Go Ah-sung in talks to headline new MBC office drama
It’s always good news when a talented actress is headed back to dramaland. Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine) has been offered the leading role in MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday series, a workplace drama about a rookie employee called Radiant Office. While the young actress been keeping busy with films (A Melody to Remember, Right Now Wrong Then, Beauty Inside, Office, Snowpiercer), it’s been nearly two years since her last drama Heard It Through the Grapevine, where she played a teen mother. Go Ah-sung started out as a child actress and has transitioned to adult roles pretty seamlessly, and she’s one actress I’d love to headlining more dramas.
The script for Radiant Office won an open screenwriting competition this year at MBC, and it tells the story of a temporary office worker’s first job. Go Ah-sung is up for the lead role, a young woman struggling to get a job and weary of constant rejection. She’s failed to get hired so many times that one day she gives up and jumps into the Han River.
She’s rescued and taken to the emergency room, where she discovers that she might be terminal. And that’s when she finally gets a job at the company she’s been hoping to work for, as a temporary hire. She makes the decision then and there to start living her life like she’s in charge, and the drama is about her first steps out in the real world, where she’ll encounter all sorts of challenges in the office, and even find romance there.
It sounds like a slice-of-life workplace drama that’s aiming to be relatable and uplifting, and my hopes are up that it’ll have a great leading character because they’re courting Go Ah-sung, and she tends to be choosy with her roles.
Directing will be PD Jung Ji-in of daily drama Another Victory Tomorrow. Radiant Office is due to follow Missing 9 (after Weightlifting Fairy) on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in March.
Via E Daily
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