Eric, Seo Hyun-jin confirm mystery romance Oh Hae-young Again
Both actors were previously reported as considering, so although it’s no surprise that Eric (Discovery of Romance) and Seo Hyun-jin (Let’s Eat 2) have now confirmed taking the new tvN “mystery romance” Oh Hae-young Again, I am happy to hear it. Eric was always the name attached to play leading man, while Seo Hyun-jin was the drama’s third choice (after Kim Ah-joong and Choi Kang-hee), although she’d be my first pick of the three with her knack for endearing, quirky characters.
Oh Hae-young Again features two women who share the same name, went to the same school, and work in the same industry (catering), who then get entangled with the same man. And despite the plot involving two women named Oh Hae-young, only one of them is our main lead, played by Seo Hyun-jin, who in her school days found herself suffering by the comparison to the other, prettier, more popular Oh Hae-young. That constant comparison ended up up inflicting a sort of mental trauma on her, the traces of which we can see underneath her bright, cheerful personality.
She works at a large corporate catering business and has been stuck in the same assistant manager position for ages… while the other Oh Hae-young is a higher-ranked team manager. Talk about bad luck, or maybe just a really annoying joke of Fate.
Eric plays the man who gets entangled in both their lives; his character is the top sound director in the film industry who’s perfect in both his work and his looks, and one day he suddenly gains the ability to see the future. No word yet on who will play the other Oh Hae-young; I’ll be curiously awaiting that news, since the stage isn’t fully set without the rival/counterpart, is it? I can’t decide whether Wang Ji-hye (I’m thinking Personal Taste, Birth of a Beauty) would be the perfect casting, or so obvious a pick as to be unexciting.
Oh Hae-young Again will be a Monday-Tuesday drama on tvN following Pied Piper, to premiere in May.
Via E News 24