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Cable channel dramas to star top actresses

  • Published : Aug 26, 2015 - 18:24
  • Updated : Aug 26, 2015 - 18:24

(YG Entertainment, KeyEast, OSEN)
Top Korean actresses are returning to the small screen via cable channel tvN with their eyes set on strengthening their filmography.

“Winter Sonata” actress Choi Ji-woo is leading the pack with her role in the upcoming Friday-Saturday show, “Second 20s,” which is to start on Aug. 28.

Actress Jung Ryeo-won follows with “Bubble Gum,” which is set to launch on Oct. 26.

High-flying rookie Kim Go-eun is trailing behind with her role in “Cheese in the Trap,” set to air in December.

The actresses in question are said to have enough talent to impact their age groups; Choi for those in their 40s, Jung for 30s and Kim for 20s.

In “Second 20s,” Choi plays middle-aged Ha No-ra, a character who enrolls in a university as a freshman alongside her son, where time virtually rewinds for her as she tackles the college drama head on. Choi’s last small screen work was with SBS’ “Seduction“ last year.

“Bubble Gum” centers upon an adult fairy tale, featuring Jung as a radio producer. Jung will reunite with actor Lee Dong-wook, with whom she had worked in the 2003 SBS sitcom “Do the Right Thing.” Jung’s latest drama was MBC’s “Medical Top Team.”

Kim vied against girl group Miss A’s Suzy to win the female lead part in “Cheese in the Trap,” adapted from a Web-based cartoon. The tvN drama will be Kim’s first small screen work.

Kim debuted with the critically acclaimed Korean film “Eun-Gyo” in 2012, and since then has solidified her standing by starring in a host of movies including this year’s award-winning “Coin Locker Girl.”

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)

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