Yeon Jung-hoon gets villainous for Mask
I like Yeon Jung-hoon (Vampire Prosecutor, I Summon You Gold) too much to want him to play second lead characters, but here’s a case where I’ll let that go because I am intrigued about the idea of him playing a hardcore villain — a great antagonist can be just as memorable as a good hero, and I can totally see him taking that next step in his career.
This role is for the SBS melodrama Mask, the miniseries that previously announced that it was courting Su Ae and Joo Ji-hoon to headline, both of whom have now confirmed signing on. Written by Choi Ho-chul of 2013’s addictively angsty Secret, Mask centers around a woman who hides her true identity and marries into a chaebol family.
The relationships sound complicated and mysterious, with characters all at cross-purposes: one man loves the woman unconditionally, one person tries to unmask her true identity, another tries to hide it, and one already knows it. Oh, and they all live under one roof. Awk-ward! What ensues is a tangled web of secrets, rivalries, scheming, revenge, and mystery.
Yeon Jung-hoon plays an absolute villain with a sharp brain and gentle appearance, which falls in line with the whole theme of people wearing masks and hiding their true selves under facades. Perhaps that means everyone will be cast counter to their existing images? That would actually be really fun. I’m going to guess he’s one of the people trying to undermine the heroine and reveal her identity; we don’t know why it’s being hidden or why it’s a big deal, but where there’s a chaebol, there’s a twisted power struggle marked by backstabbing and lies.
Mask will be a Wednesday-Thursday drama that follows Girl Who Sees Smells, and premieres in May.
Via Joy News
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