Eric, Go Jun-hee consider lead roles in KBS fantasy rom-com
If they accept, this would definitely be an interesting lead couple. There’s a new drama in the works over at KBS titled Perfume, and both Eric (Oh Hae-young Again) and Go Jun-hee (Untouchable) have been offered the lead roles. Both are still in the considering phase, but it would be nice to see Eric back in dramaland after a three-year absence.
The title of the show is a little touch on the nose, and will be about a magical perfume that brings back youth to its wearer. So, basically, the fountain of youth in a bottle. The role Eric has been offered is that of a top designer who may look perfect from the outside looking in, but actually has a horrible personality. He really sounds like a character, with 52 different phobias and 35 allergies. If there’s anyone that needs to be bubble-wrapped, it sounds like he’s it. Maybe it’s due to all of these fears and allergies that he’s unable to work up the courage to ever pursue love.
Go Jun-hee’s character is more directly related to the titular perfume, and she will play the role of a middle-aged housewife who turns back into her 20s self after using the perfume. She’ll start out the show at her rock-bottom, as the family she’s devoted her entire life to is taken away from her. As she regains the beauty of her youth through this magical perfume, she gets a chance to walk the runway of Eric’s top designer’s show, and enter a top modelling agency. This plot sounds exactly like the type of whimsy needed for a fantasy rom-com, and I look forward to how it turns out.
Perfume is slated to premiere in June this year.