Life is Beautiful with Seung Gi & Hyo Joo
Update (3/31): The drama’s title is now Brilliant Legacy (창란한 유산).
Lee Seung Gi is expected make his acting comeback through weekend drama Life is Beautiful (인생은 아름다워, 2009). If he signs on, this will be his first drama since Famous Princesses in 2006. 1N2D fans need not worry – his publicist stated that even if Seung Gi takes this part, he will continue to appear on the variety show since it films only once every two weeks.
Life is Beautiful will be broadcast starting April 18 on SBS following the end of Glory of Family. Jin Hyuk (On Air) is the drama PD. The drama will follow the lives of four adults in their twenties – played by Lee, Han Hyo Joo (Iljimae), Moon Chae Won (Painter of the Wind), and Bae Soo Bin (Painter of the Wind).
Ko Eun Sung (Han) is a prospective chef. When her father passes away, her stepmother takes all of Eun Sung’s assets. Even though Eun Sung is poor, she enters a food products company and overcomes many trials and complications to succeed.
Kim Mi Sook (Lobbyist) will play Eun Sung’s stepmother, Baik Sung Hee. Moon Chae Won’s character is Yoo Seung Mi, Baik’s daughter and Eun Sung’s stepsister. Bae Soo Bin takes on the role of fusion restaurant owner, Park Jun Se. If Lee Seung Gi confirms participation, he will be Sunwoo Hwan (first name – Hwan, family name – Sunwoo), the grandson of the food company founder.
Lee Seung Gi’s agency representative stated that there are some final matters to negotiate; however, they are close to reaching an agreement and will confirm his decision shortly.
KP’s note: Talk about a Cinderella story – evil stepmother and all. And of course there’s a third-generation chaebol in the storyline *rolls eyes*. Looking forward to Seung Gi and Hyo Joo though!