Kang Hye-jung considers returning to dramaland in Jugglers
Quirky, cute actress Kang Hye-jung (Lucid Dream) is eyeing a return to dramaland after a lengthy stay in Chungmuro. She’s been recently offered the lead role in Jugglers, the office drama that has also been courting Yoon Kyun-sang (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People). It tells the story of the relationship between a boss who has no concern for others, and a secretary who cares for others too much.
If Kang Hye-jung confirms, it’ll be her first drama in five years since Marriage Plot. She’s up for the role of the secretary—she’s sacrificing to a fault, having lived for the last fifteen years as a full-time housewife, selflessly always supporting her family. She returns to the workforce when one day her husband doesn’t come back from a mountain hike, and she becomes employed as a sports business director’s rookie secretary. She’s naive in the ways of the world and too kindhearted, so I can already predict that people will try to take advantage of her good will as she faces this new challenge.
Initial reports described the lead male character as a man who is indifferent to all other people, only concerned with doing his work himself. For his stoic personality and good looks, he’s highly sought after by the ladies, but he has no interest in any. So we’re looking at two very extreme individuals—one who is wholly a giver, and one who tries to be entirely independent of others.
From what I know of the real Kang Hye-jung from Superman Is Back, she’s definitely the dominant one in her relationship with Tablo, and was the main household breadwinner for a while. So I’m interested to see how she’ll completely transform for this new role. The character descriptions make me think back to what Introverted Boss could have been. But since KBS has a pretty good record with office dramas, especially with their most recent, Chief Kim, hopefully they’ll knock this one out of the park as well.
KBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama Jugglers has been slated for a premiere in December, after currently airing Witch’s Courtroom ends.
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