Appearing in KBS drama "Again, My Love
Actress Park Ye-jin
, who has been popular for her candidness on a reality entertainment program, is now playing a totally opposite role in a drama series.
In KBS 2TV's Wed-Thurs series "Again, My Love
" (script Jo Hee
, producer Kim Jong-chang
), which first aired on Wednesday, Park plays the intellectual and beautiful news anchor Choi Yun-hui. The ambitious Hillary Clinton wannabe is miles apart from her persona in the hit SBS entertainment show "Family Outing".
In the drama's recent presentation event, she clearly drew a distinction between the two: "In 'Family', I show off my jolly side as I mingle with the other cast, but the drama character is completely different. I will work hard to digest the role".
Park is truly enjoying her popularity from her role in "Family" these days, but she actually debuted a decade ago in the 1998 horror flick "Memento Mori
Park said, "I'm just returning to my original gig, acting, so there's no difficulty juggling both. I have a wide range of emotions in reality so I can handle it".
Park also remarked that "Again, My Love
" was her "Christmas gift", saying, "I first heard about the drama around last Christmas and accepted the role the very next day. I thought of it as a Christmas present and had no doubt or worries about the drama. Doing 'Family', my desire for acting grew and I wanted to do a heavy and serious role if I had the chance. 'Again, My Love
' was just perfect".
The drama about the love affair of middle aged couples and starring the highly regarded veteran actors Park Sang-won
, Choi Myung-gil
and Jeon In-hwa
has already topped ratings in the Wed-Thurs time slot.
Park said, "I had complete trust in the senior cast members. I typically have jitters on the first day of a shoot, which this time happened to be a confrontation scene with Choi. My mind went blank".
Older actors take center stage of the storyline, unlike most of the youth-oriented dramas these days. Park says this is exactly "Again, My Love
Park said, "Current dramas are focused on one or two characters but 'Again, My Love
' covers both the young and old love to appeal to a wide spectrum of viewers".