Actress Hwang Jung-eum and actor Ryu Jun-yeol have returned to the small screen with MBC’s romantic comedy drama “Lucky Romance.”
“Lucky Romance” is based on a webtoon by the same title which was published on Naver in 2014. The drama centers on the romantic but bizarre interactions between Shim Bo-nui (Hwang) and Je Soo-ho (Ryu) who have very different personalities. Shim is an optimistic and confident office worker who has blind faith in superstitions and fortune-telling, while Je, a CEO and project director of a game developer company, only believes in logic and science.
From left, actor Lee Soo-hyuk, actresses Lee Chung-ah and Hwang Jung-eum and actor Ryu Jun-yeol pose at a press conference at MBC in Sangam-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. (MBC)
“The original webtoon is too short to make (into) a full 16-episode drama series. Thus, we added more characters and plots based on the concept of the female lead’s (superstitious) lifestyle and the reason for her blind faith,” said director Kim Kyung-hee at the press conference held at MBC headquarters in Sangam-dong, Seoul, Wednesday.
It is Hwang’s first drama since getting married in February. When asked why she is returning to work so soon after her marriage, Hwang said, “I think marriage and career are two different things. I got married, and I want to continue my acting career as well.”
The first episode of the TV drama will air on MBC tonight.
By Jung Eun-jin (firstname.lastname@example.org