung-myung in fake scandal for Fluttering Alert
After five long years, Yoon Eun-hye (Mi-rae’s Choice) is making her drama comeback at the end of the month alongside Chun Jung-myung (Master—God of Noodles) in a cable rom-com titled Fluttering Alert.
The drama is based on an eponymous romance web novel with a familiar premise: Yoon Eun-hye will play top star Yoon Yoo-jung, known as the queen of rom-coms. All of her drama or film characters have happy endings, but in real life, Yoo-jung’s relationships have ended pitifully sadly. Ha! Despite her acting experience in the genre, she’s romance-illiterate — and the fact that she’s a bit of a love snob doesn’t help. She’s holding out for fate to unite her with the man who will sweep her off her feet.
Chun Jung-myung plays star doctor Cha Woo-hyun, the director of a dermatology practice. Despite women throwing themselves at him constantly (Woo-hyun’s described as having a singer/idol level of fandom), he’s got zero interest in romance or love. He remains unfazed by all the attention, and is an “iron wall” deflecting amorous declarations.
On the outside, neither Yoo-jung nor Woo-hyun appear to be lacking for anything, but in order to keep deep, personal secrets from becoming public, they agree to be involved in a fake scandal together. As the duo maintains the guise of a relationship, they come to understand each other and to learn more about love. Their shared experience will stimulate their ability to empathize with others, and they’ll even start feeling the “flutter” of romance.
Rounding out the cast is Han Go-eun (Should We Kiss First), who plays Yoo-jung’s very first manager and now the president of Yoo-jung entertainment company. She’s like a sister to Yoo-jung, and has mastered the art of keeping her star actress in check.
Yoon Eun-hye has largely kept out of the spotlight since her plagiarism scandal, and I’m rooting for this project to be the one that turns her image around. Despite her acting efforts, her last few dramas were duds or started out compelling and then dissolved into hot messes, so I’m hopeful that Yoon’s used the time off to hone her project picker; perhaps the role (and the meta opportunities of playing a top star!) will have audiences warming to her again.
Fluttering Alert will follow the conclusion of Devilish Joy on Wednesdays and Thursdays on MBN. It premieres October 31.
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