Kim Seo-hyung in final negotiations to join The Good Wife
Casting continues to impress on tvN’s The Good Wife remake, which is now in final negotiations to cast Kim Seo-hyung, making for a robust lineup — not that I’d expect any less of the project that finally lured Jeon Do-yeon back to the small screen.
Jeon (Shameless, Secret Sunshine) was the first to confirm as the lead character of a woman who returns to the workforce following her husband’s fall from grace when he’s caught up in a political scandal. Yoo Ji-tae (Healer) plays the disgraced husband who goes to prison, with Yoon Kye-sang (Full Sun) in the mix to play the heroine’s law firm colleague and love interest.
You may know Kim Seo-hyung for playing fierce, competent, often badass secondary roles; at least, that’s how I always think of her. Her drama credits include political drama Assembly, sageuk Empress Ki, satirical History of a Salaryman, and quintessential makjang Wife’s Temptation. The character she’s up to play is friends with Yoon Kye-sang’s character and his co-CEO at the law firm, which is where our heroine will end up when she decides to return to practice after 13 years away from her career.
The description sounds more along the lines of the Christine Baranski character, who initially harbors doubt over the heroine’s return to law and later comes around to provide support and advice. Although, if we’re talking strong female solidarity I’m wondering if we’ll be getting an Archie Panjabi character too, since their solid friendship became a highlight of the show (well, at least before the rift broke them apart). Maybe they can give Kim Seo-hyung elements of both characters?
The Good Wife will air in June.
Via Star News
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