Shin Hye-sun eyes tvN mystery-thriller Forest of Secrets
Good to see that Shin Hye-sun is keeping up with her busy drama schedule, and is looking to follow up her current (but soon-to-end) gig on Legend of the Blue Sea with a role in tvN’s upcoming Forest of Secrets, the mystery-thriller starring Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift–14 Days) and Bae Doo-na (Tunnel). The drama centers around a prosecutor who’s lost his emotions who sets out to catch a criminal and get to the bottom of secrets within the prosecutor’s office.
Shin Hye-sun is positively considering the drama, according to her representatives, who confirmed that she received the offer to play a trainee prosecutor from a prestigious background. The character has a strong sense of pride that can get in her own way, given that she’s still a trainee with much to learn but finds it difficult to acknowledge that and impatiently wants to prove herself based on her skills. It sounds like just the kind of character she would be great at, because there are aspects of that personality that are admirable, even as I can see them becoming problematic and frustrating for her.
Shin Hye-sun is still at the supporting actress level of her career, but I’ve taken notice of her because she always seems to be able to make a stock or background character stand out just a little extra bit. (See: Oh My Ghostess and She Was Pretty, as well as her breakout role in a supporting loveline in weekend drama Five Kids.) Even when she’s playing an annoying character, I always end up finding her cute and entertaining, which is a skill not to be taken for granted in dramaland, home of so many aggravating second leads.
Forest of Secrets will be directed by Mrs. Cop and Rooftop Prince director Ahn Gil-ho, and is set to take the Monday-Tuesday tvN slot in May, following The Liar and His Lover, which follows Introverted Boss.
Via IS Plus