Search for Falsify’s female lead narrows in on Kim Ok-bin
Let’s hope this casting sticks! Kim Ok-bin (The Villainess, Yoo-na’s Street) is the latest name in the running to become the female lead of SBS’s upcoming thriller Falsify. For a brief while, there was mention of Kang Han-na (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) being considered, but SBS has stated that she didn’t make the cut. Earlier, Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing) had been the likely candidate, but she ultimately didn’t take the role (which caused a mini-controversy due to some misunderstandings about how late she made her decision).
Falsify is about a group of reporters who break stories on society’s injustices and portray the everyday harsh realities resulting from corruption’s influence. If Kim Ok-bin decides to join the cast, she’ll be in great company because Jeon Hye-bin (Woman With a Suitcase) and Namgoong Min (Chief Kim) have already confirmed, as well as veteran actors like Yoo Joon-sang (Pied Piper) and Moon Sung-geun (The Tooth and the Nail). They’re all on Team Reporter, but Kim has been offered the part of Kwon So-ra, who’s a part of the justice system. She is a character who graduated top of her class in law school, becoming the youngest female to ever join the prosecutor’s office.
Perhaps because of her previous drama roles as a no-nonsense, tough-as-nails scam artist in both Yoo-na’s Street and Hello God, I can totally imagine Kim Ok-bin pulling off an arrogant and coolly logical prosecutor, punishing bad guys with a piercing gaze and triple-spin kicks. She’s coming off of a career high, her new movie The Villainess having just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to much praise. So, it’ll be interesting to see if her return to dramas becomes a similar success story.
SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Falsify has already begun filming, and will air its first episode after My Sassy Girl ends in July.
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