Jung Sang-hoon marries Kim Hee-sun for Woman of Dignity
Funny actor Jung Sang-hoon (Jealousy Incarnate, Lucky Romance) has been confirmed to join the growing cast of Woman of Dignity, which already boasts the likes of Kim Hee-sun (Angry Mom), Kim Sun-ah (Masked Prosecutor), and Lee Ki-woo (Memory), in the story about women turning their lives around. Actresses Lee Hee-jin (Trick) and Lee Tae-im (Twinkle Twinkle My Heart) are also set to appear in supporting roles.
Woman of Dignity is a comedy about a homemaker named Woo Ah-jin, played by Kim Hee-sun, who goes from a life of luxury to rock bottom when her husband up and cheats on her, and her chaebol father-in-law loses his fortune. Kim Sun-ah will take on the role of a mysterious and ambitious worker at a nursing home named Park Bok-ja, who strives to reach the upper echelons of high society despite her humble countryside beginnings.
Jung Sang-hoon will play the cheating husband to Kim Hee-sun’s character, the source of major conflict in the household. It was the role that Shim Hyung-tak (Five Kids) had taken on in previous casting rounds (and he must not have been confirmed, if it went to Jung Sang-hoon), so it seems like they’re going for a comedic character, based on the two actors. Jung Sang-hoon is great at playing characters who simultaneously make us laugh and want to smash his face into a desk (see: Jealousy Incarnate), so he should be a perfect fit.
Lee Tae-im is the art teacher the husband has an affair with, named Yoon Sung-hee. She’s an obscure artist that no one knew until Woo Ah-jin came along and became her first customer. The two strike up a close friendship, but Yoon Sung-hee longs for her friend’s beauty and class. And when Woo Ah-jin decides to sign her daughter up for art classes, so begins her husband’s affair with the art teacher. Lee Hee-jin has been cast as the typical Gangnam housewife who also happens to be a very influential blogger named Kim Hyo-ju.
It’s promising to see so many talented women cast in this drama. I just hope they pass the Bechdel test and are as complex as they are beautiful because Kim Hee-sun and Kim Sun-ah in one drama would be too good to waste!
Directed by PD Kim Yoon-chul of My Name Is Kim Sam Soon fame and written by Baek Mi-kyung who wrote Beloved Eun-dong, Woman of Dignity will be 100 percent pre-produced and is expected to premiere sometime during the first half of 2017. Production will begin next month, and no broadcaster is attached at this time.