Either Han Ji Hye has a taken man radar, or her married status leads to her co-starring with guys who are either married or about to tie the knot. Perhaps it’s a weekend drama thing, once an actor or actress lands in steady weekend drama work, they are usually in their thirties and thus statistically more likely to be married or settling down. Nothing wrong with it, I’ll only get annoyed if said actors or actresses suddenly turn into a cold fish onscreen because they are afraid to express passion in acting for fear of upsetting their real life significant other. Something must’ve been in the water on the set of last year’s May Queen, because Han Ji Hye was married when it started, Jae Hee announced during the middle of the drama that he was not only married but already had a son, and now the final lead in that drama Kim Jae Won has just announced his impending nuptials at the end of June as well as upcoming fatherhood. Kim Jae Won is marrying his same-age girlfriend of 8 months, who is not in the entertainment industry. She is three months along as the happy couple looks forward to not only married life but parenthood as well. Congrats to Kim Jae Won who seems like such a nice guy in real life as fitting for someone with such a beaming mega-watt smile. As an actor he’s not terribly compelling for me but he is easy on the eyes, though I’m going to keep harping on how he needs to get some sun. Up next for Kim Jae Won is the weekend drama Scandal: That Very Shocking and Immoral Incident with Jo Yoon Hee, who was last in Nine: Nine Time Travels with Lee Jin Wook. I’m not a fan of her acting but this drama has the most ridiculous name that I just have to tune in and see what all the hubbub is about. Check out the first stills below, he actually looks really manly and compelling playing a cop with a birth secret – he was kidnapped by the father who raised him, who believes that his birth father caused the death of his son.
Scandal airs on the weekends starting in July on MBC, and has got quite the powerhouse older cast with Shin Eun Kyung, Jo Jae Hyun, Ahn Seok Hwan, and Choi Chul Ho.