Im Joo-eun follows What’s Up with Wild Romance
Wild Romance is collecting a nice group of actors, and now Im Joo-eun joins the crew, which already includes Lee Dong-wook (Scent of a Woman) and Lee Shi-young (Poseidon) as the leads.
Oh Man-seok (Everybody Cha Cha Cha) and Hwang Sun-hee (City Hunter) are two others, playing a married couple: Oh is the uptight baseball player, and Hwang is his graceful, charming wife.
Im Joo-eun first caught everyone’s eye as the high school girl with haunting visions in the horror-thriller drama Hon. She had a bit of buzz as a budding It Girl, but I think that momentum stalled a bit when her drama did; What’s Up has only recently begun its run on cable station MBN, but it’s been months since that show wrapped shoots after looking like it might not air at all.
In Wild Romance, Im plays Dong-ah, an unemployed bookworm who’s been friends with heroine Eun-jae (Lee Shi-young) since their high school days. Dong-ah possesses a “peculiar worldview” — no clues yet as to just what makes it so odd — and has a character that shows an interesting gravitas and lightness at the same time. She sounds just like the quirky kind of character I’d expect of this writer (who penned White Christmas, Mixed-Up Investigative Agency, and Alone In Love).
Wild Romance is one of dramas in the upcoming January clusterfuck of premieres that I’m particularly interested in, mainly because of writer Park Yeon-seon but also because I’m intrigued by the description of the drama as a showcase for a lot of interesting characters, each living out their own lives. No doubt there’ll be a central story, but I anticipate little tangents that skew off (and hopefully tie back into the main plot) to show us a multifaceted world.
Via Herald M