Han Hye-jin considers drama comeback in Let’s Watch the Sunset
It’s been four years since actress Han Hye-jin has been in a drama, having last starred in Warm Words just following her marriage to soccer player Ki Sung-yong. She’s since become a mother and taken some time off, but it looks like she might be returning to dramaland in the new year—she’s currently considering an offer to headline a new MBC melodrama called Let’s Hold Hands and Watch the Sunset.
She’s received an offer to play a woman who had a crush on her college sunbae since her freshman year and ended up marrying him. As his wife, she gave up her pursuit of literature and sacrificed everything to support him emotionally and materially.
The drama is about a husband and wife who have spent half their lives as partners, suddenly having to confront death. In doing so, they look back on the time they’ve spent together and rediscover one by one the things they’d lost. It’s described as a sincere family story about confirming the preciousness of love and family.
It sounds like it’ll be uplifting and heartwarming rather than just sad, though I fully expect tears to be part of the experience. At the helm will be PD Jung Ji-in of Radiant Office, which is a drama that managed to deal with similar themes in a light, funny way.
MBC won’t be airing a new drama after I’m Not a Robot because of the Winter Olympics, but Let’s Hold Hands and Watch the Sunset will be the next series in that Wednesday-Thursday time slot, beginning in March.
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