The swindling games begin in new teaser for JTBC’s Private Life
New stills and a new video teaser has been released for JTBC’s upcoming Private Life, featuring the main cast: Seohyun (Time), Go Kyung-pyo (Cross), Kim Hyo-jin (Mary Stayed Out All Night), and Kim Young-min (A Couple’s World).
In a world where people make their personal lives public through social media, what you see is not always the truth. Lives or identities can be stolen or fabricated, and catfishing is widespread. Capitalizing on these current trends, the drama brings together a group of con artists who pull out their best tools and tricks for their biggest job yet. The goal being to successfully con the South Korean government and reveal the hidden affairs of the state to the public.
In this story, Seohyun plays the role of Cha Joo-eun. As a con artist, she enjoys making/wearing disguises and she specializes in identity fraud. Burying away her real life and name, she constructs fictional depictions of herself and uses multiple aliases. Having been born to parents who are both swindlers themselves, she learned the tools of the trade by watching her parents from a young age and is highly confident in her skills.
Go Kyung-pyo plays Lee Jung-hwan, who works as a team manager in a large business conglomerate. Although he looks like a typical employee in appearance, he is a mysterious character and is hiding his true reasons for coming to work at the company.
Kim Hyo-jin plays an infamous con artist named Jung Bok-gi, who is considered to be upper class in the world of scammers. Elegant, sharply-tongued, and charismatic, she’s always calm as steel when on the job. Her partner in crime is Kim Young-min, who takes on the part of Kim Jae-wook. He’s described as an homme fatale character and is highly ambitious.
The newly released teaser introduces the drama’s characters and it starts with Seohyun looking up at herself in a mirror. She explains, “I fabricate my personal life in order to be happy like this,” and we briefly see her wearing a wedding dress. Returning back to scenes from her reality, the actress’ name, Seohyun, appears on screen. The next name that appears is, Go Kyung-pyo, who runs up from behind Seohyun to take refuge under her umbrella in the rain. Following him is the name, Kim Hyo-jin, who walks down a hallway dressed in tall stiletto heels. And we see the name, Kim Young-min, quickly afterwards, who takes off his sunglasses with a steely gaze. The next name we see is supporting actor, Tae Won-seok (Nobody Knows). He asks someone off-screen, “Have you ever eaten $10,000 kimchi stew? It’s amazing.”
It cuts to a text screen laid over a scene where Go Kyung-pyo kisses a girl in the background. The text reads, “The world of con artists, where people deceive others and are deceived themselves.” In a sequence, we see Seohyun performing a bank job. All the while Kim Hyo-jin takes a sip of wine and drawls, “It’s cute, they’re trying to learn how the world runs.” A text screen is laid over the scene, which reads: “No one can be trusted.” Cutting back to Seohyun, the teaser comes to an end as she says with a knowing smile, “I want to be a good girl.”
Written by Yoo Sung-yeol (Heartless City) and directed by PD Nam Gun (Temperature of Love), JTBC’s Private Life will be premiering September 16 following Was it Love.