Actor Ko Hyun-jung to star in new Netflix original series 'Mask Girl'
Actor Ko Hyun-jung will star in the upcoming Netflix original series “Mask Girl” as a broadcast jockey (BJ) who is insecure about her looks.
Adapted from the Naver webtoon of the same title, Netflix Korea announced Thursday that it will produce the series and has cast Ko, Ahn Jae-hong and Yeom Hye-ran in the lead roles.
Ko will feature as an ordinary office worker named Kim Mo-mi who is active as a BJ at night, but covers her face with a mask. As she becomes active on the media, she gets caught up in an unexpected incident. The original webtoon was praised for its critical approach to lookism prevalent in contemporary society.
Kim Mo-mi’s original dream was to become a celebrity but she gave up due to insecurities. Ahn takes on the role of Ju Oh-nam, one of Mo-mi's co-workers who has a secret crush on her, and Yeom will portray Kim Kyung-ja, Oh-nam’s mother who is divorced and is obsessed with her son.
Director Kim Yong-hoon, who received the special jury award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam for his debut feature film “Beasts Clawing at Straws” (2020), will take helm and production company Bon Factory behind tvN’s “True Beauty” (2020-21) and “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” (2018) will produce the series.
BY LEE JAE-LIM [firstname.lastname@example.org]