Seo Ye-ji courted to play girl who needs saving in OCN’s Rescue Me
Seo Ye-ji (Hwarang) has been offered a role as a lead in OCN’s upcoming psychological thriller Rescue Me, as the damsel in distress at the center of the story. Her character is described as a graceful, quiet young woman with porcelain skin named Im Sang-mi, whose soulful eyes reflect both deep pain and an inner strength. When the character was a high school student, her father’s business went bankrupt when his business partner betrayed him, and their family began crumbling under debt, so they moved from Seoul to the countryside. And somehow, she ends up at the center of a mystery surrounding an eerie pseudo-religious cult that she’s desperate to escape.
Rescue Me is about the life-altering moment when a girl in an alleyway whispers quietly for someone to save her, and a couple of unemployed youths heed her call and come to her rescue, leading them down a mysterious rabbit hole of unexpected events. It’s based on a serial webtoon that ran from 2011 to 2013 titled Out of the World, and will take pseudoscience and cult psychology to the next level by taking the realistic situations that are depicted in the webtoon and combining them with completely new characters for the drama.
I don’t know much about Seo Ye-ji to be honest, but she does fit the character description aptly. She’s also young enough to play a high school student (Moorim School), but she’s played older roles before too (Last, Superdaddy Yeol), so I wonder how the demographics of the rest of the cast will be. Her last role as an icy princess in Hwarang was pretty much the opposite of this character, but it might be nice to see some warmth from her as a helpless girl trapped in a frightening situation.
Casting is underway, but there’s still a long time until we’ll get to see this drama onscreen. OCN has it slated to broadcast in the latter half of the year, after both Tunnel and Duel.
Via IS Plus
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