IRIS is adding more foreign spies to its roster: this week’s episodes will see the introduction of Yoo Min (aka Fueki Yuko) as a Japanese spy named “Sato Eriko.” The role has Yoo Min playing the agent interrogating Hyun-joon (Lee Byung-heon) after he is arrested in Japan. Recognizing his formidable talents, she entrusts him with a secret mission.
Of her role, Yoo Min said, “I’m extremely happy and thrilled to be greeting Korean viewers again after a long while in such a blockbuster drama with such outstanding actors.”
Yoo Min is a Japanese actress who debuted in Japan (in the 2001 film Hotaru) but enjoys greater popularity in South Korea; she is fluent in Korean and has endeared herself to viewers with her lovable, innocent image. (I recall watching her participate in the old X Man variety show and found her very charming, and her occasional Korean flubs were embraced by viewers as adorable.) She’s been active in both Japan and Korea; her Japanese credits include dramas Attention Please and Hotelier. On the Korean side, she has acted in dramas All In (notably starring Lee Byung-heon), My Family, Stained Glass, and Bad Housewife, although she sheds her former image to transform into a cold agent for IRIS.
She makes her first appearance in Episode 7, which airs this Wednesday.
Via TV Report