Spotting Kim Sun Ah these days feels like a finding four leaf clover, rare and elusive for someone who even a few years ago was regularly headlining dramas. I don’t know if the parts have dried up for her now that she’s turning forty this year, or she’s simply being picky and waiting for better roles since the quality of dramas have truly fallen so precipitously. I wished she could do a variety show like Noonas Over Flowers just to keep herself onscreen in a different setting since I like and miss seeing her.
Kim Sun Ah was recently at the movie premiere for her very good friend Jang Hyuk‘s sageuk movie Empire of Lust, along with mutual friends Im Soo Hyang (became good friends with Sun Ah after I Do, I Do) and Eom Ki Joon (similarly hit it off with Sun Ah after Scent of a Woman). She was covered up in a long winter white coat and half her face shielded by giant sunglasses, so I’ll chalk this up as half a sighting. She seemed really happy to be there, chatting with the media on the red carpet and flashing a lot of smiles for the fans. With Binnie’s current drama being such a flop in writing, directing, and leading lady, seeing Sun Ah just makes me miss the good old days of My Name is Kim Sam Soon.