Uhm Jung-hwa offered MBC weekend drama You’re Too Much
Actress and pop diva Uhm Jung-hwa (Witch’s Romance, Wonderful Nightmare) is gearing up to make a double comeback, with plans for both a new album and a new drama on the horizon. She’s in contention to headline a 50-episode weekend MBC drama, You’re Too Much (working title), which would follow the currently airing drama Blow Breeze; no decisions have been made yet, but her agency confirmed receiving the offer.
It would be a definite change to see her jumping over to the weekend family genre for the first time in 21 years, after appearing in 1996’s Affection Between Father and Son. She’s favored films in recent years, and has opted for a lot of romantic comedies in both the drama and movie realms: sassy workplace noona romance Witch’s Romance, lighthearted remake drama The Man Who Can’t Marry, sex-and-relationships movie Venus Talk, feel-good Dancing Queen, and the classic rom-com Singles.
Perhaps she’s drawn to the idea of changing up her image, having played a number of strong, frank, and forward modern women. In the drama, the lead character is a pop singer who’s been beloved by the public for twenty years, with an elegant and confident outer image that hides her loneliness and pain, after having left behind a young son in order to pursue her career in her early days. She achieved the success she’d sought, but it left a hole in her heart. So while that first part of the description sounds like spot-on obvious casting, it’s the latter that would take her into new acting territory.
I do find Uhm Jung-hwa to sparkle best in comedies, but I can see the draw of going for a more dramatic and emotional role. The story kind of sounds like You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin told from Lee Mi-sook’s point of view (which, shudder—now that was a narcissistic mother), but I do think Uhm would bring the role warmth and accessibility.
You’re Too Much follows Blow Breeze, which puts its premiere in February 2017.
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