KBS2 TV’s newest primetime Wednesday-Thursday offering Pretty Man예쁜남자 had a press presentation today at the Seoul Palace Hotel. The four leads Jang Geun Suk, IU, Han Chae Young and Lee Jang Woo attended the event. The man behind the “flower boy” dramas (Flower Boy Next Door, Flower Boy Ramen Shop) Jung Jung Hwa is teaming up with screenwriter Yoo Young A to bring to life the most beautiful man in the world’s (Dokgo Ma-te) story to life.
During the press conference Jang Geun Suk was asked how IU is different from former leading lady Yoon A whom he has worked with in Love Rain and if she’s treating her any differently since both are singing idols. IU was also asked how she manages her hectic schedule. She’s filming for this drama and still promoting her new album. She said that she’s having fun shooting and reading the funny script gives her enough energy.On the other hand, Han Chae Young was asked how she maintains such a sexy body having just delivered her baby boy three months ago. She does look smashing in the gold fitted short dress. But I prefer IU’s simple, classic black and white ensemble. She looks both cute and ladylike. Jang Geun Suk is immaculate in his burgundy coat and freshly clipped do while Lee Jang Woo chose a long black jacket, slim tie, white shirt and skinnies. He looks like he missed a band parade or something. I’m also not quite sure if I hate the hair or not.
The drama was previously known for it’s English title Pretty Man or Beautiful Man but has since adapted the title BEL AMI (FR. beautiful friend). Although at times it may have a different meaning depending on the usage. It may also be used to call ones “boyfriend”. Either way, this is probably the reason why the production team chose this English title instead of its literal translation.
In addition to the four main cast, other cast members include So Yoo Jin, Kim Ye Won, Yang Mi Kyung, Kim Yeong Jae, Lee Mi Young, Park Ji Yoon among others. The first episode airs this Wednesday, November 20th.