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Kim Hee-sun up to join Kim Sun-ah in Woman of Dignity

Huh, Kim Hee-sun (Angry Mom) and Kim Sun-ah (Masked Prosecutor), together in one drama? I love both actresses, but doesn’t that seem like one leading lady too many? Kim Hee-sun is reportedly considering the leading role in the new series Woman of Dignity, which is the part that Kim Sun-ah was originally said to be considering. But producers are apparently courting Kim Sun-ah for a different role, and the two actresses are in consideration to be co-stars. Well, they did say it was a drama about ajummas, so maybe it’ll be the female version of A Gentleman’s Dignity and they can get a whole posse of girlfriends then?

The new drama comes from My Name Is Kim Sam-soon PD Kim Yoon-chul (also of JTBC dramas Madam Antoine, Could We Love, Can We Get Married) and writer Baek Mi-kyung of JTBC’s thoughtful melodrama Beloved Eun-dong, and tells the story of a woman’s riches-to-rags journey of self-discovery. Kim Hee-sun is up for the main role, an extremely beautiful woman who was once a flight attendant and the model for her airline. At twenty-eight she married into a wealthy family and has since enjoyed a life of luxury. But when her in-laws’ family goes under and her husband betrays her, she loses her prestige and hits rock bottom, and the drama is about her personal growth as she raises herself back up.

Kim Sun-ah is up for a character with a thick Chungcheong-do accent who really wants to be a part of high society. She bulks up on her learning in order to do so, and is described as a three-dimensional character with a lot of different sides to her. That’s a bit vague, but it sounds like Kim Sun-ah and Kim Hee-sun will be playing characters from opposite sides of the tracks, who meet somewhere in the middle.

The drama plans to explore contemporary women’s lives, particularly middle-aged women, and the ajumma’s position in society. I can see this type of drama doing really well, especially if they can actually make it relatable and realistic about the everyday struggles women face. It’s interesting that Kim Sun-ah is looking at a secondary character, but there must be something about the role that stands out. I’m sure that a reunion with the director of her beloved rom-com classic My Name Is Kim Sam-soon has a lot to do with it. I do want to see both Kims back in dramaland soon, so maybe we’ll kill two birds with one stone and get them to come back in the same project.

Woman of Dignity plans to start shooting in August for a broadcast early next year. No broadcaster is attached yet.

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Interest levels: +9999999

My only problem is the writer. I haven't seen her last drama but Poliwag made me very wary of Eun-dong-aaaaaaaaaaaaah.

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Poliwag?

My Beloved Eun-dong was a very well written romantic melodrama when there are not as many strong ones in that type of dramas these days. The ending was a bit rushed but it was a very strong drama specially emotionally, well written characters.

I trust that writer much more than other writers in K-drama these days.

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I second Mohammed's thoughts on My Beloved Eun-dong.

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Lol. they HAD me at Kim Sun Ah, no questions asked??☺?. But now it seems they want to spoil me. That's Ok, I'm ready to be spoiled. I've been waiting so long for them to team up some female veterans in acting. Hopefully this will be a hit for the both of them!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If we look at this from positive side, both can be the main leads in one drama. So will this gonna be ahjmma romance? ?

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If they're going for an ahjumma posse, can we also have Kim Hee-ae or will that be too many leading ladies in one drama?

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Don't get me started!!!!!! Throw some Kim Hye-Soo in there, and we have the ultimate "Kims". Wishful thinking, wishful thinking!!!!!!!!

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Kim Mi-kyung, Kim Mi-sook, Kim Young-ae or Kim Young-ok if the drama needs unni/motherly/grandmotherly figures...

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See now, you want to start stuff!!!!!!! But could you imagine!!! This could be the "Kim project! " lol, the moment you realize most of your fav veteran actresses names start with kim. ??

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It needs leading man, Kim Jae-rim.

Just sayin'

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Leading man considerations: Kim Jae-wook, Kim Joo-hyuk, Kim Kang-woo, Kim Nam-gil

Hyun Bin for the cameo (his real last name is Kim).

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@ Mary. Lol I wonder when he got a name change. Or is he from a different dimension?

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@Junny. See now, I've started. Lol, then it would truly be the "Kims Project", not that I'm complaining. Ughhhhh, the possibility!!! I wouldn't know who to root for. I would be confused which ship I want. Kim Myung-Min is also another consideration???. As for Hyun Bin, why not? He's not busy. MLKSS couple reunion anyone?

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Yes to the MLKSS reunion. Watched that show for the first time ever this year and I've already been having withdrawals for years kekeke

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Also Kim Myung Min, Kim Jae Won or even Kim Soo Hyun for the leading man candidate.

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Ve already have the trinity of teenage Kims (So-hyun, Yoo-jung, Sae-ron) and they are amazing, but a full quartet of THE senior actress Kims?

I didn't even knovv I vanted that before, and novv I do.

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"full quartet of THE senior actress Kims?" Sounds sweet doesn't it! Let me add one to teenage "Kims". Kim Hyang-Gi and we have the younger version of our quartet!!

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What if it was a true "Kims project" and included the younger Kim quartet? I haven't seen them all but I'm a fan from other beanies comments about them.

Idk what the show would be about anymore, but no cast members without the last name Kim!

Oh, one more! Kim Seul Gi, anyone?

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Kim Hee Sun, my very favorite actress! I dont even care what writer on anything

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Definitely agree and has been too long since Angry Mom so hope this one happens!

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I said the same thing about Kim Sun Ah (fav actress) last drama and it was a struggle to finish it. And I mean a struggle ?????!!!!! I was angry because the writing, directing and the production was a sloppy mess. Now I just hope the writing is up to these two standard.

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@girlfriday - On a totally different note, is Javabeans okay?
Her recaps are rarely late and am concerned now! ?

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Is she doing Beautiful Mind? Someone needs to get on it already, please. <3

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Hear! Hear! I'm waiting for Beautiful Mind too ??

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Aren't they supposed to be in KCON this weekend? :O

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ohhhhh, I sure hope her back has improved a LOT if she's facing a cross country trip and all the sitting etc strains of a convention appearance. Ouch. Javabeans, fighting! ?

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Yeah is she ok.. She always gives instant recaps and I'm looking forward to rant about lucky romance ..

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Well, I can say that I'm drawn into this because of the actresses.. I hope they don't waste their time and make a memorable drama and not just aim for high ratings.

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Im a huge Kim Sun Ah fan and i will look forward to this drama only if she is co-lead and has her own story, love interest etc

She is too big of actress, importance, too talented to take a second lead role for Kim Hee Sun.

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Some fans knew Kim Hee Sun ages back will know she was very popular leading actress before Kim Sun Ah and Kim Hee Sun in the entertainment industry longer than her.
I'm happy to see both of them, veteran actress together act in this drama. Hope the writer come-up with a fantastic and acceptable story by audiences. Nowaday, good storylines always make the actors well-known.

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Agreed with you. If you watch Kim Hee Sun in the 90's dramas, you will know she was the first beauty actress in Kdrama, variety shows and commercials. Unfortunately, she taken so many hiatus that I haven't heard from her until lately.

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Two Queen bees in this hive? Count me in, I am definitely interested. Now, if only the writing is good. Fingers crossed, fingers crossed... Deep breath.

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Wow...talk about powerhouse line up, much?! I love these two!

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Definitely sign me up! I love these both awesome actresses! They are both definitely some of the best actresses in Korea! Fingers crossed hoping they agree to it!
Fighting!

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as I'm very happy Kim Sun Ah back to small screen again, it reminds me if this will be the two actresses reunite in a drama , years ago when Khs become the leading lady with co-star ryu si won and ksa as a stutter girl. I'm so interesting with ksa's three dimensional and this unusual casting.

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You're right. Remind me the drama, "Forever Yours" Kim Hee Sun was always the leading actress. Hardly recognise Kim Sun Ah over there, she looked chubby than she is now.

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I love Kim Hee Sun since "Faith". Unbelievable she already reaching 40's and she really a beautiful veteran Korean actress.
Why this drama going to air next year? That's so long to wait. I love dramas about women lifestyles.

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I love to watch this two gorgeous ladies in one drama, hope this show have the elements of humour senses, happy ending and fantastic.

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Haven't heard or see Kim Hee Sun in any new Korean dramas since 'Angry Mom'. Very eager to see her again in new drama, definitely, she always gives her best and humorous sense in her role. Can't wait for this drama to air.

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I love Kim Hee Sun in this photo wearing white outfit. She looks very sweet and one of the best-looking ahjumma in the 40's. Excited for her new drama.

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