CEO Hyeri motivates her employees with bonuses in underdog comedy Miss Lee
A new teaser is out for Miss Lee, the workplace drama about a small company called Cheongil Electronics that is on the brink of bankruptcy. It looks like it’ll be a refreshing take on a company’s revival as a lowly clerk, played by Hyeri (Two Cops), somehow becomes the CEO and fights to save the company, battling the work-weariness of her former fellow lower-rung employees.
Kim Sang-kyung (The Crowned Clown) plays the jaded mentor who is a director at Cheongil Electronics. A realist, he views employees as little more than machines that yield output, but seeing the compassionate leadership approach of the newbie CEO Hyeri, he begins to melt and change inside.
The teaser sets the tone with a scene of the employees listlessly working in a factory assembly line. Hyeri and Kim Sang-kyung stride in, and Hyeri announces: “Everyone, the company is in danger. In these times, let’s gather our strength together and work toward…”
One of the employees, played by Baek Ji-won (Be Melodramatic), pokes her head out and asks, “Toward what?”
Lost for words, Hyeri stammers “Uhhh..” until Kim Sang-kyung comes to the rescue with some quick thinking.
He answers Baek Ji-won’s question by saying “Let’s work toward doing well so we can get bonuses.”
Hyeri repeats Kim Sang-kyung’s statement with conviction.
At the mention of bonuses, the employees’ ears perk up, and they begin chanting “Bonus! Bonus!” and Hyeri’s character name “Lee Seon-shim! Lee Seon-shim!”
tvN’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Miss Lee, directed by Han Dong-hwa (Police Unit 38) and written by Park Jung-hwa, will begin airing on September 25.