Lee Sang-yoon and Kim Ah-joong being courted for new SBS drama
Lee Sang-yoon, Kim Ah-joong
One The Woman is an upcoming drama about an amnesiac who ends up switching places with a chaebol daughter-in-law who looks exactly like her. Currently, Kim Ah-joong (Live Up to Your Name) has been reported as the frontrunner for this role. Lee Sang-yoon (VIP) is also being courted as the male lead.
Kim Ah-joong’s character is the only daughter of a mafia leader. She’s also a prosecutor that investigates corruption, bribery, and prostitution. Somehow, she loses her memory and switches places with a quiet daughter-in-law of a chaebol family. Lee Sang-yoon’s character is a chaebol who has never forgotten his first love; according to the reports, it’s not clear whether he is actually her husband or another chaebol in their circle.
In any case, I’d be interested to see this match-up take place. If they both accept it will be the first time they’ve ever worked together. I do hope that Lee Sang-yoon’s character is more like his My Daughter Seo-young persona than his shady VIP or weak Defendant personas. I like his acting, but he does shine better when his female counterpart is also a strong actress. As for Kim Ah-joong, I’ve loved her in comedies (e.g. 200 Pound Beauty), so hopefully the script will lean zany and not too melo.
One The Woman, directed by Choi Young-hoon (High Society, Good Casting) and written by Kim Yoon, will begin airing on SBS sometime in the latter half of next year.