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Son Ye-jin to return with new drama "Thirty, Nine"

Actress Son Ye-jin is set to star in the new JTBC drama tentatively titled, "Thirty, Nine," according to her management company MS Team Entertainment Wednesday.

"Thirty, Nine" is a 12-part TV series that revolves around three single women nearing 40. In the drama, Son will play the role of Cha Mi-jo, the chief dermatologist at a clinic in the posh Gangnam district of southern Seoul, who was born with a silver spoon in her mouth.

Actress Jeon Mi-do, best known for her performance in the popular tvN drama, "Hospital Playlist," will play Jeong Chan-young, one of the three protagonists. More cast members will be announced later.

"Thirty, Nine" will be directed by Kim Sang-ho, who recently took the helm of the JTBC soap opera, "Run On," starring A-list actors Im Si-wan and Shin Se-kyung. The writer of this series is Yoo Young-ah, who was behind the success of the films, "Miracle in Cell No. 7" (2012) and "Kim Ji Young, Born in 1982" (2019).

The filming of "Thirty, Nine" is scheduled to begin in August. It is Son's first drama since her appearance on the smash-hit series, "Crash Landing on You," (2019-20) a romantic comedy following South Korean conglomerate heiress Yoon Se-ri (Son) and high-ranking North Korean officer Ri Jong-hyok (Hyun Bin). In the drama, the two meet by accident in the reclusive state after a paraglider carrying Yoon makes an emergency landing there. "Crash Landing on You" created a splash at home and beyond ― it scored high viewership ratings in Korea and took the No. 1 spot on Netflix Japan's top 10 list.

Son, whose real name is Son Eon-jin, made her showbiz debut via a TV commercial in 1999 and rose to fame after appearing in a range of movies and dramas, such as "The Classic" (2003), "Summer Scent" (2003), "Personal Taste" (2010) and "Something in the Rain" (2018). In January, the actress confirmed that she was dating fellow actor Hyun Bin.





source: The Korea Times
Tags: actor/actress, drama
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