Kim Ye-won nabs lead role in ‘Jealousy’
Kim will play Jang Ju-hee, a young woman who works as a weather forecaster. Despite her age, Jang has ambitions of advancing higher in her career than simply telling the weather.
The role is a departure from the 28-year-old actress’s recent characters in dramas like “Only Love” (2014) and “I Need Romance 2” (2012).
Kim will be working alongside actress Kong Hyo-jin and actor Jo Jung-suk in the upcoming romantic comedy, which revolves around the fierce competition among news reporters, anchors and weathercasters at a broadcasting station.
The series is scheduled to air next month.
In addition to the drama, Kim has been busily working on both film projects and a musical.
She is featured in the musical “Jack the Ripper” and is also expected to release a new movie tentatively titled “Take Off 2” in August. In the film, she plays a minor role as a former figure skater.
Kim gained particular attention from the public when she appeared in MBC’s musical survival show “King of Mask Singer” early last year.
By Jin Min-ji