Han Sun-hwa in first lead role opposite Lee Jang-woo in Rosy Lovers
She’s on the fast track to stardom: Idol Han Sun-hwa (of girl group Secret) had her first minor role in 2013’s Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek, played mistress of disguise Jenny in God’s Gift – 14 Days, and moved up to second lead status in the (currently airing) tvN show Marriage Not Dating. Now we’re getting reports Han’s been cast as the lead in MBC’s upcoming weekend drama, tentatively titled Rosy Lovers, and she’ll start on the production as soon as Marriage Not Dating concludes and she wraps up promotional activities for Secret’s newest album, which drops next week.
It’s pretty remarkable that she just debuted as an actress early last year and has already snagged a lead role, and on a broadcast weekend show opposite another pretty face and singer-turned-actor, Lee Jang-woo (Pretty Man, I Do I Do), no less. Rosy Lovers will revolve around Lee’s character, who suffered a major setback in his youth. He doesn’t let the obstacle get him down, however, and continues to search for happiness and the answers to life’s questions, while leaning on and finding hope through his family.
He meets Han Sun-hwa’s character by chance in his building — she’s the daughter of his mom’s friend, and her character name is, punnily enough, Baek Jang-mi (White Rose). Jang-mi is an immature princess and a mama’s girl; a second-year costume design student in university who’s never known hardship. She becomes curious about Lee after their encounter, and when they get involved in some sort of mishap together, they’ll have to deal with the unexpected consequences.
I’m excited for Han Sun-hwa, who really seems to have made the most out of material given to her in previous parts, and I’m totally behind this good-looking pairing. Let’s hope they can prove to us that opposites attract, when Rosy Lovers follows Jang Bori Is Here on MBC in October.
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