Thanks to the 2008 K-drama, I'm sure I'm not the only one who has the Temptation Of Wife theme song by Cha Soo Yung forever stuck in my brain. In Temptation Of Wife, an ~evil~ husband named Gyo Bin cheats on his wife Eun Jae, attempts to murder her, and believes she's dead. However, she *returns* as a completely different person and assumes the identity of a woman named So Hee, and she's determined to get revenge on Gyo Bin and her former best friend Ae Ri, his new wife. They even have a child together! Supporting Eun Jae/Min Hee is Gun Woo, who saved her life and who falls in love with her.
According to Soompi, the crazy 2008 drama went on for 129 episodes! A Filipino-dubbed version of the show aired on GMA in 2010, with the main characters renamed as Angeline, Marcel, Heidi, and Nigel. There was also a 2012 Filipino remake starring Marian Rivera, Dennis Trillo, Glaiza De Castro, and Rafael Rosell. Fun fact: Temptation Of Wife is actually part of a "Wife Trilogy" series which includes Two Wives and Return Of The Wife.
Here, let's take a look at what the main cast is up to now:
Jang Seo Hee as Go Eun Jae/Min So Hee (Angeline)
Jang Seo Hee was one of the OG leading ladies and pioneers of K-drama! After Temptation Of Wife, she went on to star in the medical dramas OB/GYN Doctors (2010), and Two Mothers (2014), where she starred as a woman who agrees to conceive a child through surrogacy. Her most recent drama is Band Of Sisters (2017), a show about "three women who have lost their beloveds in a blink of an eye and how they get back on their feet." It was also written by Temptation Of Wife writer Kim Soon Ok!
Byun Woo Min as Jung Gyo Bin (Marcel)
In Temptation Of Wife, Byun Woo Min played *evil* cheater Gyo Bin. He had a supporting role in Dr. Romantic (2016) and Dr. Romantic 2 (2020) as "warmhearted freelance anesthesiologist Nam Do Il," and we recently saw him as Congressman Jo in The Penthouse: War In Life.
His next project: A Good Supper (2021)
Kim Seo Hyung as Shin Ae Ri (Heidi)
In 2018, it was rumored that Seo Hyung had gotten married to actor Lee Min Woo, but her agency denied the rumors, saying: "They are not even dating. She's dumbfounded by the marriage reports as well." She was also the tutor in Sky Castle (2019)! After the hit show, Kim Seo Hyung starred as a detective in the drama Nobody Knows, which is about "at-risk youth whose lives might have changed if they had been surrounded by good adults, and the adults who try their best to protect them."
Her next project: Mine (2021)
Lee Jae Hwang as Min Gun Woo (Nigel)
Before becoming an actor and debuting in 1999, Lee Jae Hwang studied at Kyung Hee University. His stint in Temptation Of Wife led to more lead roles in the shows I Love You (2012), Hold My Hand (2013), Love Of Eve (2015), and Backflow (2017)! His most recent acting project is Mom Has An Affair (2020), which is about "a single, divorced mom of two who swore that she'll never get married again. Her children, however, beg her to get married to a rich man who can become their father."
Jung Yun Seok as Jung Ni No
He played Gyo Bin and Ae Ri's son in the show! He has also appeared in Queen Seon Duk (2009) and The Master's Sun (2013). In 2016, he played the younger version of Park Bo Gum in Love In The Moonlight and had the role of Ji Soo's younger brother in Netflix's 2019 drama My First First Love! The young actor also won Best Young Actor at the 2016 KBS Drama Awards. SO CUUUTE.
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