[News] Kang Ji Hwan and Hwang Jung Eum to Possibly Appear in 'The Incarnation of Money' SBS's new drama.
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Hwang Jung Eum is expected to be returning with the producers of 'Giant' in The Reincarnation of Money. Its been 2 years since Giant already. 'The Incarnation of Money' is slated for 24 episodes, and it will be broadcasted on SBS.
Hwang Jung Eum has been reviewing the role, and it is likely that she will be appearing in the drama as Bok Jae In, the female lead. They are in the midst of arranging to match her schedule.
Kang Ji Hwan’s management, S-Plus Entertainment, has mentioned that he has been positively reviewing the role as well.If everything goes smoothly, filming will commence next month, and it will be broadcasted on SBS in January.
Hwang Jung-eum (Golden Time, Can You Hear My Heart) appears to be the stronger prospect at the moment, having confirmed that she’s “favorably considering” the role (and some articles even have her as a done deal). She’ll be reuniting with the writer and director, having worked on their first project together, hit drama Giant, which surpassed 40% ratings and was a multi-generational epic. Since the team went on to claim hit number 2 with History of a Salaryman, suffice to say that Round 3 is facing some heightened expectations.
Hwang Jung-eum plays the daughter of a loan shark and “knows nothing but money.” With a personality described as pragmatic and a strong work ethic, she eventually becomes the president of a savings bank.
It’s a different type of heroine than we’re used to, in a dramaland that loves its leading ladies to be on the victim side of that loan shark equation; they’re always the ones being chased by the money-grubbing gangsters, not the ones on their side.
Her character will start out “ugly” and then get an extreme makeover; she starts out overweight and wearing glasses and braces. “With tons of hard work and lots of money, she undergoes a transformation to become a top-class beauty.” Then things get wacky: Our hero named Lee Cha-don knows of her past and is in debt to her, but happens to be locked up in a psychiatric hospital on a remote island.
Kang Ji-hwan (Coffee House, Detective Cha) can do wacky and dramatic like nobody’s business. So our heroine goes to spring him from the joint, armed with faked marriage registration documents, beginning their faux-spouses routine.
But that’s not all. Then! She starts to suspect her new not-husband of having killed her father, who died under suspicious circumstances. Just as “her ideal man” makes his appearance and kicks up the love triangle.