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Lee Young-ae joins script-reading for ‘Saimdang’

  • Published : Sept 2, 2015 - 15:12
  • Updated : Sept 2, 2015 - 15:12

Script-reading session photos for the upcoming TV drama “Saimdang” were released Wednesday.

Actress Lee Young-ae, emerging from her long hiatus, participated in the first script-reading session along with 30 or so fellow actors.

“This is my second SBS work since 2000’s ‘Fireworks.’ I will do my best and enjoy,” Lee said.

The celebrated 44-year-old is to play the dual role of a modern day art instructor and painter-poet Shin Saimdang, based on the real figure of the Joseon era.

Twenty-year-old actress Park Hye-soo will play the part of a younger Saimdang.

Multiple award-winner for supporting roles, the reliable actress Kim Hae-sook will play Saimdang’s irritable mother-in-law.

“(Lee) doesn’t seem as if she took any time off from acting,” Kim said, “There are so many people here today that I’m glad to be with.”

Kim said she would take on tough tasks as a senior and see to it that things go smoothly throughout the filming.

In this drama, actor Yoon Da-hoon (Nam Kwang-woo) will play the husband to Saimdang, while the male lead will be actor Song Seung-heon, who harbors unrequited love for Saimdang and empathizes with her in the medium of art.

The TV show is set to be aired this year, with the exact date yet to be determined.

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

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