Kim Yoo-jung to fight back against bullies in Angry Mom
Kim Yoo-jung looks to be heading to MBC for her next project, with the announcement that she’s in talks to join upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Angry Mom. The drama and the role sound really cute, so I look forward to seeing what comes of it: The story is about a thirtysomething mother who normally doesn’t care about current events, who sees her daughter being bullied, and decides to go back to high school to deal with the matter.
Kim Yoo-jung’s character is a smart and mature student who is friends with the class outcast, which makes her the target of the school bullies. It’s not clear whether the angry mom is hers or her friend’s, but in any case, Kim Yoo-jung works with her in her mission to put a stop to the school violence. I find the idea of a thirtysomething woman posing as a high school student utterly hilarious, and would find it almost too absurd to cast until I remembered this. That’s Jang Nara only a couple years ago, and if they could cast her to be undercover mom, I would be SO all over this show.
Maybe this’ll be a nice turnaround for Kim Yoo-jung after her last drama, Secret Door, replaced her suddenly. (They offered some paltry explanations about that always being the plan, but it was pretty clear that they’d changed their tune about her character so I’m not buying it.) It was touted as her first adult leading role, but I don’t think it’s so bad to let the 15-year-old play her age—especially if it’s in good projects that let the actors shine, whatever their age.
Angry Mom was the winner of an open scriptwriting competition held by MBC, and will be directed by PD Choi Byung-gil of the dramas East of Eden and Would You Give Love Away. Currently casting, the drama will take up the midweek slot after Kill Me Heal Me (which premieres in January).
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