Yoon Seung-ah joins KBS’s Brain
Yoon Seung-ah has graduated to leading lady status with her next role, as she’s just been cast in KBS’s medical drama Brain, which earlier cast Lee Sang-yoon (The Duo) as its ambitious lead.
True to its title, the drama’s all about brains and the people who treat them. (Alas, not the zombies who eat them.) The cast of neurosurgeons includes Lee Sang-yoon, his sunbae Jung Jin-young (Dong Yi), his rival Lee Hyun-jin (You’ve Fallen For Me), and now love interest Yoon Seung-ah.
Yoon’s character, Yoon Ji-hye, is described as a dedicated and committed professional who’s hard-core about her studies and her work. Usually that means the character’s got some flaws on the personality front (see: harsh Dr. Poopypants in Scent of a Woman, before he learns how to express his inner emotions without lashing out), but Ji-hye is warm and fair with her patients.
Yoon is still relatively new to the industry (at almost-28, she got a bit of a late start) and has had just a couple of supporting drama roles under her belt — she was Ha-ni’s best friend in Playful Kiss and most recently in the family sitcom All My Love — but I like her screen presence and hope this drama suits her.
She said, “Following All My Love, I’m happy to be cast in my first drama leading role. This will give me the opportunity to show a more serious image than in a sitcom. I’ll be heading into shoots soon so I’m busily preparing now, and I’ll work hard to repay all the love I’ve been given.”
Brain follows Poseidon, airing on Mondays and Tuesdays starting in November. (Not gonna lie, every time I hear that title, I can’t help but sigh and wish that this drama were about zombies instead.)
Via NTN Seoul