The popularity of "The World of the Married" has recently created a spike in interest regarding veteran actress Chae Gook-hee, who plays a significant supporting role in the drama as a gynecologist. But viewers curious about who this woman is have come face to face with a very awkward scandal that explains, among other things, why Chae Gook-hee's last drama was "Fantastic" back in 2016.
Chae Gook-hee was in a long-term romantic relationship with disgraced actor Oh Dal-soo. Though the two consistently demurred any time they were questioned about marriage, socially, her name was closely connected with his. Consequently, when Oh Dal-soo's career was ruined by allegations of his assaulting younger actresses, so too was Chae Gook-hee's reputation damaged. This even as the couple broke up in February of 2018.
Chae Gook-hee was always more of a stage actress than a screen actress in any case. And indeed, her connection with Oh Dal-soo had largely been forgotten, and likely would have remained so if not for the unexpected popularity boost "The World of the Married" has granted to its many cast members. There is little indication that anyone holds Chae Gook-hee any ill will for her past personal entanglements, and "The World of the Married" may yet offer her a chance to rebound from them.
Written by William Schwartz
"The World of the Married" is directed by Mo Wan-il, written by Joo Hyeon-I, and features Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, Han So-hee, Park Sun-young, Kim Young-min, Chae Gook-hee. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/03/27~Now airing, Fri, Sat 23:00 on jTBC.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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