“Size 55” Jang Nara
Actress-singer Jang Nara (mostly singer in recent years) is making her acting comeback. She talked about her newest role on October 25 while participating at the new Seoul Hallyu Festival, and explained that she is currently preparing for her next film, a comedy that will begin filming at the end of the year.
This latest film, directed by Ryu Sook-hyun and called Size 55 (referring to a rather slim clothing size — think U.S. size 4), deals with Jang’s bar hostess character entering a diet center. Looking at its cast list, the movie seems to have run into some trouble early on — Jang’s love interest (described as a pretty boy who dresses like a woman to follow her to the center) was previously cast with Song Chang-eui (Boys Don’t Cry, Golden Bride) and then ex-GOD member Sohn Ho-young (Miss Gold Digger), but is currently looking for a new actor. Jang’s own role was previously taken by Park Han-byul (Fantasy Couple), but it seems she’s now out.
Jang was last seen acting in 2005’s KBS drama Wedding (her last film was 2003’s Oh! Happy Day), and has spent a lot of time since then pursuing her singing career in China. She also took a role in a Chinese drama, Good Morning Shanghai [純白之愛 / 순백지련], in 2007. She was cast in a film last year, the thriller Nightmare, but the project was canceled.
Via My Daily