I might end up eating my words but until then I’ll stick with my first impression that Shin Se Kyung looks super cute in character as The Girl Who Sees Smells. The way her character is styled as an adult reminds me so much of Yoona‘s character Nam Da Jung in Prime Minister and I. Whatever problems that drama devolved into, I’ll always remember it fondly for changing my opinion of Yoona from ughhhh to awwwww! The casual chic attire, the slighty mussed up long hair, the oversized bag, the beanie on her head, all of it combines to give me positive associations which doesn’t happen much when it comes to Shin Se Kyung. Also helps that I found her last drama performance in Iron Man not bad, though I didn’t manage to stick it through until the end to see if she maintained the low key charm all the way. So far so good for Smelly Girl not turning me off by casting Shin Se Kyung.
The production released two sets of new stills for her character in Smelly Girl, in addition to her grown up version she also has to play the high school girl who is normal before the incident that gives her the smelly supernatural ability. Shin Se Kyung definitely still pulls off being a high school student just fine and looks quite cute in a school uniform.