Don’t worry, Jung So Min is not getting married. At least not that anyone’s aware of. I just love her bridal photo spread for a wedding magazine earlier this year and thought this would be the perfect post to use it. Even though she’s not getting hitched, she is getting a new professional home and hopefully with it her career will get the kick start it needs. SM C&C Entertainment (yes, it is the same SM that dominates the idol pop scene) announced this morning that Jung So Min had just signed with them. She was formerly with a very tiny agency called Bloom Entertainment and I’ve always wondered why her career had really odd spikes and valleys and perhaps her agency’s lack of clout might be the reason. She had one of the most impactful acting rookie debuts when she held her own in the revenge melodrama Bad Guy, which immediately segued into the high profile but lowly rated Playful Kiss. Then she disappeared from the limelight for over a year, ostensibly to resume her studies. She then emerged last year with two back-to-back dramas, first came the ensemble sitcom Standby followed by the cable marriage drama Can We Get Married. Then came another six month hiatus with nary a word until now with this agency move. Is this agency change to give her the heavyweight support she needs to land the big roles? I don’t know, but I sure hope that happens because I really like her and want to see her acting regularly rather than in spurts. SM C&C, which is the dedicated agency for actors and comedians/MCs, reps a lot of really big actors in Korea such as Jang Dong Gun, Han Ji Min, Kim Ha Neul, and Kim Soo Ro. Since this post is about her acting career and future roles, I think it’s time to reveal that insiders at MBC are saying that Jung So Min may be joining Jang Geun Seok in his upcoming manhwa-adaptation of Beautiful Man. There was once a time this potential pairing would have sent me shrieking with glee, but Jang Geun Seok’s entire persona nowadays strikes confusion and dismay in me so I’m not exactly jonesing for this rumor to come true. It’s unconfirmed so take it with a grain of salt, and she could always turn it down and avoid a potential hot mess.
Jang Geun Seok circa 2011 would have made a fantabulous co-star for Jung So Min. Sigh, he could still clean up his act and return to being a professional actor rather than a sideshow with his so-called music career. But I won’t hold my breath. Though on a random note, if Jung So Min accepts Beautiful Man and it does air on MBC in December, then she would be going up against her Playful Kiss co-star Kim Hyun Joong whose upcoming drama Age of Feeling will air on KBS around the same time. Hope there are no hard feelings for the former Baek husband-and-wifey.