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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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Although I wanted to see her act again, I would be happy if its a romcom genre to be different. But If ever she'll decide to play this role, l'm in :)

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Secret was weird. This woman looks even weirder. Maybe that's why uhm tae woong decided to marry the ballerina

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Excuse me? I don't get what you mean. (about UTW and his wife.)

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Su Ae is known as DIVA sick attitudes among insider in Korean Entertainment.

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I heard she has a bad attitude and despite her acting skills, I'm not surprised she's not really that popular.

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Sorry but I still don't get what her diva behavior has to do with UTW.
Is it like, "it's better for him to marry a nice person instead of her" ?

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I think there's a DIVA in all of us.

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Well, at least she has something to be a diva about unlike others.

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Seriously! The amount of times I have heard that someone not even fit to hold a script in their hands is "bright" and "works hard".......what is the use of it when your work is that poor. Su Ae the talented diva is preferable to this.

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Tell me about it. Soo-ae slays the acting and she's getting offers left and right from drama producers and Chungmuro.

Implying that UTW turned down Soo-ae for a ballerina is very degrading to all parties involved. WTH.

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yeah I'm another one who has never understood why absolutely godawful actresses keep getting lead role offers for being "nice" and "hard working" (and of course, "pretty"). I'd still rather have diva Su Ae on my screen than the likes of Suzy!

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@k.i.s.s.i.n.g
Preach! ;-)

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Agree. Diva or not, I still think she's an amazing actress and deserves the accolades she gets.

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Excuse me. She's not a diva, she's a psycho.

-When her drama "Thousand Days" did not win a daesang she didn't even attend the awards night.
-During "Yawang", she disrespectfully talked down on Kim Sung-ryung (who's her seonbae; Yunho's elder sister in the drama) & a director friend of hers (the latter was just advising her when she snapped that it's his/her fault the drama's ratings are low)
-During the time of her scandal (I dunno when but this is long ago), K-nets christened her as the Nation's Psycho

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Why drag UTW here (and in such a context) when the topic has nothing to do with him in the first place? I agree with "Fab&Healer sittinginatree" it's degrading.
She might have diva behavior and she might not be a person to easily cope with but still implying or saying that she was rejected because of this is mean and unnecessary.

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why so serious

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Why so immature?

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... what the?

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uh, you know, soo ae has never had romantic feelings for UTW, it was UTW who was crushing on her

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Don't know, she looked weird and jealous when they were talking about his marriage in 1n2d. He said he heard she cried during his wedding (which she didn't attend for schedule conflicts), she didn't deny, and just smiled sadly and changed the topic. She even made a rather dangerous statement that would irk his wife (which he said he didn't remember doing that twice.)

But yeah, I belive he did have a crush on her; talking about how beautiful she was.
But I think they are better off as friends, because their characters just don't match. If they were together, with her rumored psycho/diva behavior, he'd suffer a lot.

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Yay, more melodramas...
I can't wait...

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LOL This is exactly how I feel! I know some people prefer melodramas since they're usually more realistic, but I really can't stand a drama with no laughs.

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Pinocchio is a funny melodrama.

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Su ae! Yes please
though i would wanted a romcom for her, but its su ae. I will chew out any drama she is on....

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Auuuuw Happy for SA fans out there :)
Even maybe would be nice to see him in comedy role :)
time to dream about who is gonna be the leading man ? Who who anyone ?

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yes i am so happy .

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The perfect leading man to match Su Ae? How about Jo Seung Woo? They were good in The Sword with No Name.

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They were perfect together in that movie. Probably the only reason why I was able to finish the movie.

I would love to see Jo Seung Woo back into dramaland.

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OMG! I thought of Jo Seung Woo too! He would be a perfect match!
I really don't want an idol-turned-actor to play alongside her! I will not stand that

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yes ...

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Can we just skip Hyde, Jekyll, and Me as well as "Sensory Couple" so we can watch this instead?

Glad that she's back in a drama project. Hopefully this one is better than Yawang.

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can't wait, i'm excited for Su Ae's comeback. She is such an awesome actress.

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yes she is .

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YAY soo ae is amazing

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I really like Soo Ae. The synopsis sounds interesting.

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I wish she did a drama like 9 Ends 2 Outs again, i really loved her in that role.

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I second that. I think that was my favorite role for her! And she was perfect with Lee Jung Jin too!

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Me too. My favorite role and drama of hers by far...

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I second this motion. She did absolutely great in that drama and it was such a long time ago, I wish she would something as lighthearted again

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it's one of my favorite dramas also. Gaaaaa. I still re-watch it from time to time. ;)

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i am wish too ...

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Writer of Secret and the PD of Heirs? Sound like one horrible combo. I could never understand Secret's popularity, the plot was basic as hell, they just got lucky with the cast.

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I would love to watch Soo Ae in something other than Makjang . I tried watching Yawang and was laughing so hard at the forced melodramatics after the first ten minutes I had to give up.

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Soo Ae and Joo Jin Mo... Holy moly, that would be hella perfect...

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Ooh, that's a good one! Or Ji Jin Hee. You can never have too much Ji Jin Hee :) and ... not at all sure I can stomach Blood.

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Ju Ji Mo! YES!!!! Good one.

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Wow! You're good at finding matches! Indeed, it will be perfect!

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hmm this writer doesn't impress me but for Su Ae(!!) I'll give it a shot. Maybe it can be melo and badass? What if she's like an investigator who goes undercover into chaebol world to snuff out some group's evil deeds, but due to FAAAATED entanglements with a...chaebol son's too played...a fixer! (like Ray Donovan?) who of course is the only obstacle between her and THE TRUTH and then angst can ensue. Yup that's my plot, make it happen show. You're welcome.

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Hopefully her role will be different than the Joo Da-hae role she played in Queen of Ambition. ....... That was one character you just loved to hate.

She played it well though.

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yes because her is the best actress .

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so this is the drama SBS is putting up against the Hong sisters' next, eh?

I hope this is good, Su Ae is a master of her craft and has delivered the ratings before. This show is going to be hers to carry, and melo or not I look forward to it.

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I'm not familiar with her (I know, I know) but I'm curious about this and am hoping they release more info soon.

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Finally Soo Ae, i just want to see her back on screen.....pretty and talented, her eyes are what i call "purifying" lol....i always feel at peace looking at it.....lol

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meh...soo ae is not that pretty. she's a good actress but not the best. she doesn't have that much star power and her fanbase is not that big..... i can see why some people find her under-rated.

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It's a bit sad that we have to speak of looks ahead of talent in the case of one of (imho) the best actresses of her generation.

And it's not as if her projects are unsuccessful, her last two dramas both clocked ratings in the range of 20% (Yawang was the highest rated drama of 2013 before YFAS). Same with The Flu, it did pretty well. Her lack of a so-called fanbase doesn't stop her from getting people to watch the things she's in.

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@pogo

Despite high ratings in korea, yawang is not a big hit at all. Soo ae can act that's for sure but it's too bad she's not a big star and overall she's not that popular.

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@pigsnout

lol, you should stop being rude and steppin on people's comments as if they need your approval. i also seems to me pogo made a big deal and got mad just cuz someone doesn't find the actress appealing to the eye.

Apparently, you don't realize that queen of ambition is not a big hit (internationally).....ratings above 20% in korea does NOT mean it's "one of the most well liked dramas of all time in korea"....queen of ambition got a lot of critcism for the messed up storyline and got accused of plagiarism too.

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By the way pogo, just calm down, why the heck are you getting pissed off? Beauty is subjective. Just because people say "she's not pretty" does not mean they're putting looks before talent. Yeah, she gets people to watch the things she's in but still, she's not able to gather a "huge audience" like other actors and actresses who are more popular than her.

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I generally hate it when people tell others to "calm down".

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So a drama with 25 percent ratings in Korea is not a big hit in Korea? What kind of logic......

You can stop being rude to @pogo, she seems much calmer than you who wants to have the last word and deny truths that are very easily verified like drama ratings and film admission figures.

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lol, you should stop being rude and steppin on people’s comments as if they need your approval. i also seems to me pogo made a big deal and got mad just cuz someone doesn’t find the actress appealing to the eye.

Apparently, you don’t realize that queen of ambition is not a big hit (internationally)…..ratings above 20% in korea does NOT mean it’s “one of the most well liked dramas of all time in korea”….queen of ambition got a lot of critcism for the messed up storyline and got accused of plagiarism too.

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tsk tsk aw man, female fans nowadays SO sensitive..already got mad by the phrase "calm down"....gosh imagine how furious you'd be if someone said "shut up".....oh, wow, i'm so devastated by your little remark. blah blah
im talkin' to you hurrah, pogo, pigsnout -_-

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+1, +1, and +1
i see ur point guys... i agree w/ genie, barbara, stevie

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genie, barbara, stevie, charlotte: Are you all like the same person? LOL.

Chill, pogo doesn't sound pissed to me.

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I agree with @pogo
Even if Yawang and The Flu got negative responses/criticisms, they both did well financially (and that's probably what matters to the company). And it's not Soo Ae's fault that the story of Yawang went downhill. The blame goes to the writer. Soo Ae did her part well in Yawang. It's the writer who screws up. Don't get why people blame it on Soo Ae's for the plot. She's acting based on the scripts given to her.

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yes soo ae did the best work with any role ...but about yawang drama get high level of watch ... but i am dont understand why soo ae doesnt received any awards of yawang ?!!! ... hopeless sbs

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i don't even know what warrant this comment. the poster did not even say she was the prettiest or the best actress, they just said they thinks she's pretty and talented and you're replying to them that she's not that pretty and not the best actress...? honestly makes no sense. the poster did not make digs on any actress, you make it sound like they did tho

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because soo ae is Queen beautiful in world and them dont because soo ae is popular ... soo ae is queen dont need talk about her .... ( be happy ).

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She's like one of the best criers out there. She makes crying look so easy!

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i love soo ae always ....

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In a way, I'm relieved to discover that Soo Ae might be a diva. Comedies, dramas, and variety shows all make fun of diva actresses. I have been baffled for years over who they were making fun of, as I keep reading about what nice, hard-working people all my favorite actresses were. The tension was getting to me.

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soo ae is the best believe me ...

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Okay, now let's give her a really good actor to play opposite her. I haven't been happy lately with the pairings. (sigh)

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so many soo ae haters, surprised

i hope she confirms this project, in a way, i feel she would be a perfect fit for this role and she would make this character work

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I'm surprised too..

Agree, she will be perfect for this role. Now let's hope she'll accept the offer and that the actor who will play alongside her, will be perfect too!

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Thank God she said no to the movie with Rain. Will be awesome to see her in a new drama.

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HAHA! You're so right!

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Why do producers even offer projects to the National Psycho Bitch?!!

If she becomes the lead of this drama, then what, she'll talk down to her seonbaes and disrespect even the director (like she did in "Yawang")???

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Were you at the set, when she " talk down to her seonbaes and disrespect even the director" in Yawang?
How do you know that?
Calling her "National Psycho Bitch" just for some assumption is very low.

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It would be good if male lead is Ji Chang Wook. He and Su ae can have good chemistry

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i love queen beautiful smile of world ... soo ae is the best actress always with any role .... i am hope see her in comdian movies or dramas soon ... fighting .

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angel soo ae is the amazing actress... soo ae i am so happy see you soon ... soo ae is enter in her role i am believe her .... cheer up & fighting ...

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I love Soo Ae's acting. But of course, who she is on real life - well, that's something I will never know, since we live on opposite sides of the planet.

I do, however, respect her dedication to her craft and am always blown away by how good she acts.

If she has attitude problems, all I can say is this: Soo Ae, my dear, please, for your own sake, get a grip on yourself. I still love you, though! Just be real nice and kind, ok? Bad attitude won't get you far in your career, no matter how talented you are. Alright, dear? Thank you! I love you!

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Soo Ae is terrible in Mask. Why does she have a good reputation? She was bad in Flu too....

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