Kim Jae Won, who had delayed his comeback drama due to his shoulder injury, will now return to small screen.
김재원은 오는 8월 MBC 주말극 ‘닥터 진’ 후속으로 방송되는 ‘메이퀸(가제)’의 주인공을 맡았다. 지난해 10월 MBC 드라마 ‘나도, 꽃!’ 첫 촬영을 하다가 오토바이 사고로 어깨 부상을 입고 중도하차한지 10개월 만에 방송 복귀를 하는 것.
May Queen will follow MBC’s Dr Jin in August. In October last year, he shoulder got injured due to an accident on the set of MBC’s Me Too Flower. He will finally return to broadcast TV after 10 months.
그동안 쉬면서 재활 치료를 받은 김재원은 최근 어깨 부상이 완치됐지만 재발할 우려가 있어 ‘메이퀸’ 출연 제의를 받고 한 달 넘게 고민을 했다. 하지만 시나리오와 역할이 마음에 들고, 촬영을 여유롭게 준비할 수 있다는 점에서 출연을 결심한 것으로 알려졌다.
Kim Jae Won has been resting all this while. Even though he has fully recovered recently, the doctor told him that there are chances that his condition will turn bad again. As such, he was in a a for more than a month on whether to join May Queen. However, because the script and role was appealed to him, and he still has quite a while to prepare for the drama, Kim JaeWon decided not to worry too much about it.
드라마 관계자는 “최근 첫 대본 리딩을 했고, 김재원도 이 자리에 참석했다”며 “초반 6회까지 아역 연기자들이 등장해 성인 연기자들은 8월부터 촬영을 시작한다. 김재원은 약 두 달 동안 드라마 준비를 할 수 있다는 점에서 복귀 부담감을 떨쳐내고 출연을 확정지었다”고 전했다.
An official from the production team of May Queen stated:”Recently, the first script reading was held. Jae Won appeared for the script reading. Because the first 6 episodes will be revolving around the childhood scenes, the adult cast will only start filming in august. As such, Kim Jae Won still has around 2 months to prepare for the drama. This assisted his decision in joining the drama(So that he has more time to rest cause of his injury).
‘메이퀸’은 선박을 만드는 여성의 일과 사랑 이야기를 그린 드라마다. 김재원의 파트너이자 여자 주인공에 한지혜가 캐스팅됐다. MBC 드라마 ‘욕망의 불꽃’의 백호민 PD가 연출을 맡는다.
May Queen will be revolving around the love story of a career woman and her dreams of success. The lead actress that will be collaborating with Kim Jae Won is Han Ji Hye. This drama will be directed by Flames of Ambition’s director, PD Baek Ho Min.
Note: It's not stated who will be the male lead in the upcoming drama.
MBC’s upcoming May Queen now has a(nother) leading man, with Kim Jae-won coming onboard; he is reportedly in final talks with the production company and broadcast station to iron out details of the contract, and will be joining leads Han Ji-hye and Jae Hee.
We haven’t heard much about the plot yet, only that the drama is a success story about people in the shipping industry. Probably the most boring description ever, which isn’t to say the show will necessarily be boring. It’s got decent creds with writer Sohn Young-mok of President and Iron Empress and director Baek Ho-min of Flames of Ambition andAssorted Gems. All successful shows in their own rights. But while I wouldn’t write off a show just for a boring initial logline, you’d think they could take a little effort to pique interest with a more compelling description. Tell us the main conflict, maybe, or who/what the May Queen is. Something, anything, more than “boats and stuff.”
This’ll be Kim Jae-won’s first drama since his shoulder injury; he hurt himself in the early days of shooting Me Too, Flower and ended up having to drop that drama. I can’t decide whether I think that’s a good or bad thing: On one hand, the drama really tanked in the latter episodes (it started off promising, as so many do) and it could be that he dodged a bullet. On the other hand, the drama might have been better if he’d stayed the lead. (Yoon Shi-yoon was great, but I think it was a mistake to cast somebody noticeably younger than Kim Jae-won and then not adjust any of the other cast/story elements to suit Yoon. Instead, I just kept thinking how it would’ve worked with Kim Jae-won instead—particularly the strangely off-putting scenes with Madam Crazy, aka Han Go-eun, who might have had more chemistry with Kim.)