Go So-young, Jo Yeo-jung courted for new KBS drama Perfect Wife
Go So-young, Jo Yeo-jung
Nineties It Girl Go So-young (Beat, Gumiho) might be making a drama comeback, after taking a ten-year hiatus from acting. The actress married Jang Dong-gun in 2010 and became a mother soon afterwards, and she is currently considering an offer for the lead character in the new KBS Monday-Tuesday drama Perfect Wife. Actress Jo Yeo-jung (Babysitter) has also received an offer to co-star.
Upcoming drama Perfect Wife is about a middle-aged ajumma, Shim Jae-bok, who rediscovers herself and her inner feminine strength in the face of hardship. She’s the type of person who cannot ignore injustice and is revolted by condescending pretension. Despite hating false flattery to her core, she grits her teeth and bows her head to the people who think they are her social superiors, because she wants the best future for her family. After living so long as a wife and mother to her two children, Shim Jae-bok has neglected herself to the point where she’s almost lost her sense of self. When she becomes involved in an unforeseeable incident, she learns to regain her identity and fall in love again.
During the nineties, Go So-young made audiences go wild with her beauty, marked by her characteristic nose freckle. Although she has still maintained a formidable presence in the Korean entertainment industry through her numerous CF campaigns, she has not forayed into acting since her last drama Blue Fish and movie Project Makeover both flopped in 2007.
Jo Yeo-jung is still thinking the offer over for the new series, and as of yet, her character is unspecified. From what I’ve seen, the two actresses have very different styles of acting. Jo Yeo-jung shines in lighthearted rom-coms like Divorce Lawyer in Love and I Need Romance, whereas Go So-young tends to be more successful in melodramas. So I’m interested to see how their collaboration would play out.
KBS drama Perfect Wife will start airing in February 2017 after Hwarang ends its run.
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