Jung Yu-mi [10Asia]
Korean actress Jung Yu-mi has been set to play the female lead in a forthcoming TV series starring Kim Hyun-joong, according to her agency Neos Entertainment on Wednesday.
A rep from Neos told 10Asia that Jung has signed on to play the role of Lee Dan-bi, a jewelry designer, in “City Conquest."
Having gone dealt wth a crowned prince from the Joseon Dynasty and an architect in her latter two shows, SBS' "Rooftop Prince" (2012) and "Thousand Days Promise" (2011), she will now be confronted with a man seeking revenge on society.
"Jung was looking forward in starring in this production because she wanted to show the audience a different side of herself as an actress from her previous works," the official explained.
Adapted from the comic book of the same title by Shin Hyung-bin, the forthcoming series will focus on how Baek Mir (Kim) blames his father for leaving their family and decides to get revenge on things that drove his family into destruction.
Jung made her debut in a commercial in 2003 and has since played minor roles in several TV series and movies. She became a household name after portraying a scornful ex-girlfriend in SBS' "Thousand Days Promise" last year and in SBS' "Rooftop Prince" alongside Park Yuchun.
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