MBC Drama She Was Pretty Confirms Leads Park Seo Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, and Go Joon Hee

Don’t worry, the recap for the latest episode of Scholar Who Walks the Night is a-coming, but in the meantime let’s have an update on the drama to follow in that Wed-Thurs time slot for MBC. The network has reverse ugly duckling drama She Was Pretty lined up, and happily for me the production is avoiding the dizzying round of casting rumors now that the leads in discussion Park Seo Joon and Hwang Jung Eum have just confirmed. Yay for the lack of drama behind the drama, and double yay for the leads being acting talent who have proven chemistry with each other.

I’m not as big a fan of Hwang Jung Eum as much as I adore Park Seo Joon, but she really does grow on me solely for her acting ability and game attitude to tackle anything. She Was Pretty will reunite the two rather quickly after doing Kill Me Heal Me earlier this year, with the added hilarity of them going from playing faux-twins in KMHM to romantic couple in She Was Pretty. Joining them will be actress Go Joon Hee as the second female lead, who has acted with Hwang Jung Eum before in Can You Hear My Heart, and was most recently in The Chaser and Yawang.

In She Was Pretty, Hwang Jung Eum plays Kim Hye Jin, a girl born with a silver spoon in her mouth and having adorable looks as a child. Her life goes from heaven to hell when her father’s business gets bankrupt, and she soon goes from pretty to ugly when her adolescence triggers the unattractive gene in her family gene pool. Park Seo Joon is Ji Sung Joon, a very unattractive little boy who grows up to have looks as dashing as any male model, and finds success in the professional world as a magazine editor thanks to his good looks. Hye Jin and Sung Joon meet again as adults having their fates switched around, with fated romance that blossoms between them. Go Joon Hee is Hye Jin’s best friend who finds herself torn between friendship and love when she falls for Sung Joon.


MBC Drama She Was Pretty Confirms Leads Park Seo Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, and Go Joon Hee — 26 Comments

  1. Oh my, finally ori-on and ori-gin can be a couple!
    Happy shipper of the two 🙂

    Yep madam K, am waiting on ur SWTN recap. 🙂
    Thank you!

  2. Wooohooo! Now we just need Ji Sung to cameo. The premise is still meh (can we have it sans the love triangle?) but it’s KMHM reunion and they’re individually talented and have great chemistry together so I’ll try.

  3. yatttaaaaaaa!!!!!!! I’m definitely going to watch this after scholar who walks the night ends … ooohh goshhh!!! definitely non stop watching mbc drama … yeayyyyy …. hwang jung eum is definitely my favorite actress and i really love her chemistry with park seo joon despite them being false twins in kmhm …huhuhuh ..can’t wait!!! waiting for your recap on swwtn too ..

  4. I don’t know, but the storyline doesn’t appeal to me and there is something about Hwang Jung Eum face, that freaks me out. She is a really good actress, but I don’t care for her as an actress.

  5. Lol. I thought PSJ’s char was named Ji Sung(only) at first. I’ll wait for eps before I decide. The concept is fine though. When puberty hits. Lol.

    • I KNOW RIGHT! The scriptwriter’s definitely a shipper xD I can just imagine both of them cracking up off camera as she says Ji Sungjoon-sshi *dead* Keep the reunions coming Kdramaland. ESPECIALLY if they’re from KMHM. Hwang Jungeum, Park Seojoon, She was Pretty Fighting!

  6. yay finally, i love both actors and they do have chemistry, lets hope i like this drama better then scholar and although the premise sounds really weird, im hoping there is more to that and there is depth and meaning. also hopefully its hilariously good

  7. Too bad… I love Park Seo Joon; I cannot stand Hwang Jung Eum. Look at her ugly self holding his hand. She has no shame…

  8. Yeah she seems to get plastic surgery every few years. Just when you start getting used to her new face, she seems to change it again.

    I’m not saying this to be mean because I think she’s an awesome actress and seems like a very cool lady so it makes me sad to notice it. At the end of the day, I just hope she’s ok with what she sees in the mirror.

  9. oops my comment was in reply to imzadi!

    Anyway i’m excited for both leads who can act, have good comedic timing and are already comfortable and have great chemistry with each other. All that’s needed is a good writer and PD!

  10. I’m happy with this casting and I’m on board as long as they don’t make them go too OTT with the physical comedy.

  11. I’m excited. These two have chemistry, can act well and can fully commit to their role no matter what the script demands. So, here’s hoping the script and the production team is solid. The only thing that bugs me a bit is, I was really hoping to see Hwang Jung Eum doing a glamorous role for once but as usual she doesn’t seem to care much about her character looks in the drama once again. So, She was Pretty team, fighting! and Good luck!

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