Kim Hyun-joo puts up her dukes
More new stills are out from law drama Partner, and feature main star Kim Hyun-joo (as an “ajumma lawyer”) getting into the boxing ring — with a middle school student.
In this particular episode, Kim’s character takes on a physical bout with disorderly young students. And no, it’s not a Dal Ja-like fantasy sequence; a producer explains that in the scene, she’s teaching a lesson to rowdy neighborhood delinquents, “and rather than scolding them with a lecture, she chooses to confront them directly.” To prepare, Kim spent a week at action school, training every day for her scene.
The drama airs its first episode on June 24, following Accidental Couple on KBS.
Kim plays a character who makes rash, reckless actions but is warm-hearted and loyal (which contrasts to those at the firm around her). Although it is first and foremost labeled a “law drama,” it seems like Partner is aiming for a strong comic bent. In addition to its main cast, which also includes Lee Dong-wook, Choi Chul-ho, Honey Lee, Kim Dong-wook, and Shin-yi, the drama has also cast veteran comedy actors Lee Won-jong (Gourmet, Iljimae, War of Money) and Park Chul-min (Return of Iljimae‘s Wang Hweng-bo and Beethoven Virus‘ fidgety trumpeteer).
Via JK News