July bride Eugene will return to the small screen on Sunday, June 26th for a single-episode drama special, titled “Princess Hwa Pyeong’s Weight Loss.” The upcoming drama is a fusion-sageuk comedy, set in the Baekje era. Eugene’s character, Princess Hwa Pyeung, turns to food after she loses her parents. She ends up getting so big, her fiancé mistakes her for a boar while drinking with her. Hwa Pyeung eventually gathers enough courage to lose weight, and she recruits the best trainer in the Three Kingdoms (Ryu Seung Soo) to help her slim down.
Producers released stills of the original “fairy” and surprised everyone with the drastic transformation. In the photos, she is noticeably heavier with chubby cheeks, double chin, and bigger clothes. Eugene commented, “This is my last project as a single, and I hope to show great acting in ‘Princess Hwa Pyeong’s Weight Loss.’” Eugene will tie the knot with former co-actor Ki Tae Young on July 23rd at a church just outside of Seoul. The two started dating January 2010 after starring in MBC drama “Creating Destiny” together.
“Princess Hwa Pyeong’s Weight Loss” also stars Rye Seung Soo of currently airing “Lie to Me” and Han Yoo Yi of “Midas.” Eugene’s “Princess Hwa Pyeong’s Weight Loss” will air this coming Sunday, June 26th, on KBS at 11:15PM KST.