Veteran actress Jeon signs on for ‘Good Wife’
The upcoming project, a remake of the famous American drama of the same name, revolves around the life of Kim Hye-kyung, played by Jeon, who returns to being a lawyer after 15 years when her husband is suddenly arrested.
Yoo will play the role of Jeon’s fictional husband, a prosecutor who gets arrested over allegations of corruption and involvement in a sex scandal.
Other celebrities, including actors Yoon Kye-sang and Lee Won-keun, actress Kim Seo-hyung and singer-turned-actress Nana from girl group After School, will also star in the upcoming series.
“Choosing who to cast for the drama was not difficult, and I was very lucky because the six characters that we wished to cast all agreed to star in the drama,” director Lee Jung-hyo said.
The director explained that the Korean version of the drama has been adjusted to fit the mood and sentiment of Korean viewers. Lee further explained that the ending of the Korean version may not be the same as that of the original.
The upcoming series will be the first in which Jeon has starred in 11 years.
“I decided to take part in the drama because I was mesmerized by the storyline,” Jeon said. “When choosing a new project, I usually focus on the emotions of a character rather than the scenario. However, ‘The Good Wife’ is the first project for which I considered the scenario before the character’s emotions.”
The drama has been receiving attention from the public well before its release because of its star-studded cast.
Jeon was the first Korean actress to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
BY JIN MIN-JI