Romance Town’s Sung Yuri goes back to high school
Sung Yuri may be 30 years old, but she jumps back about a decade in these stills, dressed in a high school uniform to play the teenage version of her Soon-geum character in Romance Town. I’d say she looks fine as a student…if only the boy cast as her classmate didn’t look like he hasn’t even hit puberty yet. Seriously? He looks like he’s half her age. (He probably IS — he just shouldn’t look it.)
From the stills, it looks like Soon-geum wasn’t exactly the most conscientious student in her youth. She’s described as a bright, lively personality, so I’m expecting a bit of attitude (not the bad kind, just the outspoken kind) and a maybe a dash of bravado.
The KBS drama recently began filming and is now in the thick of shoots. In addition the main cast of Sung Yuri and Min Hyo-rin as maids, and Jung Kyeo-woon and Kim Min-joon as chaebols, the drama has filled out its supporting roles as well:
Im Ye-jin will play Sung Yuri’s mother, and she’s a familiar face you’ll probably recognize from playing mom to other young stars like Yoon Eun-hye (in Goong), Gu Hye-sun (in Boys Before Flowers) and Kim Tae-hee (in My Princess). She’ll have a bickering relationship with her daughter
Im Ye-jin, Yang Jung-ah, Park Ji-young
Another addition to the cast is actress Yang Jung-ah (The Man Who Can’t Get Married), who’ll play Soon-geum’s sharp, cutting employer; she’s the second wife to a rich man who traded up from his middle-aged first wife for a younger trophy with sleek good looks and expensive designer taste.
Then there’s Park Ji-young (The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry), who plays a “glamorous maid” (meaning: voluptuous, sexy) whose ex-husband took her son away following their divorce. She now works as the domestic help to make ends meet, and falls in love with her employer, played by Lee Jung-gil (Athena’s president). It’s not a sordid affair, though, since she’ll have a “reversal of fate” thanks to her romance. Aw, I love stuff like this — it’s kind of obvious emotional manipulation, but when the discarded and unappreciated first wife finds a better man who happens to be even richer and more generous than her first dastardly husband, I’m totally there, rooting her on.
Romance Town premieres on May 11.
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