I was expecting the first official stills of Moon Chae Won from her upcoming MBC drama Goodbye Mr. Black and the production is right on schedule. Following on the one-two punch of leading men Lee Jin Wook and Kim Kang Woo, the first peek at leading lady Moon Chae Won is a solid win for me. She rocks the short tomboy haircut and fully embodies the character of a cheerful girl that is destined to influence the revenge trajectory of the titular character.
This drama will be a nice test of her popularity in Korea and ability to bring in domestic audiences as her recent slew of dramas have all been successes but none attributed primarily to her alone. Good Doctor was with ratings magnet Joo Won, Nice Guy had Song Joong Ki and writer Lee Kyung Hee, and The Princess’s Man costarred then popular actor Park Shi Hoo. I have a feeling that any success of Mr. Black will rest heavily on the story engaging the audiences, and if that’s the case Moon Chae Won will continue her streak of picking good projects.