Singer-actress Park Ji-yoon joins Lie To Me
Another actress joins the cast of SBS’s anticipated fake-marriage-scandal drama Lie To Me, starring Yoon Eun-hye and Kang Ji-hwan: It’s former teen pop singer turned songwriter, actress, and photographer Park Ji-yoon.
She stays close to her roots for this character, playing a character named Park Ji-yoon; she’s a manager at the H Hotel of which Kang Ji-hwan is executive director, and has his full trust. (He also happens to be her old high school classmate.) Her character is the passionate careerwoman (read: workaholic) type who, when presented with the choice between love and career, wouldn’t hesitate to choose her job.
Park is one of those celebs who enjoyed the spotlight earlier in her career as a solo pop singer (the now-29-year-old debuted with her first album at 15, in 1997). She put out six full albums, then stepped back from her idol path as she transitioned into songwriting, and also took a few acting roles (2005’s Bichunmu, 2010’s Seoul), though she’s kept a mostly low profile. (She did return with her 7th album after six years’ hiatus, which completely escaped my notice; must go track it down now!)
She’s also one of those singers I have an inexplicable fondness for, along with the likes of other late-’90s, early-2000s artists like As One and G.O.D. Listening to her songs takes me back, yo. It’s like I’m back in those fraught days of late adolescence again. (*shudder* Thank goodness we’re way past that.)
Lie To Me premieres, as you know, in the packed-to-the-gills-with-trendy-dramas month of May.
SONG OF THE DAY
Park Ji-yoon – “차마.” This song makes me feel simultaneously very young and very old, sigh. [ Download ]
Via TV Report