With her newest series Was It Love? nearing its premiere, current reports reveal that Song Ji-hyo is already being courted to lead another drama, tentatively titled Come to the Witch’s Restaurant.
Based on a feature novel of the same name, Come to the Witch’s Restaurant will tell the stories of desperate people who come by to eat a magical dish with the hopes of having their personal wishes granted, even at the expense of their own souls.
If Song Ji-hyo accepts the offer, she will be transforming into the enchanting female protagonist Cho Hee-ra. Complementing the actress’ ageless beauty, Hee-ra has already lost count of the years that she has spent alive. She has a feeling, though, that she has already become older than any known human in history. She chose to turn into a sorceress after suffering a tragic fate in her twenties and is now co-running a mysterious restaurant with a woman named Jin.
The literary source of this spellbinding tale by author Gu Sang-hee has earned the grand prize at the 3rd Kyobo Bookstore Story Contest. More details on the drama such as the broadcasting station, production schedule, cast, and crew are yet to be announced.
At present, Song Ji-hyo is active in various entertainment fields. She continues her participation in the filming and promotion of the rom-com series Was It Love?, which is set to hit JTBC’s prime-time slot on July 8. The sought-after actress will also mark her return to the big screen on June 4 as she leads opposite actor Kim Mu-yeol in the upcoming mystery thriller Intruder. Apart from these projects, Song also appears regularly on the popular SBS variety show Running Man.
Take a sneak peek of her upcoming drama Was It Love? with its recently released teaser.