Gong Hyo-jin considers becoming single mom for KBS rom-com-thriller
Has it really been two years since we saw Gong Hyo-jin? I’ve rewatched Jealousy Incarnate so many times that her cute bickering with Jo Jung-seok still seems fresh in my mind. She’s back in the news because her agency, SOOP Management, has announced that Gong is contemplating a new project, KBS’s When Camellia Blooms.
It’ll depict the protagonist Dong-baek (meaning “Camellia flower”) as she deals with a good man, a bad man, and a cheap man in her life. Gong Hyo-jin has received an offer for the main character Dong-baek, who is also the manager of a bar called Camellia. Even though she’s an orphan and a single mother who is raising her son alone, she’s the type of woman who knows how to love and comfort. At first glance, she may seem to be a soundless pushover, but she has a quiet strength and decisiveness when protecting herself and her own.
I’m excited because When Camellia Blooms is being written by Fight My Way’s writer Im Sang-choon. The PD on the project is Cha Young-hoon of Baek-hee Has Returned and Are You Human Too. I’m also intrigued because it’s being described as a rom-com-thriller. There have been several single-mother dramas that I’ve really enjoyed recently (Mother, Marriage Contract), so I’m hoping this one will have the same caliber of quality.
Although there were some rumors that When Camellia Blooms would air early next year, the broadcast period has been pushed back to next September.
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