Kim Da-mi has been receiving a spike of interest lately thanks to her leading role in "Itaewon Class" opposite Park Seo-joon. The screenwriter for "Itaewon Class", Kwang Jin, who is also the writer for the webtoon that "Itaewon Class" is based on, has been effusive in his praise for the young actress, whose only major credit to date has been in the movie "The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion".
According to Kwang Jin, his participation in "Itaewon Class" was motivated in part by his belief that there were deficiencies in his original webtoon which only he could improve. Kim Da-mi, as well as other cast members, have been critical for this. One major factor where Kim Da-mi has been critical has been in terms of her character's defensiveness. Though a weaker character in the original webtoon, Kim Da-mi has elevated the role with her distinctive performance.
"Itaewon Class" is currently airing on jTBC on Friday and Saturday nights. Following the end of "Crash Landing on You" it has become the most popular prime-time television drama in the South Korean market.
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"Itaewon Class" is directed by Kang Min-goo, Kim Seong-yoon, written by Kwang Jin, and features Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-myung, Kwon Nara, Kim Dong-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/01/31~Now airing, Fri, Sat 22:50 on jTBC.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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