Looks like more actors are being added to weekend drama Birth of a Beauty. To recap, Joo Sang Wook and Han Ye Seul were offered lead roles in the drama. Now it looks like Wang Ji Hye and Jung Gyu Woon (my bias!) will be joining in as second leads.
The show is in talks with Joo Sang Wook, Han Ye Seul, Wang Ji Hye, and Jung Gyu Woon to get all of them on board for the show. As previously reported, Han is still in talks. Jung Gyu Woon is up for a role as the female lead’s husband who finds himself in contention with Joo Sang Wook’s character. Meanwhile it looks like Wang Ji Hye will play the second female lead who is an entertainer and finds herself in direct contention with the female lead. I think they’re at odds because of their different lifestyles and for the fact that Han Ye Seul’s character went through such a makeover through diet.
If Jung Gyu Woon is in it, this would be a really interesting drama! (Okay… so my bias is really doing the talking here…) What’s more interesting is that they’re making the female lead a married woman. It puts this drama in line with the trend this year of love triangles, love affairs, divorces, and remarriages. I originally thought that this was going to be a romantic comedy, but the added mix of marriage and makeovers makes me think it’ll veer towards the melodramatic. Oh well – with weekend dramas almost anything goes; my gut tells me they tend to be a tad crazier and melodramatic than weekday ones. (See: The Woman Who Married Three Times, Angel Eyes, Golden Rainbow…)
Casting should wrap up soon so that there’s ample time for production before the drama begins in November. But, people’s minds change so you never know!