Kim Nam-joo considers Ripley cameo
When Kim Nam-joo was starring in the drama Queen of Reversals, husband Kim Seung-woo put in a cameo — which leads to the question of whether Kim Nam-joo will return the favor now that her husband’s starring in his own MBC drama, Monday-Tuesday’s Miss Ripley.
She’s reportedly considering it, and has expressed her support for his role, even if it has him engaging in kissing and bed scenes with his co-star Lee Da-hae as the latter strategically romances the former on her way up the corporate ladder.
Kim Nam-joo said, “In order for him to embody his ‘stormy melodrama lead’ role perfectly, I’m making him regulate his late-night snacking to keep his sharp appearance, and putting some effort into his skincare. On days he has early morning shoots, I get up first to prepare healthy foods for him so he can focus on filming. He’s showing a different side for the first time in a while, so I’m pretty excited, too.”
Despite receiving the cameo offer, Kim is taking her time thinking it over, since Miss Ripley’s got quite a serious air, particularly when contrasted with a lighter trendy like Queen of Reversals. Cameos and pop-culture references are a lot easier to pull off in romantic comedies, when the audience gets to smile knowingly as the show wink-wink-nudge-nudges you with its meta jokes, but it takes a bit more finesse to work one into a straight-up drama, particularly without wasting the star.
I’m not sure what kind of character she could play, but I’d love to see her regardless, especially since they’re a star couple I particularly love seeing together. Could she play another rival businesswoman? Ex-wifey’s older sister? Someone who makes Miri’s life difficult, if only just for the meta implication of Hands off my man, you scheming opportunist?