Park Shin Hye was recently given the OK from doctors to return to set after being in a car accident and requiring re-hospitalization on Wednesday. She is expected to be on set during the weekend, and filming can resume. The eighth episode will air this coming Wednesday.
Also, if you want to leave a comment or send your well wishes to Park Shin Hye, DramaFever is collecting them through this post, and will be sending it to her!
Scent of a Woman is airing this weekend! Kim Sun Ahmentioned in an interview that she lost a lot of weight for the role because she was playing someone who was dying. She ate rice once a day, and slept for only 2 hours a day. I’m not surprised that she is so devoted to her role, since she gained weight for My Lovely Sam Soon and now is losing weight for a role. But funnily enough, she also says, “I wish (the director) focused more on the drama’s story rather than my outer appearance.”
Um. Should I be worried about the drama plot then?
Ooooh. Well first off, the trailer reminds me terribly of Last Holiday, where because of a terminal illness (diagnosed by the straight-faced Uhm Ki Joon), Kim Sun Ah takes control of her hapless, humdrum life, and gives herself a well-deserved makeover. She is a lowly employee who’s in love with Lee Dong Wook, her big boss, but he doesn’t even know she exists. Of course, when he encounters the beautiful, made-over her, he spends a day with her and (presumably) falls for her. OK in Last HolidayQueen Latifah didn’t exactly get together with Timothy Hutton, but he was her boss, and he didn’t recognize her either.
I didn’t expect Lee Dong Wook and Kim Sun Ah, the stars of the upcoming drama Scent of a Woman, to get together so fast.
Kim plays a woman who learns that she has a terminal illness and not much longer to live. Voila – she makes a change to her life and attracts the attention of chaebol Lee. I’m surprised he’s taken to her so quickly, and wonder if he knows who she is. He – or his family rather – owns a travel company; she works at a travel company. Who wants to bet they work at the same company?!
I can always trust After School to give me that next song that I’ll get addicted to for a while. They did it with “Shampoo” and now UEE has released her solo track “쏙쏙쏙 (Sok Sok Sok).” It’s perfect for summer – light and airy, melodic beats, and the lyrics are about a girl who wishes to confess to a boy. I’ll put aside my cynical mature side for a moment to sigh and wish I could do that too like a dreamy, bright-eyed teenager! (‘Cause honestly, I’d never do that now – but as a teen? I probably would have.)
The song also features a rap by After School Boys’ member Jonghyun. It will be used in advertisements for the golf brand that UEE is a model for.
Here’s a look at the first script reading for Scent of a Woman, where you can see Kim Sun Ah, Seo Hyo Rim, and Uhm Ki Joon around the table. Where’s Lee Dong Wook? What’s with the ahjumma hair? and What’s with the hair and very skinny face? Only Seo looks somewhat fashionable for this script reading, while the other two look like they rolled out of bed.
Not that I’m holding it against them – I actually find it very funny and endearing, because they look more like normal people than big celebrities.
Seo Hyo Rim (who was last seen in Sungkyunkwan Scandal as Jun Tae Soo‘s silly younger sister who was in love with Micky Yoochun) will take a dramatic turn as she joins the cast of Scent of a Woman. The drama, which also stars Kim Sun Ah, Lee Dong Wook, and Uhm Ki Joon, will air on July 16. Seo’s character is a cold-hearted chaebol heiress (OOH – hey! It’s not a cold-hearted chaebol MAN, but a WOMAN!) who has had her heart broken after willing to give up her entire wealth to be with this man.