Wild Romance adds Hwang Sun-hee
She’s played a baddie (Sign) and a sympathetic vet (City Hunter), and now Hwang Sun-hee joins Lee Dong-wook and Lee Shi-young in the romantic comedy minseries Wild Romance.
Given that this project rates high on my anticipation meter (writer Park Yeon-seon has the thoughtful Alone In Love and smart, sharp Mixed-up Investigative Agency to her name), I’m paying close attention to what’s going on with it, and so far I’m liking the way this cast is shaping up. The previously cast headliners both have an ability to span the comedy-drama divide, and although she hasn’t had much screentime yet, Hwang Sun-hee has an inherent intensity to her presence. I think she may develop into an interesting actress, given the right stuff to work with.
Wild Romance features Lee Dong-wook as an uptight pro baseball player, with Oh Man-seok playing one of his fellow teammates. Hwang is cast as the latter’s wife, who displays a graceful appeal and is the perfect domestic queen. She’s got a bright, lovable personality to boot, which seems like an easy enough role to play, except that Hwang hasn’t really done that yet. Scary, bitchy, and aloof, yep she’s done it. Warm and fuzzy, new territory.
Also cast is musical and screen actor Kang Dong-ho, whose roles have included the musical version of Goong, weekend drama All That Glitters (or Twinkle Twinkle), and the romantic comedy Dangerous Meeting. The latter also starred Wild Romance lead Lee Shi-young, so he’ll be reteaming with her. Kang Dong-ho plays a marketing team leader for the pro baseball team with a cold personality that’ll clash with Lee Dong-wook’s hot-blooded one.
Wild Romance is planning to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays in January, following Man of Honor.