Actress Seo Ye-ji returned with “Eve” after the controversy over her private life. However, her unconventional exposure, bed scenes and the “femme fatale” image are causing viewers to doubt.
Previously, Seo Ye-ji was embroiled in the controversy over gaslighting her ex-boyfriend Kim Jung-hyun.
Seo Ye-ji stopped her activities because of this. More than a year later, Seo Ye-ji returned with tvN’s “Eve“. She plays Lee Ra-el, a femme fatale who seduces men for revenge and makes them go her way.
Episodes 1 and 2 of “Eve” were unconventional as the ratings were set at 19+. Seo Ye-ji presented a series of bed scenes with Park Byung-eun. However, netizens responded that these scenes only gave them an awkward impression rather than a femme fatale’s fatal charm.
In addition, since Lee Ra-el has been planning her revenge for 13 years, she is determined to capture Kang Yoon-gyeom (Park Byung-eun). She does not hesitate to have an affair with the married man Kang Yoon-gyeom. In all this process, the fatal charm and acting of Lee Ra-el should be natural. However, Seo Ye-ji’s acting was stiff. Her unique low voice attracted attention, but her awkward eyes, which is far from being fatal, halved the character’s charm.
In the 6th episode, which aired on Jun 16th, Lee Ra-el was seen doing the tango to Kang Yoon-gyeom’s piano performance. This is a scene in which Lee Ra-el dances and approaches Kang Yoon-gyeom to reveal their close relationship. Even here, Seo Ye-ji’s portrayal was a bit awkward. It is also due to the director’s filming method, but Seo’s drowsy dance only makes the audience laugh. Many viewers also responded that it was awkward and funny.
“Eve” is already halfway done. However, the ratings up to the 7th episode were still struggling in the 3% range. However, the 8th episode aired on Jun 23rd recorded 4.1%. From that episode, “Eve” announced the start of the second act of Lee Ra-el’s revenge plan. In other words, the “fatal” acting of Seo Ye-ji has become even more important in the future.
It was Seo Ye-ji, who need to carefully choose her next work after the controversy, that has chosen this revenge affair work as her return work. It remains to be seen whether she will be able to successfully complete her return by melting herself into Lee Ra-el to the end of the series.