Cast fills out for MBC’s Royal Family
A few more actresses have been added to MBC’s Royal Family, the drama about the love story between a chaebol woman and the younger man she supports on his rise to becoming a prosecutor, who then returns the favor and supports her. Those two roles have been filled by Yeom Jung-ah (Working Mom) and Ji Sung (Kim Suro), respectively, and now Cha Ye-ryun joins them as another lead.
Cha plays a third-generation chaebol, which means that she’s the granddaughter to the head of JK Group; she’s also described as a “dark horse,” one who isn’t satisfied merely with the advantages that have been handed to her. She’s got a business mind, but never say a careerwoman can’t be a fashionista, because her wardrobe promises to be “upscale and colorful” in every episode.
Frankly Cha Ye-ryun bores me to tears, despite the fact that I enter every drama wanting to like her — A Star’s Lover, Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang, and Dr. Champ, for example. But she’s just so very anemic, her deliveries passive and wilting. Blerhhh.
In addition, actress Lee Chae-young (Comrades, pictured below) takes up a role as a cold urban woman with an intellectual bent. *Pffft* That’ll be interesting, since Lee Chae-young is currently more of a pin-up girl than anything, and her image is about as far from a brainy type as there ever was. But I suppose that’s why they call it acting.
The “royal” in Royal Family isn’t literal, but a metaphorical reference to chaebols being like royalty in modern Korean. Described as a drama centering around “ambition, betrayal, truth and love” doesn’t really tell us much about the story, so I’m filling in the blanks a bit when I suppose that it’ll be a straight drama with some melo twists and probably lots of angst.
Other cast members include Lee Da-hee of the ill-fated Birdie Buddy, Ki Tae-young from Creating Destiny, and 16-year-old idol boy Dongho of pop group U-Kiss. Veterans include the ubiquitous Ahn Nae-sang (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) and Jeon No-min (Queen Seon-deok). Royal Family follows My Princess and premieres on March 2. Meh.
Via Star News