It’s hard when you’ve tasted fame and fortune – and the idolatry that come with it – to see it disappear before your very eyes. Nam Na Bi (Yeom Jung Ah) knows very well the life of being a very popular actress with swooning fans and fan cafés at every turn. Lee Jae Woo (Park Yong Woo), chief marketing officer for a major department store that uses Na Bi for endorsements, has had to deal with the arrogant, haughty actress for many years, making his job and his life complicated. But now in her mid-30s, Na Bi finds that she is starting to develop more anti-fans and her popularity seems to be slipping away just as easily as it had come. Yoon Seol Ah (Yoon Se Ah), Jae Woo’s ex-wife and president of a major shoe company, is happy to see Na Bi brought down a few notches. But Na Bi’s new husband, Kim Jung Wook (Kim Sung Su), a real estate developer, has to live with her overdramatic emotions. With her career waning, Na Bi has to move into the her in-law’s home, where celebrity grandstanding doesn’t carry much weight. Can Na Bi survive a life of obscure domesticity or is a star always a star?
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