MBC’s upcoming drama “Tempted” has revealed a complicated relationship chart for its characters!
“Tempted,” which is based on the classic French novel “Dangerous Liaisons,” will tell the story of the reckless young men and women who find themselves entangled in a dangerous game of love and seduction. Red Velvet’s Joy will star as Eun Tae Hee, a high-achieving college student who isn’t easily swayed by men, while Woo Do Hwan will play Kwon Shi Hyun, the charming rake who embarks on a mission to seduce her.
The newly released chart highlights the push-and-pull relationship between the two main characters. Eun Tae Hee thinks Kwon Shi Hyun is “obnoxious and yet can’t stop noticing him,” while Kwon Shi Hyun cockily asks, “How can [Eun Tae Hee] not like me?”
Kwon Shi Hyun is part of “the trio of elite troublemakers,” along with the beautiful Choi Soo Ji (played by Moon Ga Young) and the free-spirited ladies’ man Lee Se Joo (played by Kim Min Jae). The three friends are embroiled in an ongoing love triangle, with Lee Se Joo willing to “do everything [Choi Soo Ji] asks” and Choi Soo Ji possessively declaring that “if I can’t have [Kwon Shi Hyun], no one can.”
Kwon Shi Hyun and Choi Soo Ji are also the primary instigators of the characters’ games of seduction. The two make a “dangerous bet” with far-reaching consequences that neither of them could have imagined.
Meanwhile, Eun Tae Hee’s best friend Go Gyung Joo (played by Jung Ha Dam) harbors unrequited love for Lee Se Joo, while the disreputable Lee Ki Young (played by Lee Jae Kyoon) pursues Eun Tae Hee with less-than-honorable intentions. Choi Soo Ji also has her own history with Lee Ki Young, and she is determined to exact revenge on him at all costs.
Lee Ki Young’s mother wants him to marry Oh Ha Ni (played by Park Hye Jeong), but the chart shows that Choi Soo Ji manages to manipulate the unwitting Oh Ha Ni for her own purposes.
However, things don’t end there—the main characters’ parents have their own history as well. Eun Tae Hee’s mother (played by Jun Mi Sun) is the first love of Woo Do Hwan’s father (played by Kwon Seok Woo), and the two still harbor feelings for one another. Woo Do Hwan’s father and Choi Soo Ji’s mother (played by Kim Suh Hyung) are also planning to enter into a marriage of convenience for business reasons, causing the two friends to suddenly become step-siblings.
To find out what unfolds within this complex web of characters, don’t miss the premiere of “Tempted”! The drama begins airing on March 12 and will be available with English subtitles on Viki.