I believe in this latest casting rumor but am I’m not sure if it’ll actually happen on timing alone. New mommy Lee Bo Young is reportedly being courted for the leading lady role in a new 2016 SBS drama by the PD Boo Sung Chul of this year’s doppleganger makjang drama Mask. He’s a dedicated SBS veteran who directed tons of popular dramas over the years including Heirs, You’re Beautiful, Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love, and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.
Lee Bo Young’s last two dramas before having her first child with husband Ji Sung were SBS dramas I Hear Your Voice and God’s Gift: 14 Days, so it’s no surprise the network wants to be the network for her post-maternity return project. I’m just not sure she’s in any hurry to accept a grueling three month long K-drama shoot, especially when her name recognition and positive popularity factor remains solidly high in Korea. She’s not lacking for CFs either, as evidenced by this supplemental pictorial for clothing brand Daniel Hechter. It would be great to have her back onscreen but I’d rather she take things at her own pace and pick a suitable project.