Joo Sang-wook, Choi Kang-hee for MBC’s Dazzling Temptation
Wait, there was a whole round of stories earlier this week that said Choi Kang-hee (Heart to Heart) wasn’t going to do this drama. I don’t know what they did to get her back onboard, but now she’s back to possibly headlining the cast of MBC’s upcoming melodrama Dazzling Temptation, which reunites her with the PD of Level 7 Civil Servant. Joo Sang-wook (Masked Prosecutor) is also being courted to play her leading man, which I guess means that his streak of funny, outlandish characters will be broken. Sadness.
The 50-episode contemporary drama comes from the writer of May Queen and Gold Rainbow, and follows the chaotic lives of two women who were high school classmates, and the revenge story of the man they both love. Nam Joo-hyuk (Who Are You—School 2015) has been cast to play Joo Sang-wook in his youth, a character who’s handsome, intelligent, and good at all sports. We don’t know what his revenge mission will entail, but it might have to do with his prosecutor father who’s being investigated for something.
Choi Kang-hee’s younger counterpart will be played by Kim Sae-ron (High School: Love On), and she’s a character that develops a keen sense of touch at an early age. As an adult, she’ll be a working mom who lives in a rooftop room and struggles to pay off the debt that her husband left behind (it’s unclear if he’s dead or just a deadbeat). She experiences a lot of hardship early on, which makes her a staunch realist.
Then by coincidence one of her high school classmates reenters her life, and sucks her into an unexpected maelstrom. Some of the press releases describe the setup as two high school classmates ending up as stepmother and daughter, which certainly sounds like a maelstrom to me. The drama is said to be about ambition, family strife, sacrifice, and pain (how pleasant). Is it too late to hope that someone hands Joo Sang-wook a rom-com script before he confirms?
Dazzling Temptation follows Hwajeong on Mondays and Tuesdays in October.
Via TV Report
- Kim Sae-ron joins Nam Joo-hyuk in Dazzling Temptation
- Nam Joo-hyuk offered new MBC drama Dazzling Temptation
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- Masked Prosecutor: Episode 1
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- Birth of a Beauty: Episodes 1-2
- Choi Kang-hee, Lee Dong-gun as possible love interests for tvN romance
- Sly and Single Again: Episode 1
- Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 1
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