SBS has confirmed that Kim Sun Ah will be co-starring with the soon-to-be-discharged Lee Dong Wook in the upcoming weekend drama Scent of a Woman, which will follow New Tales of the Gisaeng to air in mid-July.
Coincidentally, this will be both actors return to the drama screens in two years, since Lee Dong Wook has been in the military for that period of time, and Kim Sun Ah has recently completing filming on a movie and nothing else since finishing City Hall in mid-2009.
Scent of a Woman tells the story of a woman in her thirties, widely considered a spinster, who discovers that she has only six months to live. This spurs her to quit her job and go live the life she’s always been dreaming of, which of course lands her smack into the hot lap of a younger man. The drama will be filmed partially on location in Australia, and Lee Dong Wook will be flying straight there the day after he gets discharged. Talk about from the frying pan to the fire, though his hard-working eagerness does impress me.
Sun Ah is a versatile actress, who always has chemistry with her co-star, whether he’s younger or older. While Lee Dong Wook does nothing for me, I’m curious to see this pairing and I think the drama sounds promising. It will be helmed and written by the PD-screenwriter duo that brought the charming Dr. Champ. I can’t wait to see Sun Ah back on the small screen, especially since her City Hall co-star Cha Seung Won is currently killing it as Dokko Jin in Best Love.
[Credit: SPN news]