Working moms and casting switches in Melo Suits Me
Melo Suits Me is described as a refreshing drama about women in their thirties—their friendships, their romances, and their lifestyles. It’s giving me strong Sex and the City and A Gentleman’s Dignity vibes, which I’m all about. Recently, more promo stills of the drama have been released, and news of a change in casting has been announced.
The main trio of women will be played by Jeon Yeo-bin (Rescue Me), Han Ji-eun (100 Days My Prince), and Chun Woo-hee (Argon). Jeon Yeo-bin takes on the role of blunt documentary director Lee Eun-jung, and Chun Woo-hee will play an oddball screenwriter named Im Jin-joo. The latest stills feature Han Ji-eun and Jeon Yeo-bin.
Han Ji-eun plays a working mom in her thirties who works as the marketing team leader for a drama production company. The character was a popular ice princess during her university days, but after meeting a man who made her laugh, she conceived a child out of wedlock. When he left, she was left with their child and a changed, but still cheerful, personality despite her struggles. In order to prepare for the role, the actress did research by personally meeting with working moms of elementary schoolers as well as the PPL head for Melo Suits Me to learn about her responsibilities.
As for the new casting switch, Yoon Ji-on (Fox Bride Star) will be joining the set of Melo Suits Me as Hyo-bong. Character details are not completely clear, but it looks like he’ll be deeply enmeshed with the girls as a part of their daily lives. This role was originally supposed to be played by actor Oh Seung-yoon. Unfortunately, Oh Seung-yoon is currently under investigation for aiding and abetting a DUI incident. Due to this issue, he had to leave the drama, and he was replaced by Yoon Ji-on.
On August 9, the first episode of JTBC’s Friday-Saturday drama Melo Suits Me will air.