Siwon considers MBC rom-com She Was Pretty
The main love square for MBC’s new romantic comedy She Was Pretty is almost complete: Choi Siwon (King of Dramas) is being courted to join the cast, which currently includes Kill Me, Heal Me twins Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon, and Go Jun-hee (Yawang). I’m a little surprised that Siwon is taking on a supporting role, but I like him more for it — he was at his best as the hilarious second lead in King of Dramas, and I’m all for him doing more rom-coms.
She Was Pretty stars Hwang Jung-eum as the heroine who was once beautiful and wealthy; but one day her family loses their fortune, she has to take on part-time jobs to support herself, and her grades plummet too. As if that isn’t bad enough, the ugly gene that she inherited from her grandfather presents itself during her teenage years, and she loses her beauty too. I… don’t know.
Naturally, Park Seo-joon is her opposite: He was a short, chubby kid who couldn’t even look girls in the eye, let alone talk to them. But as an adult, he has a growth spurt, sheds a bunch of weight, and ends up looking like a model. Go Jun-hee plays Hwang Jung-eum’s best friend, a hotelier who’s popular with men and has a lot of dating experience, but has never really been in love.
Siwon has been offered the part of a features editor at a magazine, which is likely where the bulk of the drama will be based (Park Seo-joon plays a copy editor, while Hwang Jung-eum’s father once owned a publishing house). His character is bold and smooth on the outside, but he’s deeper on the inside than he seems. He does have an air of mystery though, because he never lets anyone know what he’s really thinking. He’ll develop a friendship with Hwang Jung-eum and eventually fall for her.
She Was Pretty comes from writer Jo Sung-hee (second writer on High School King of Savvy) and PD Jung Dae-yoon (second PD on Sly and Single Again, The King 2 Hearts) and follows Scholar Who Walks the Night on Wednesdays and Thursdays in September.
Via Xports News
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