After a careful and meticulous selection, ‘National’s First Love’ Bae Suzy has finally decided on her new project. A new drama called “Anna” by the Coupang Play platform has attracted Bae Suzy and Jung Eun Chae into starring on it. So, what is it that makes them drawn into this new drama? Let’s find out!
Bae Suzy and Jung Eun Chae Have Confirmed to Star in Coupang Play New Drama, “Anna”
On October 25, various media reported that Coupang Play, a new TV show platform, has confirmed Bae Suzy and Jung Eun Chae to star in their original series, “Anna”. In addition to Bae Suzy and Jung Eun Chae, Kim Jun Han and Park Ye Young will join the cast lineup for “Anna”.
A Script That Has Captivated the Cast into Joining the New Drama
According to the reports, Bae Suzy has been extremely careful in deciding on her next project after her success in “Start-Up” indeed. However, once she came upon the script, she immediately fell in love with the story that deciding to star in this drama does not take long.
“From the moment when I read the script, it was like I was enchanted and completely immersed into “Anna”. Then, I became nervous—in a good way—while preparing for this project, and I just couldn’t wait for the day when we start filming.”Bae Suzy.
Furthermore, Bae Suzy was not alone. Apparently, “The King: Eternal Monarch” actress Jung Eun Chae decided to star in this new drama due to the same reason.
“The intensity of the powerful script was the one captivating me, and I’m excited and looking forward to showing a completely new character.”Jung Eun Chae.
And at the same time, Kim Jun Han also mentioned the same exact reason that the captivating story of “Anna” was the main reason attracting him into the project.
“Immediately after I finished reading the script, I just wanted to do the project. There’s indeed a solid sense of profoundness in the story, and I think that the director’s perspective is exciting.”Kim Jun Han.
So, what was it about the story of Coupang Play “Anna” that has truly captivated almost the entire cast? Here are several noteworthy details and trivia facts about Bae Suzy and Jung Eun Chae new drama, Coupang Play “Anna”.
Coupang Play “Anna” Trivia Facts, Starring Bae Suzy and Jung Eun Chae
1. Designed Initially as a Film
First and foremost, you must know that just like Netflix’s “Squid Game”, apparently Coupang Play’s “Anna” was first designed as a film with an initial title, “The Second Anna”.
However, during the preparation process, the production team decided to change the project into an 8-episode drama. Therefore, don’t be so surprised if later, the plot and story will be a lot more compact and fast-paced than regular 16-episode Korean dramas.
2. A Story of Lies and Ripple Effects
Secondly, the storyline of Coupang Play “Anna” is highly complex and extraordinary. That is why it has captivated most of the cast members into joining the drama.
It tells a story of a woman who starts off telling a small lie but later ends up living someone else’s life due to her lies. This woman is the main character named Yoo Mi, played by Bae Suzy.
3. Characters with Complicated Personalities
Unlike ordinary regular Korean dramas, in which we know the characters are either kindhearted or unpleasant, Coupang Play “Anna” fills its story with characters with extremely complicated personalities.
Firstly, we have the main character herself, Yoo Mi, who ends up living another person’s life because of her lies. Many people have assumed that Yoo Mi suffers from an antisocial personality disorder called Ripley’s Syndrome. This syndrome causes someone to believe that their lies are actually the truth. That way, they can maintain their own peace of mind.
Secondly, we have the second female lead named Hyun Joo, whom Jung Eun Chae will portray. Unlike other second-lead roles, Hyun Joo is a character with high complexity. She enjoys living a superior life, holding herself above everyone. That is why she keeps treating other people with neither kindness nor malice, resulting in her subtly tense relationship with Yoo Mi.
At the same time, there’s also Yoo Mi’s husband, Ji Hoon, played by Kim Jun Han, who lives a future-oriented and ambitious life.
Finally, we have Ji Won, a trustworthy and dependable senior. She’s the only person whom Yoo Mi trusts. “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” actress Park Ye Young will portray her character.
4. Taken From a Talented Perspective by Director Lee Joo Young
A good script will never turn into a masterpiece without the proper interpretation. That is why the general director of Coupang Play, Kim Sung Han, decided to entrust “Anna” into the hands of the talented director Lee Joo Young.
“We were drawn to the immersion of the story. That is why we are looking forward to Lee Joo Young’s unique perspective and detailed direction, as well as Suzy’s big transformation. We are positive that this will be a trending project that will draw attention in 2022.”Kim Sung Han, the General Director of Coupang Play.
Previously, director Lee Joo Young has worked on various projects, including “A Single Rider” and a short film, “On the Other Side of You”.
“‘Anna’ is a story about someone who loses themselves and part of their life because of a lie that started from a feeling of loss.”Director Lee Joo Young.
5. When is the Premiere Date of Coupang Play “Anna”?
According to the media reports, Coupang Play “Anna” will premiere sometime in 2022, and the filming process has just started on October 15, 2021.
Finally, does Coupang Play “Anna” sound interesting to you as much as it did to Bae Suzy and Jung Eun Chae? Looking at the complexity of the characters and storyline, it seems like we will be able to see a different side of Suzy after “Vagabond” and “Start-Up”. So, let’s see how much all the cast members can show deep portrayals and rich expressions of Coupang Play “Anna” characters.
Also, please remember to stay with us at Kpoppost, and we will keep you in the loops of Coupang Play “Anna” updates. In the meantime, let us reminisce about Bae Suzy’s intense acting skills in “Vagabond”.
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