Lee Soo-kyung’s new drama My Country Calls
The drama to follow KBS’s Birth of the Rich is romantic-comedy series My Country Calls [국가가 부른다], which has cast Lee Soo-kyung as its lead actress. She will play a bold and unpredictable character, in stark contrast with her most recent role in weekend drama Loving You a Thousand Times.
Lee plays a lowly policewoman who treats her job purely as a source of income and lacks a sense of duty. She meets an elite intelligence agent, played by Kim Sang-kyung (Great King Sejong and Lawyers) and starts to investigate him. They clash at every turn, but naturally end up falling for each other. According to Lee, her character will be “like a 21st-century Shim Chung and Candy.” (Shim Chung is the filial daughter of folklore who sacrificed herself to save her father, while Candy is the manhwa heroine who has inspired so many drama cliches of the poor but plucky girl who works hard and eventually meets her Prince Charming.)
Despite that description (I’m tired of the Candy heroine, frankly), I’ll look forward to this project, as it has been building a bit of buzz as the winner in KBS’s 2009 open scriptwriting contest. The drama’s writers are Choi Yi-rang (Tamra the Island) and Lee Jin-mae (I Am Sam), and directing is PD Kim Jung-kyu (Immortal Lee Soon-shin, I Am Sam). Also cast is Lee Soo-kyung’s Loving You a Thousand Times co-star Ryu Jin.
Via My Daily