Hyeri, Kim Sang-kyung in new tvN comedy Miss Lee
New tvN comedy drama Miss Lee has confirmed casting for actors Hyeri (Two Cops) and Kim Sang-kyung (The Crowned Clown).
The drama is an underdog office comedy story about a rank and file employee who suddenly becomes the CEO overnight. The company is on the brink of disaster and the new CEO who must address the disorderly staff and somehow save the business.
Playing the lead role is Hyeri, whose character’s name is Lee Seon-shim. Lacking credentials and experience, finding a job had not been easy for her. But when she is finally hired by her current company, she’s relegated to running errands and is treated poorly by the staff. For instance, everyone simply calls her “Miss Lee” rather than bothering to learn her full name. Still, she has an optimistic and sunny spirit which helps her to persevere. When she’s suddenly crowned the new CEO, this same energy propels her to rise to the occasion–and devises a radical plan that might very well save the company.
Kim Sang-kyung plays the role of Yoo Jin-wook, one of the company’s directors. He was once passionate about his job, but became jaded by life and is a realist by nature. Rather than seeing employees as people, he cares about numbers and results. Due to the pressure that he puts on his staff, he has a reputation of being a “human pressurizer.” But when he sees Lee Seon-shim fighting against the odds as the new CEO, Yoo Jin-wook starts to feel compelled to help and takes on an advisory and mentor role. Although he continues to be blunt and harsh in his advice, he challenges Lee Seon-shim and she grows above and beyond the expectations of others and herself.
Writing for the drama is Park Jung-hwa and directing will be done by PD Han Dong-hwa (Bad Guys: City of Evil, Police Unit 38).
I really like Kim Sang-kyung, and I love underdog stories and comedies. But I do feel that Hyeri has been very limited as an actor in her past projects – even though she was likeable in Answer Me 1988. Hopefully, she’ll be like her character in this drama and rise above expectations.
tvN’s upcoming comedy Miss Lee is currently being planned to air in the latter half of 2019.
Via Xports News
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