Lee Da-hae’s Ripley poster shoot
Lee Da-hae takes a femme fatale look for the poster shoot of her upcoming drama Ripley, and compares her character to a flower: “She has the charm of a dandelion, simple and friendly, but she’s also got the elegance of a rose, where you see her once and would never forget her. Miri is like a rose with sharp thorns who captivates people.”
O…kay. Dramas do love to overdo their symbology, don’t they? Furthering the association is that the character’s name is Jang Miri, which is close to the word for rose, jang-mi. Wink wink, nudge nudge. Get it?
The drama is about one “greedily ambitious woman, and the conflict and reconciliation between her and the two men who fall in love with her and are destroyed.” Lee Da-hae, bringing Micky Yoochun and Kim Seung-woo to ruin? Gah, it’s like the drama’s just asking for fanwars. I don’t look forward to that.
Ripley’s plot kicks off when Miri tosses out a lie she doesn’t mean, and gets mired in a web she can’t escape. Sort of like Lie To Me, only without the funny; it’s got a more serious tone and is described as a “traditional melodrama” (think Flames of Desire and Thorn Birds), so eeeeeeeek. Then again, if that’s your thing, maybe it’ll be a good counter to all the fluffy cute stuff coming out these days.
Ripley airs on Mondays and Tuesdays after The Duo ends, premiering its first episode on May 30.