Su Ae considers return to dramaland in SBS’s Mask
Turning down that movie with Rain might not be such bad news after all, because now Su Ae (Yawang) is looking at the small screen for next project. She’s being courted to headline SBS’s late-spring Wednesday-Thursday series Mask, the newest drama from the writer of Secret. A hit melo writer with a melodrama heavyweight like Su Ae is a match made in heaven, though selfishly I’d like it if Su Ae broke up the string of tears for some laughs and/or badassery more than once a decade.
Mask comes from the writer of Secret and the PD of Heirs (one of two writers and one of two PDs on both shows), not to be confused with the new drama from the writer of Heirs and the PD of Secret. Now I’m imagining writer-director partner-swapping backstage drama; quick, someone write a TV show about it.
There isn’t a whole lot to the story description so far: Mask is about people who live wearing masks to hide their true faces. Su Ae has been offered the leading role of a woman who lives a tough and unyielding life, and by chance enters the chaebol world. The how seems pretty crucial if you ask me, since there’s a big difference between, say, getting a job as the help or finding out that you’re an heiress one day. All we know for now is that the drama will be about the changes in her life once she enters the world of the filthy rich.
She played a character who clawed her way up from nothing in her last drama Yawang, though the hunger for power was what drove her there. I’m sure there’s more to the role than an overnight Cinderella story, and if it’s anything like Secret, it’ll be a twisty turny drama filled with romantic turmoil. Now all we need is the perfect leading man to match her.
Mask is scheduled to follow Sensory Couple (which follows Hyde, Jekyll, Me) on Wednesdays and Thursdays in May.
Via TV Daily
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