Seo Woo faces off against Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon, Seo Woo
It was with particular interest that people took notice of Jeon Do-yeon‘s next film project, as it teams the Cannes Best Actress winner (for Secret Sunshine) with award-winning director Im Sang-soo (A Good Lawyer’s Wife) in a remake of a classic movie largely regarded as the best Korean film of all time, 1960’s The Housemaid. (Read more about The Housemaid.) Now Seo Woo has been cast opposite Jeon Do-yeon, and the two will face off in a suspenseful battle of wills.
This is quite a coup for Seo Woo, who is still a newbie in the film world. She has, however, already received ample recognition for her acting skills and her career has gotten off to a brilliant start: She won a newcomer award last year for Crush and Blush, gained greater public recognition from the mania drama Tamra the Island, and is garnering strong buzz for her role in the thriller film Paju.
In the original film, a housemaid works for a middle-aged married couple, has an affair with the husband, and starts acting out in bizarre ways. The wife tries to reclaim her place in the household, and a series of shocking, suspenseful events unfolds. The remake recasts the married couple as a younger pair; the older Jeon Do-yeon plays the seductive and manipulative housemaid to Seo Woo’s younger wife character. The husband is still being cast.
Sounds fascinating, and I for one am really looking forward to seeing these two actresses duke it out onscreen.