SBS’s Falsify finds its female lead in Eom Ji-won
Finally! And not a moment too soon: Eom Ji-won (Master, Thrice Married Woman) has officially confirmed that she will be joining Namgoong Min (Chief Kim), Yoo Joon-sang (Pied Piper), and Jeon Hye-bin (Woman With a Suitcase) in SBS’s upcoming legal thriller Falsify. The first script reading with the entire cast is scheduled for this week, and they plan to start shooting for the show straightaway.
Eom Ji-won will play Kwon So-ra, a prosecutor who graduated at the top of her class and became well-known for becoming the youngest-ever female rookie. She doesn’t sound very popular, though: Her ambition and direct way of speaking makes her the subject of jealousy and suspicion in the prosecutor’s office. Kwon So-ra will work together with Namgoong Min and Yoo Joon-sang’s reporter characters to uncover corruption.
Han Moo-young, played by Namgoong Min, will be very different from Yoo Joon-sang’s elite Lee Seok-min character, however. Han Moo-young works for a third-rate tabloid and only became a reporter to get revenge for his older brother, who died while trying to report on a certain incident. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Lee Seok-min is a cynical stickler for the rules, who is considered a legend in the investigative journalism field. So, a troublemaker and a no-nonsense leader. They should get along just fine.
I’m pretty excited that Eom Ji-won is returning to dramaland after a four-year absence in favor of Chungmuro. I loved her in The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, and she was gut-wrenching in Hope, where she played the mother of a girl who is brutally assaulted. She joins a cast that has acting talent in spades, so I look forward to watching them together on my screen fighting for justice.
Falsify will follow My Sassy Girl in SBS’s Monday-Tuesday slot, and will premiere on July 24.
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