Lee Jia joins tvN’s My Ajusshi as Lee Seon-kyun’s wife
Upcoming tvN drama My Ajusshi, starring Lee Seon-kyun (This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair) and IU (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo), has added Lee Jia (Thrice Married Woman) to its lineup. She will be playing Lee Seon-kyun’s wife and a successful lawyer, which should make for an interesting dynamic if there’s supposed to be a romance between Lee Seon-kyun and IU as earlier reports have hinted at.
My Ajusshi marks Lee Jia’s first full-length television series since 2014’s Thrice Married Woman, and I look forward to seeing her back on the screen, especially since her projects are so few and far inbetween. And I can easily see her taking on her role in My Ajusshi, as someone who married Lee Seon-kyun’s character because of his hard-working personality and his strength, but was dissatisfied at losing who she was before she became someone’s wife. She passes the bar exam and becomes a successful lawyer, and yet, she hasn’t been able to fill the emptiness she feels.
There seems to be a lot of people in need of healing in this drama, which purports to revolve around a young woman in her twenties (IU) who struggles to carry the burdens life has left on her shoulders, and how she will comfort and receive comfort from three brothers who similarly struggle everyday. Lee Seon-kyun will play the middle brother, with Chungmuro regulars Oh Dal-soo (Memoir of a Murderer) and Song Sae-byuk (Night of Seven Years) playing his older and younger brothers, respectively. Na Mun-hee (I Can Speak) rounds out the impressive cast as the mother to the three men.
I’m putting a lot of trust in the writer-director duo going into this drama, because while I really like these actors, I’m wary that the story is going to involve adultery, which is so not up my alley. But, on the other hand, Park Hae-young of Oh Hae-young Again is in charge of the script and one of my favorite directors ever, Kim Won-seok (Signal, Misaeng) is at the helm, so I’m hoping that whatever direction the show goes in, I’ll be right there with them.
My Ajusshi will air on tvN sometime in the first half of 2018.