Casting carries on for Woman With a Suitcase with Jeon Hye-bin and Lee Joon
The love quadrilateral for MBC legal drama Woman With a Suitcase is slowly settling into place. Choi Ji-woo (Twenty Again) and Joo Jin-mo (Beloved Eun-dong) are headlining, forming the main romance line, and now Lee Joon (Vampire Prosecutor) and Jeon Hye-bin (Oh Hae-young Again) are considering joining them to complete the rest of the square.
Woman With a Suitcase will portray the story of an ex-convict, played by Choi Ji-woo, who was wrongfully framed for a white-collar crime she didn’t commit, and her subsequent revenge on her fraudulent accusers. Before her prison stint, she was a successful office manager, but ends up becoming a lawyer in order to gain enough power to seek retribution. Joo Jin-mo’s character is a media mogul, who acts as a daddy long-legs to Choi Ji-woo by quietly supporting and helping her achieve her dreams.
If she confirms, Jeon Hye-bin, also known as the Pretty Oh Hae-young, will transform into a capable lawyer who’s reputed to be tough as nails. She doesn’t mean to come across as cold and fierce; it’s just that growing up under a stepmother who resented her father for bankrupting their family has made her defensive, often causing her to lash out preemptively.
Lee Joon is considering a role as the ultimate sexy and brainy lawyer who outwardly seems to have everything. But a little delving into his affairs reveals that he’s behind on the rent for his office space, for his failing law practice that employs only one other person beside himself. For Lee Joon, this drama will be a reunion with writer Kwon Eun-mi, who also was behind his breakout role in Gap-dong.
Jeon Hye-bin made an early debut and has had a long presence in the entertainment industry, but recently shot to popularity due to Oh Hae-young Again. Lee Joon just completed the OCN series Vampire Detective, and I’ve been looking forward to him being free again to tackle more lighthearted optimistic material, after two back-to-back darker dramas. Alas, he’s headed into another revenge plot, but on the bright side, his character seems to be the least scarred of the four.
Legal melodrama Woman With a Suitcase will start airing this September after Monster finishes its run.
Via Daily Sports
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